I am a pastry chef by trade but have always loved literature and writing. I have never been published and this is the first time I've read anything out loud to a public audience since 8th grade when I won an essay contest for Martin Luther King Day.
Elizabeth is a writer whose work explores the facets of the human body, the natural world, mythology, and various spiritual traditions. When not writing, she acquires books for a local publisher with a focus in psychology and spirituality, and spends as much time as possible outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Mark has been writing fiction since third grade, but has been published only in legal journals. He is working to correct this. Currently, however, he was thrilled to have learned so much more about Creativity Explored and the artwork produced here.
Anita has been wanting to write poetry for years and only found focus when she started at the Writers' Studio a year ago. She was living in Asia before that, and had been writing about interior design and travel on and off. During the day, she also tries to get some stuff done for a tech company.
I have been shaped as a person and a writer by spending ten years as a social justice organizer, mostly working with low-wage immigrant workers. I'm also a drummer, and I make part of my living now by teaching street drumming workshops to women and youth. In my writing, I like to look for the overlap between social realism, nature, and magic.
Tristan Silverman began writing poetry in Chicago's legendary slam poetry community and was one of the few genderqueer voices in the city to win several regional awards, amongst them the Gwendolyn Brooks Award for Poetry. Tristan received honorable mention in the Academy of American Poets College Award, is a recent Alum of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and has been published in numerous journals including Boxcar Poetry, decomP... Read More →
Vegar came from Norway to America in the pursuit of zen and freedom. Here he became a father, a widower, a fan of kitchen power tools, and now, an aspiring writer. He knows less and less as time goes by, but is grateful that his friends showed up tonight.