Visiting Writers & Artists – 2014-15

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AMY TAN
April 2014

Amy Tan is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships. Her most well-known work is The Joy Luck Club, which has been translated into 35 languages. In 1993, the book was adapted into a commercially successful film. Tan has written several other bestselling novels, including The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter and Saving Fish from Drowning. Presented in partnership with Florida Int'l University.


CATHERINE BOWMAN
April 2014

Catherine Bowman is an American poet. Her most recent poetry collection is The Plath Cabinet (Four Way Books, 2009), and her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The Best American Poetry, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. Her honors include fellowships from Yaddo and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Presented in partnership with Florida Int'l University.

Poetry Reading 4.2.14


MARK ALLEN
April 2014

Mark Allen has contributed to The New York Times, The Huffington Post, NPR's All Things Considered,The Awl and Vice, and hosted his own weekly radio show at WFMU. As a filmmaker, Mark's first short Sock Job is currently in production. Mark ran an experimental show at Dixon Place called Pitch!, where writers pitched ideas to editors live on stage. Presented in partnership with Miami Filmmakers Collective.


DANIEL JONES
April 2014

Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times since its inception in October 2004. His books include two essay anthologies, Modern Love and The Bastard on the Couch, and a novel, After Lucy, which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. His writing has appeared in several publications, including the New York Times, Elle,Parade, Real Simple, and Redbook. Presented in partnership with Lip Service.


CATHI HANAUER
April 2014

Cathi Hanauer is the author of three novels, Gone (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2012), Sweet Ruin (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2006), and My Sister's Bones (Delacorte, 1996), and the editor of the # 10 New York Times bestselling essay collection The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood and Marriage (Morrow/HarperCollins, 2002). She was the monthly books columnist for both Glamour and Mademoiselle and wrote the monthly advice column "Relating" in Seventeen for seven years. Presented in partnership with Lip Service.


ROBERT HAAS
April 2014

Haas served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. He received both an MA and Ph.D. in English from Stanford University and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. His books of poetry include Time and Materials (2007), which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; Sun Under Wood: New Poems (1996), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Human Wishes (1989); Praise (1979), which won the William Carlos Williams Award.


NIKKY FINNEY
April 2014

A child of activists, Finney came of age during the civil rights and Black Arts Movements. She has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997) and co- founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney's fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.


MICHAEL DAUGHERTY
April 2014

Michael Daugherty is one of the most widely performed American concert music composers of his generation. Daugherty's notable works include his Superman comic book-inspired Metropolis Symphony for Orchestra (1988–93), Dead Elvis for Solo Bassoon and Chamber Ensemble (1993) and Jackie O (1997). Daugherty has received numerous awards, distinctions, and fellowships for his music, including a Fulbright Fellowship (1977) and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1992) and the Guggenheim Foundation (1996).


WAYNE KOESTENBAUM
April 2014

Born in 1958, Wayne Koestenbaum attended Harvard University and received an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Princeton University. After being named co-winner of the 1989 Discovery/The Nation poetry contest, he published his first collection of poetry, Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems (Persea, 1990), which was chosen as one of The Village Voice Literary Supplement's "Favorite Books of 1990.”


JOSE KOZER
April 2014

Recipient of the 2013 Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize, José Kozer is the author of over 65 collections of verse. His most recent, No buscan reflejarse (2002), a selection from past volumes, is the first poetry collection by a living Cuban exile to be published in Havana. His own far more comprehensive selection of poems, Stet, with translations by Mark Weiss, is available as a bilingual edition from Junction Press.


ELENA MEDEL
April 2014

Elena Medel is one of the most talented and promising young writers in Spain today. She has published four books and a chapbook to date, two of which have won prestigious literary awards. At only 16 years old she won the ‘Andalucía Joven’ prize, awarded by the Junta of Andalusia, for her book Mi primer bikini / My First Bikini (DVD, 2002), and last year she won the XXVI Loewe International Poetry Prize, Spain’s most prestigious awards of its kind, for Chatterton, her most recent collection.


TERRI WITEK
April 2014

Terri Witek is the author of several books including The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner and Courting Couples (winner of the 2000 Center for Book Arts Contest). In 2000, she received the McInery Award for Teaching, and in 2008, she received the John Hague Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in the liberal arts and sciences. A native of northern Ohio, she teaches English at Stetson University, where she holds the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing.


MATT ROBERTS
April 2014

Matt Roberts is a new media artist specializing in real-time video performance and new media applications. His work has been featured internationally and nationally, and he has shown in several new media festivals including ISEA, FILE, 404, CONFLUX. He recently received the Transitio award from the Transitio_MX Festival in Mexico City. He is the founder of EMP: Electronic Mobile Performance , and an Associate Professor of Digital Art at Stetson University .


DON SHARE
April 2014

Don Share became the editor of Poetry in 2013. His books of poetry are Wishbone(2012), Squandermania(2007), and Union (2013, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of PoetryMagazine (2012), and editor of Bunting's Persia(2012) and a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (Faber and Faber). He is the translator of I Have Lots of Heart: Selected Poems by Miguel Hernández (1998), winner of the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize and the Premio Valle Inclán for Spanish Translation.


ADAM PITLUK
April 2014

Adam Pitluk is an award-winning journalist and the author of “Damned To Eternity” and “Standing Eight,” both books critically acclaimed and studies of the human condition. Adam has a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri and a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is currently the executive editor of American Way and Celebrated Living magazines, the in-flight and first class magazines of American Airlines respectively.


JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA
April 2014

Jimmy Santiago Baca, born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, was raised first by his grandmother and later sent to an orphanage. A runaway at age 13, it was after Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum-security prison that he learned to read and write, unearthing a voracious passion for poetry. Some of Baca’s poetry collections include C-Train and Thirteen Mexicans: Dream Boy's Story (Grove Press, 2002), Set This Book on Fire (1999), In the Way of the Sun (1997), Black Mesa Poems (1995), and What's Happening (1982).


JORDAN LEVIN
May 2014

Jordan Levin has been an arts and entertainment reporter and critic at the Miami Herald since 1999, covering dance and performance, Latin and pop music, and cultural and investigative features. She has written and produced radio features for WLRN-Miami Herald News, two of which aired on NPR. As a freelancer, she has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Latina, among others. Before turning to journalism, she was a dancer in New York City and an arts presenter in Miami.


MARK DOHERTY
May 2014

Mark was born, eight of nine children, in Providence, Rhode Island to an Irish-American father and an Italian-American mother. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he lettered in football and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1994. It was in college where Mark was first exposed to the theater, performing in three theatrical productions.

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival


PEDRO MEDINA LEON
May 2014

Pedro Medina León is author of Streets de Miami and Mañana no te veré en Miami. His fiction and non fiction have appeared in El Nuevo Herald, Latina Noticias, Label Me Latin@, Nagari Magazine. Pedro is founder of Suburbano Ediciones, a Spanish language cultural online magazine (www.sub-urbano.com). Currently Suburbano Ediciones is also an imprint and an online books-marketplace.


ANDREA GRANO
May 2014

Andrea Grano is an actress and producer, known for Planet of the Apes (2001), Outside Sales (2006) and Uninvited (2007), and she portrayed Ellen Price during Season 6 of 24. Ms. Grano is staying in conjunction with the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival


DMW GREER
May 2014

DMW Greer is an American playwright. Well known as the author of Burning Blue, written in 1992 and premiered at The King's Head Theatre on London’s fringe in 1995. Mr. Greer is staying with us in conjunction with the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival


TARA KARSIAN
May 2014

Tara Karsian is an American stage and film actress. She is a member of the Echo Theater Company and has appeared on several television programs, including ER, Prison Break, and Desperate Housewives, along with 12 Miles of Bad Road. Her film credits include The Number 23, Single White Female, Envy, and Boys Life 3.

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival


KELLY LUCE
May 2014

Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object, 2013). Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Salon and other magazines. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers and a fiction editor at Bat City Review.


JULIA COOKE
May 2014

Julia Cooke is the author of The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba. Her writing on Cuba has appeared in the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveller, The Best American Travel Writing 2014, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She's written about her experiences buying gourmet food on Havana's black market, profiled the most prolific design writer in the U.S. and a young sex worker in Havana. Julia is the recipient of fellowships from The Norman Mailer Center and Columbia University.

Cultural Round Table 5/15/2014


KOTARO FUKUMA
May 2014

Toyko-born Kotaro Fukuma started learning piano at the age of 5 and has won international competitions. In 2003, at the age of 20, Kotaro won both First Prize and the Chopin Prize at the 15th Cleveland International Piano Competition. Since then his concert career has developed on five continents (North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia).

Miami Int'l Piano Festival


VINCENZO MALTEMPO
May 2014

Vincenzo Maltempo was born in Benevento, Italy.In 2006 he won the XXIII Competition "Premio Veneziaand started an successfully international career with wide-ranging repertoire and recordings that have been well received and reviewed internationally.

Miami Int'l Piano Festival


NICK VAN BLOSS
May 2014

Nick Bloss is an English classical pianist and author who has (and has become an advocate for) Tourette syndrome. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2007, Oliver Sacks wrote about van Bloss in his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Sacks wrote that in conversation about his piano playing and Tourette's, van Bloss speaks in terms of his condition's constituting an "energy", one that is "harnessed and focused" when he plays the piano.

Miami Int'l Piano Festival


ZLATA CHOCHIEVA
May 2014

At the age of eight Zlata made her debut on the stage of Grand Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, performing Mozart’s concerto No 17 with an orchestra. She has since given concerts with numerous orchestras, and is the winner of ten international piano competitions. She has recently performed in halls throughout the world, and her performances have been broadcast on the radio and TV at home in Russia and internationally.

Miami Int'l Piano Festival


LLEWELLYN SANCHEZ-WERNER
May 2014

A California native, sixteen-year-old Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner began piano studies at age two and by the age of six made his orchestral debut as soloist. He now resides in New York while continuing his studies at the Juilliard School. Sanchez-Werner performed for President Obama at his last inauguration. Committed to social action through music, Sanchez-Werner has received a 2011 CNN Heroes nomination.

Miami Int'l Piano Festival


DIANA SPECHLER
May 2014

Diana Spechler is the author of Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011). She has written for the New York Times; GQ;O, The Oprah Magazine; CNN Living; Esquire; New York Magazine and elsewhere. She is a six-time Moth Story SLAM winner and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth podcast, and NPR. She received her MFA degree from the University of Montana and was a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University and the writer-in-residence at Portsmouth Abbey School.


AMANDA DEUTCH
June 2014

Amanda Deutch is the author of three chapbooks: BOSS: Box of Sky (Dusie Kollektiv 4), Motel Drift and The Subway Series. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Floormap, Pocketnotes, Finery, Ping Pong, Bone Bouquet, Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street, REVOLUTIONEsque, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she was the recipient of 2007 Footpaths Fellowship to live and write in the Azores archipelago. She is the founder and director of Parachute Literary Arts and lives in Brooklyn.


MIA LEONIN
June 2014

MIA LEONIN is the author of two books of poetry Braid (Anhinga Press) and Unraveling the Bed (forthcoming from Anhinga Press). She has been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize and her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Leonin’s poetry has been published in New Letters, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Chelsea and Witness.


M.J. FIEVRE
July 2014

Born in Port-au-Prince, M.J. Fievre is the author of several mystery novels in French. as well as short stories and poems in English appearing in many anthologies. M.J. obtained her MFA from the Creative Writing program at Florida International University and is the founding editor of Sliver of Stone, a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe.


PABLO BRESCIA
July 2014

Pablo Brescia was born in Buenos Aires and has lived in the United States since 1986. He has published two books of short stories Fuera de Lugar/Out of Place (Peru, 2012/Mexico, 2013) and La apariencia de las cosas/The Appearance of Things (México, 1997), and a book of hybrid texts No hay tiempo para la poesía/No Time for Poetry (Buenos Aires, 2011), with the pen name Harry Bimer. Some of his stories are collected in ESC (Miami, 2013) and Gente ordinaria/Ordinary People (Mexico, 2014). He teaches Latin American Literature at the University of South Florida.


VINCENT MOON
July 2014

Vincent Moon is an independent filmmaker from Paris. He gained world notoriety with La Blogotheque's popular video podcast The Take Away Shows. In 4 years, Moon directed over 200 videos as a series of improvised outdoor video sessions with musicians, set in unexpected locations and broadcast freely on the web. Moon is visiting Miami for the first time, in partnership with Indie Film Club Miami.

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VANESSA GARCIA
July 2014

Garcia is an multi-media and cross-genre artist, writer, journalist, and playwright. She's written and reported for various publications including The New York Times; The LA Times; The Miami Herald; HowlRound; The Southern Humanities Review; and The Art Basel Magazine, along with numerous other journals, magazines, newspapers, and online media. In 2010, she was named one of Miami's 20 under 40 by The Miami Herald. That same year she was named one of Miami's 100 Creatives by the Miami New Times.


ANJANETTE DELGADO
July 2014

Anjanette Delgado is a Puerto Rican novelist, journalist, and TV producer. She writes about heartbreak and lives in Miami with her husband, Daniel, and her Mini Daschund, Chloe. Her second novel is upcoming from Kensington Books (English) and by Penguin Random House (Spanish) in September of 2014.


PATRICIA ENGEL
August 2014

Engel is the author of the acclaimed books, Vida and It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris. Vida, her debut, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 along with many other accolades including being named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Latina Magazine, and Los Angeles Weekly. Her novel, It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, was an Elle Reader’s Prize winner, a recommended summer read by the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, and Flavorwire, as well as winner of an International Latino Book Award.


KIM EDGAR
August 2014

Edinburgh-based pianist and songwriter Kim Edgar is attracting five star reviews for both her recorded work and live performances. Kim's songs reflect her classical piano background, and her interest in horror, fairy tales, feminism and social history, which she studied during her degree in English Language & Literature. Her songs are beginning to make their way in the world, with live performances at a range of UK venues and festivals, a European tour in 2011, and a growing fanbase in Scotland and further afield.


M. EVELINA GALANG
August 2014

Galang is the author of several books; her most recent novel is ANGEL DE LA LUNA AND THE 5TH GLORIOUS MYSTERY (Coffee House Press 2013). She is currently writing LOLAS’ HOUSE: WOMEN LIVING WITH WAR, stories of surviving Filipina WWII “Comfort Women." Galang teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women’s Network.

Escribe Aqui / Write Here


P. SCOTT CUNNINGHAM
August 2014

P. Scott Cunningham is the co-founder and director of O, Miami: a month-long poetry festival with the goal of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem. His events and projects have been featured in New Yorker magazine, NPR’s Morning Edition, NPR’s The Takeaway, ESPN, Time, and many others. In 2011, Fast Company named him as one of 51 “Brilliant Urbanites” that are changing America.


THOMAS SWICK
August 2014

Thomas Swick is the author of a travel memoir, Unquiet Days: At Home in Poland (1991, Ticknor & Fields), and a collection of travel stories. His work has appeared in The American Scholar, The Oxford American, The North American Review, The Missouri Review, The Wilson Quarterly, and many others. From 1989 to 2008, Swick was the travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and the newspaper’s name appeared in every edition of The Best American Travel Writing from its inauguration in 2000 to 2008, the year that he left the paper.


SANDRA SIMMONDS
August 2014

Sandra Simonds is the author of Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2008) and Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012). She is assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.

Reading Queer Festival


L. LAMAR WILSON
August 2014

L. Lamar Wilson has poems in or forthcoming in African American Review, Los Angeles Review, jubilat, The 100 Best African American Poems and more. His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the 2011 Beau Boudreaux Poetry Prize. Wilson has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Callaloo Workshops, the Alfred E. Knobler Scholarship Fund, and the Arts and Sciences Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Reading Queer Festival


NEIL DE LA FLOR
August 2014

Neil de la Flor is a writer, photographer, teacher and former fashion designer based in Miami, FL. His first book, Almost Dorothy (Marsh Hawk Press, 2010), won the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. de la Flor’s second book, An Elephant’s Memory of Blizzards (Marsh Hawk Press), which has nothing to do with elephants but everything to do with the memory or blizzards, examines our obsession with hope, the omnipresence of memory and the consequences of sexual abuse.

Reading Queer Festival


JOSE A. VILLAR-PORTELA
September 2014

JV Portela is a poet, translator and editor based out of Miami, FL. While he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Hispanic Literature at Florida International University he often leaves the ivory tower to serve as the Editor/Translator of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, Editor of Jai-Alai Magazine, Assistant Editor and Head of Spanish-Language Acquisitions of Jai-Alai Books and the Programming Director of Reading Queer.

Reading Queer Poetry Festival


MATT DE LA PENA
Sept 2014

Matt de la Peña is the author of five critically-acclaimed young adult novels, including Mexican WhiteBoy and The Living. Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.


RENEE ASHLEY
September 2014

Renee Ashley is the author of five volumes of poetry, two chapbooks, and a novel, as well as numerous essays and reviews. A portion of her poem 'First Book of the Moon' is in Penn Station Terminal in Manhattan, part of a permanent installation by Larry Kirkland. She is a poetry editor of The Literary Review and a member of the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University's low-residency MFA Program and the MA in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators.


JOHNNY DIAZ
September 2014

Johnny Diaz is an American novelist and a journalist for the Sun Sentinel, where he writes local feature stories about South Florida. Diaz is the author of several novels: Boston Boys Club, Miami Manhunt, Beantown Cubans, and Take the Lead. The television and film rights to Diaz' first three novels have been optioned by Open Road Integrated Media.

Celebrate Orgullo Festival


ASHLEY KOLODNER
September 2014

Ashley Kolodner is an artist and activist specializing in still photography. She graduated with a BA in commercial photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography and has traveled the US. Her work has been featured in numbers galleries and shows, including Toronto Fashion Week and was featured in Photographer’s Forum’s Best of Photography 2011.

Celebrate Orgullo Festival


ELIOTT TORRES
September 2014

Eliott Torres has worked behind the scenes in the fashion, music, television, film, video game and magazine industries. In the summer of 2002, his debut collection of poetry, Five Years of Solitary, was released to an enthusiastic response. His other poetry books include Undaunted: A Poetic Journey, Architecture of a Solipsistic Mind, and One Last Tryst.

Celebrate Orgullo Festival


ALBERTO GARCIA PUJALS
September 2014

Alberto García Pujals se licenció en Traducción e Interpretación en Madrid, en Periodismo en Barcelona y obtuvo el Máster en Didáctica del Español en Santander. De las personas con las que se ha ido cruzando en sus correrías se alimentan los personajes de su debut literario Los que lloran, se alegran y usan de este mundo.

Celebrate Orgullo 2014


GIOVANNI FALCHETTI
October 2014

Direct from CHILE, this musical heartthrob is equally at home on TV as an actor, in one of his many music videos, or performing in front of thousands. Presented in partnership with Unity Coalition.

Celebrate Orgullo Festival


GEMMA COOPER-NOVACK
Oct 2014

Gemma Cooper-Novack is a writer, writing coach, and arts educator; she received her master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard University. Gemma's poetry has appeared in Amethyst Arsenic, Ballard Street Poetry Journal (2013 Pushcart Prize nomination), Belleville Park Pages, Lyre Lyre and many others. Her fiction has been published in Printer’s Devil Review and Elsewhere. Gemma was a winner of the Young Playwrights Festival as an adolescent, and her play I’m Coming In Soon was produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2000.


JULIA RUBANO
Oct 2014

Ms. Rubano has been selected as the 2014 Trinity College South Beach Writer's Residency recipient by Trinity College and the Family of Hyam Plutzik, American Poet, for her outstanding talent in the Literary Arts at Trinity, where she is an English major with a focus on creative writing (poetry), with a minor in Film Studies.


DR. GUY STERN
October 2014

The only member of his 5 person family to escape Germany in 1937, Stern later became a member of the Ritchie Boys, a special US military intelligence unit responsible for the interrogation of German prisoners of war and defectors. He is currently the director of The Harry and Wanda Zekelman International Institute of the Righteous at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills (near Detroit) and one of the founders of the Lessing Society.


KATE ANGUS
Oct 2014

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her writing has appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies, including Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Barrow Street, Subtropics, The Awl, and Best New Poets 2010 among others. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from The New School University. She is the Creative Writing Advisory Board Member for The Mayapple Center for Arts and Humanities.


KELSEY OSGOOD
Oct 2014

Kelsey Osgood has contributed pieces to publications including New York, The New Yorker’s Culture Desk blog, Time, The Huffington Post andSalon. Her first book, How to Disappear Completely, was chosen for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. She is a regular contributor to the digital version of Psychology Today and Biographile, Penguin Random House blog about nonfiction writing, and is a staff writer at The American Reader.


ILYSE KUSNETZ
November 2014

Kusnetz received her MA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University and her Ph.D. in Feminist and Postcolonial British Fiction from the University of Edinburgh. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Rattle, Crazyhorse, Stone Canoe and Poetry Review; her book reviews and interviews have appeared in The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, The New Statesman, and The Florida Review. She is the author of a chapbook, The Gravity of Falling.

JAHLit


JAKE EHRENREICH
November 2014

Jake Ehrenreich is the playwright for A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, an autobiographical one-man show that tells the stories of Ehrenreich’s family’s past and his understanding of his own cultural identity. The son of two survivors of the Holocaust, Ehrenreich grew up in Brooklyn, embarrassed by his heritage and wishing to be considered an average American. Presented in partnership with JAHLit.

JAHLit


JOY CASTRO
Nov 2014

Born in Miami, Joy Castro is the author of The Truth Book: A Memoir (University of Nebraska), the literary thriller Hell or High Water (St. Martin’s), and the essay collection Island of Bones (University of Nebraska). Her work has appeared in anthologies and in journals including Seneca Review, Fourth Genre, North American Review, Brevity, Afro-Hispanic Review, and The New York Times Magazine.

FIU Writers on the Bay Series


EDWARD MORAN
November 2014

Edward Moran is an author and historian who specializes in literary biography. He was the literary researcher for the documentary film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, shown recently at various film festivals, including the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. He is also the literary advisor to the Hyam Plutzik “50/100” centennial celebrations in 2011-2012.

JAHLIt


ROBERT DIETZ
November 2014

Dietz has been arranging, performing, and teaching a cappella music at all levels for over ten years. He studied at both the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, and at the Ithaca College School of Music in New York. Dietz was a member of the creative team for seasons three and four of NBC’s The Sing-Off and currently sings with Jazz/Soul group, Level and with The Funx.

All Roads A Capella Festival


BEN BRAM
November 2014

Ben is an esteemed arranger, music director, and producer from Los Angeles. A graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, Ben sang with, arranged for, and directed three-time ICCA champions the SoCal VoCals. Since college, Ben has been working musically behind the scenes of The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect, Glee, The Voice, and Modern Family, as well as arranging for various groups all over the world.

All Roads A Cappella Festival


BEN STEVENS
November 2014

Stevens served at the University of Chicago for three years as dedicated vpist and occasional baritone for Harmony Eight (now Ransom Notes) and led vocal percussion workshops at the University's Jewish A Cappella Festival, Striking a Chord. He currently helps to direct a student group at Bard, the Orcapelicans. He is also a Certified ICCA Adjudicator and a sometime nominator and judge for the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

All Roads A Cappella Festival


SHAMS AHMED
November 2014

Shams Ahmed believes the heart of an a cappella group is in its arrangements. Right now, he’s diligently toiling to bring better arrangements to groups all over the country – and pushing the boundaries of a cappella in general. During his five years directing The Nor’easters, Shams took the group from its casual roots to the 2013 ICCA and SoJam X championships, where the group was both compilation-selected and CARA-winning in that same year.

All Roads A Cappella Festival


JESSIE LOUISE MARK
November 2014

Mark graduated from Duke University in 2011 where she majored in History and minored in Music. As a member of Duke’s all-female a cappella group Lady Blue, Jessie led the group to their first appearance at the SoJam Collegiate Competition in 2008. Since graduating, she has led arranging and music theory workshops at SoJam, LAAF and BOSS, served as an ICCA judge and coached several a cappella groups.

All Roads A Cappella Festival


HOLLI MATZE
November 2014

Matze joined the a cappella community as a member of the James Madison University BluesTones, serving as music director and president - leading the group to many recognitions in the ICCA, SoJam, BOCA & CARA’s. Holli has served on the Varsity Vocals team as an ICCA Producer for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions, and currently, teaches theatre and voice and serves as the founder/music director of the all-female vocal group, The District.

All Roads A Cappella Festival


ANGELA UGOLINI
November 2014

Ugolini directed the award-winning all-female group, FSU AcaBelles, and led them to ICCA finals as the 2009 South Champions. She sang with the Contemporary A cappella League group, The Red States (now known as Restated), and co-founded NYC’s CAL female group, Empire. Her work as a music producer with the a cappella production team, The Vocal Company, has been nominated for 20+ CARAs and other accolades.

All Roads A Cappella Festival


IRA WAGNER
November 2014

After 27 years on Wall Street, Wagner studies photography in 2008 and received his MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School Int'l Limited Residency program. He is interested in photographing the urban landscape and capturing the complex layers of development that have taken place there. Wagner currently teaches photography at Monmouth University.

NY Lobbies Exhibition


FRANK BAEZ
November 2014

Born in 1978 in Santo Domingo, Baez has made a name for himself in his own country as the Dominican Republic’s most important young poet and short-story writer. As editor of the online poetry review Ping Pong, he has published scores of poets from Latin America, North America, and Europe. Highly conversant with the literatures of all three continents, he is a distinguished translator of English and American verse.


BRIAN TURNER
November 2014

Turner earned an MFA from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the U.S. Army. He was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 and to Iraq in 2003-04. His first book, Here, Bullet, chronicles his time in Iraq. Turner has been featured on National Public Radio, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer and the BBC. He has received a NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship and a fellowship from the Lannan Foundation.

Miami Book Fair Int'l


BROOKE KING
December 2014

King served in the U.S. Army, deploying to Iraq in 2006. Her combat experience has led her to focus on the involvement of female soldiers. Her work has been published in the Sandhill Review and Press 53’s fiction war anthology Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand with a forthcoming nonfiction publication with University Nebraska Press.

Arts in the Alleyway, 12/3/14


MIRIAM SAGAN
Dec 2014

A graduate of Harvard with an M.A. in creative writing from Boston University, Miriam was one of the editors of the Boston area-based Aspect Magazine and a founder of Zephyr Press. She’s published more than twenty books, including Searching for a Mustard Seed: A Young Widow’s Unconventional Story, which won the award for best memoir from Independent Publishers for 2004.


GREGORY PARDLO
December 2014

Gregory Pardlo is the author of Totem, which received the APR/ Honickman Prize in 2007, and Digest, (Four Way Books, 2014). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Nation, and others - as well as anthologies including the Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, and two editions of Best American Poetry.


PATRICK LAIRD
December 2014

Patrick Laird is a much sought-after cellist and composer/arranger. He is widely recognized as the cellist, founding member, and principal songwriter for the cello-rock ensemble "Break of Reality”. One half of Brooklyn Duo with wife Marnie Laird, the duo covers music from Shakira's "Empire" to John Legend's "All of Me".

Artists in Residence Salon 12/10


MARNIE HAUSCHILDT LAIRD
December 2014

Marnie is an active soloist, collaborator, chamber and orchestral musician. She holds a master's degree in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School, and spent the past three years as the principal pianist of the New World Symphony in Miami and will be returning to NYC in September 2013.

Artists in Residence Salon 12/10


ISRAEL CENTENO
December 2014

Israel Centeno (Caracas, 1958) has published 14 books, mostly novels, but also short fiction and poetry. He is regarded as one of the most important Venezuelan literary figures of the past fifty years. He has won numerous awards, including the Federico Garcia Lorca Award in Spain and the National Council of Culture Award in Venezuela in 1991.


DORIE CLARK
Dec 2014

Dorie Clark is the author of “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is also a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. She is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and more.


GIACOMO GATES
January 2015

Heavily committed to education, Giacomo teaches regularly at Wesleyan University, Southern Connecticut State University, Sacred Heart University and New Haven's Neighborhood Music School and has conducted workshops and residencies at numerous educational institutions all over the U.S. Known for his interaction with audiences, every performance becomes a fun lesson in jazz history.

Miami Beach Jazz Festival


WENDY MCLEOD
January 2015

WENDY MACLEOD’S play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey. Her other plays include Sin (The Goodman, Second Stage), Schoolgirl Figure (The Goodman Theatre) The Water Children and Juvenilia (Playwrights Horizons), and Things Being What They Are (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre). Her new play Find and Sign recently premiered at the Pioneer Theater in Salt Lake City. She was the first playwright chosen for The Writers’ Room at The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, where she wrote and produced Women in Jeopardy! Her prose and humor pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, POETRY magazine and on All Things Considered. She wrote a screenplay adaptation for HBO, a pilot for CBS, and was a staff writer on the WB’s Popular. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence and a Professor of Drama at Kenyon College.


ARIA HENDRICKS
January 2015

Aria Hendricks is a New York City based singer who specializes in the jazz styles of Swing and Be-bop. Her debut performance was at the age of 7, when her mother pushed her out onto the stage to perform with her father, Jon Hendricks, at Ronnie Scott’s iconic jazz club in London. Aria has appeared all over the world in all the major jazz clubs and festivals including venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. She regularly performed in the famed Blue Note Jazz clubs in the United States and Asia, and some ot the Jazz Festivals, she performed in include: Paris Jazz Festival, France, North Sea Festival, Holland, Umbria Jazz Festival, Italy, Montreux Festival, Switzerland, and Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival in Japan.

Miami Beach Jazz Festival


MAYA PEREZ
January 2015

Perez is a screenwriter, a co-editor of the book On Story—Screenwriters and their Craft (University of Texas Press, October 2013), a consulting producer for the television series On Story: Presented by Austin Film Festival, and a board member of the Austin Film Festival, where she also served as Conference Director for seven years. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College and is a Michener Fellow in Screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin.


JENNIFER BENKA
January 2015

Jennifer Benka is the Executive Director for The Academy of American Poets, and is a published poet herself. In addition to her two collections of poetry—Pinko (Hanging Loose Press) and A Box of Longing With Fifty Drawers (Soft Skull Press)—Ms. Benka has had poems and essays featured in numerous publications and collections. She holds a BA in Journalism from Marquette University and an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from the New School University. (poets.org)


MARY GANNON
January 2015

Mary Gannon is the Associate Director/Director of Content at the Academy of American Poets. Previously, she was the editorial director of Poets & Writers, Inc., where se oversaw the publication of Poets & Writers Magazine and production of pw.org, among other editorial projects. (poetry.org). Gannon was a founding member of the Brooklyn Literary council, and has served on its poetry programming committee.


NICK VAN BLOSS
January 2015

Nick van Bloss is an English classical pianist and author who studied at the Royal College of Music in London. In 1994, aged 26, van Bloss played a televised recital at the Chopin Festival, which - due to having Tourette Syndrome, proved to be his last public appearance before he retired from playing completely for 15 years. During these years van Bloss rarely touched a piano, but he did write his autobiographical memoir ‘Busy Body’, which was published, to much acclaim, in 2006. The following year he was the subject of a BBC ‘Horizon’ documentary, inspired by his book, exploring his creativity.

Miami Beach Jazz Festival


DAN WAKEFIELD
January 2015

Dan Wakefield is a novelist, journalist and screenwriter whose best-selling novels "Going All The Way" and "Starting Over" were produced as feature films, and he created the NBC prime time TV series "James at 15." A documentary film has been produced of his memoir "New York in the Fifties." His non-fiction books on spirituality include "Returning: A Spiritual Journey;" "Creating from The Spirit."

Salon Event 1/23/15


DAVID MILLS
January 2015

David Mills is a writer and actor who has worked professionally in the dramatic and literary communities for more than a decade. For three years, he lived in Langston Hughes’ landmark home where he was inspired to create a one-person dramatic rendition of Hughes’ poems and short stories. He has two collections of poetry: The Dream Detective, a small-press bestseller, and The Sudden Country, a finalist for the Main Street Rag Prize. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Fence, Jubilat, Callaloo, and elsewhere. Mills was commissioned to write a play for Julliard, the narration for Deborah Willis’ exhibition, “Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers” and for I Giullari Di Piazza’s folkdance piece, “Tarantella.

Honoring MLK at The Betsy, 1/19


EUGENIA ZUKERMAN
January 2015

Hailed by the press as “one of the finest flutists of our time,” Eugenia Zukerman is an internationally renowned recitalist and soloist, who also continues with a dramatic schedule as a writer, artistic director, television journalist, educator and internet entrepreneur. She studied English at Barnard College and received a B.M. from The Juilliard School where she studied with the renowned flutist Julius Baker. An Emmy nominated arts correspondent for more than 350 profiles of artists, musicians, theatre and dance on CBS TV NEWS' SUNDAY MORNING, Ms. Zukerman has appeared on a variety of other television programs, including PBS's Charlie Rose Show, CBS Morning Show, and NBC’s Today Show. Ms. Zukerman’s list of writing credits includes two novels, two non-fiction books, screenplays, and articles and book reviews in such prominent periodicals as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire and Vogue.

Salon Event 1/23/15


WILLIAM CORBETT
January 2015

Corbett has edited the letters of James Schuyler and published two memoirs: Philip Guston’s Late Work: A Memoir (1994) and Furthering My Education (1997). He writes frequently on art, and in 1999 published a book on the sculptor John Raimondi. Corbett has served as a teacher in the Expository Writing program at Harvard University and as Writer-in-Residence in the Program of Writing and Humanistic Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He edits for the small publisher Pressed Wafer, which specializes in poetry broadsides, chapbooks and books.


ANDREA ASSAF
February 2015

Andrea creates original performances – from page to stage, language to embodiment, political consciousness to poetic sensibility. Art2Action supports new work by women, artists of color, and GLBTQ-identified artists and allies, from devised theater, to interdisciplinary performances, to community-based arts and performative acts. Current projects include Eleven Reflections on September, a poetry and multi-media performance on Arab American experience, wars on/of terror, and the "constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty" that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world. Also touring in 2012-13, Outside the Circle, a new play about sexuality and (dis)ability that she is co-creating with playwright-performer Samuel Valdez, directed by Dora Arreo.

Tigertail SpeakOut


TOM WILLIAMS
February 2015

Williams is the author of two books of fiction: The Mimic’s Own Voice, and Don’t Start Me Talkin’. His short fiction, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in such publications as Barrelhouse, Boulevard, The Collagist, Florida Review and many others. The Chair of English at Morehead State University, he lives in Kentucky with his wife and children.

Writers on the Bay Series at FIU


ALICE HO
February 2015

One of the most acclaimed composers writing in Canada today, Hong Kong-born Alice Ping Yee Ho has written in many musical genres and received numerous national and international awards, including the du Maurier Arts Ltd. Canadian Composers Competition, MACRO International Composition Competition, Boston Metro Opera International Competition, Martin Hunter’s Music Award, Luxembourg International Composition Prize and International League of Women Composers Competition. Her opera “Lesson of Da Ji” commissioned by Toronto Masques Theatre with librettist Marjorie Chan, won the 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for "Outstanding Original Opera."

Composers' Forum 2015


NINA RUNSDORF
February 2015

Taking the traditional starting point of every jeweler - diamonds, rubies, emeralds - Nina thinks outside the box and creates precious and organic pieces that are stunning and enchanting. Nina's penchant for hidden luxuries, such as sliced gemstones, has catapulted her onto the forefront as a pioneer in fine jewelry design. NSR has been featured in many fashion and luxury publications including Women's Wear Daily, Town & Country and TK.

NSR Trunk Show


KEKLA MAGOON
February 2015

Magoon holds a B.A. in History from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of five young adult novels including "The Rock and the River," for which she received the ALA Coretta Scott King New Talent Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Raised in a biracial family in the Midwest, Kekla now teaches writing in New York City, conducts school and library visits nationwide, and serves on the Writers’ Council for the National Writing Project.


NORMAN MANEA
February 2015

Norman Manea is a Romanian writer, living in New York City. His writing comprises novels, essays, short prose and his topic is, mainly, the individual destiny in extreme situations (holocaust, communist dictatorship, exile). In 2014, the Romanian Writers Union proposed his name as a Nobel candidate, as did – in previous years – the Romanian and Swedish PEN and several scholars in Romanian literature.

FIU / Betsy Exiled Writers


GEORGE YAMAZAWA
February 2015

Born and raised in Durham, NC with a Buddhist background, G is a National Poetry Slam Champion, two-time Individual WorldPoetry Slam Finalist, and three-time Southern Fried Champion. He has toured in over 40 American cities and 5 European countries, and has been a featured performer at the Sundance Film Festival, TV One's Verses and Flow, the Pentagon, and the White House Initiative for AAPI.

Tigertail Wordspeak


EDMUNDO PAZ SOLDAN
February 2015

Edmundo Paz Soldan is the acclaimed international author of the books: Río fugitivo (1998), La materia del deseo (2001), El delirio de Turing (2003), Los vivos y los muertos (2009) e Iris (2014), He has co-edited the anthologies Se habla español (2000) and Bolaño salvaje (2008). His plays have been translated into nine languages and is contributing editor for El País, La Tercera y El Deber, and the magazine Etiqueta Negra, Qué pasa y Letras Libres. Edmundo is presented as part of Escribe Aqui in a breakfast salon to introduce The Betsy’s newest program in partnership with SubUrbano Ediciones and Books and Books that highlights the cultural rich Iberoamerican literary community in Miami.

Escribe Aqui Salon, March 2015


MARC IRWIN
March 2015

Pianist, composer, arranger, and recording artist, Dr. Marc Irwin uses his diverse talents as a musician within the fields of contemporary, jazz, classical, theater, and world musics. Currently residing in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area. Marc Irwin is a native New Yorker who has played for and with a variety of top performers.

The Betsy's 2nd Annual Jazz Festival


JAKE EHRENREICH
March 2015

Jake Ehrenreich is the playwright for A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, an autobiographical one-man show that tells the stories of Ehrenreich’s family’s past and his understanding of his own cultural identity. The son of two survivors of the Holocaust, Ehrenreich grew up in Brooklyn, embarrassed by his heritage and wishing to be considered an average American.

"A Jew Grows in Brooklyn" at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center; Arts Salon at The Betsy 3/17/15


KYLAR BROADUS
March 2015

Kylar Broadus has enjoyed a prolific career as an activist, writer, lawyer, professor, lobbyist and public speaker - and as the first openly transgender person to testify before Congress. As an attorney, Broadus practiced with a focus on LGBT law, particularly transgender rights. He currently serves as faculty at Lincoln University in Missouri.

TransCon Conference at Barry University


A.S. KING
March 2015

A.S. King is the award-winning author of highly-acclaimed young adult novels including Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, Reality Boy, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Ask the Passengers, Everybody Sees the Ants, 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Please Ignore Vera Dietz and the upcoming I Crawl Through It. King’s short fiction for adults has been widely published and nominated for Best New American Voices. After fifteen years living self-sufficiently and teaching literacy to adults in Ireland, she now lives in Pennsylvania. Find more at www.as-king.com.


BEN MEZRICH
March 2015

Born in Boston, Mass, Mezrich attended Princeton Day School and graduated magna-cum-laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard University. Mezrich has authored sixteen books, with a combined printing of over four million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, and The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal - which was adapted into the movie The Social Network.


NANCY BOUTILIER
March 2015

Nancy Boutilier is the author of two poetry collections: According to Her Contours (Black Sparrow Press, 1992) and On the Eighth Day Adam Slept Alone (Black Sparrow Press 2000). While teaching high school English and coaching basketball, Nancy was a freelance writer for a variety of pioneering LGBTQ literary magazines in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her column “Dykeotomy” appeared regularly in the Bay Area Reporter. More recently, she completed her MFA at The Rainier Writing Workshop of Pacific Lutheran University and currently teaches writing at Oberlin College.


DEBORAH DASH MOORE
March 2015

A central voice in the emergence of the field of American Jewish History, Deborah Dash Moore is currently the director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. A graduate of Brandeis and Columbia Universities, she has been in recent years teaching and studying documentary photography and has been involved in the Chene Street Project, a public history project in Detroit.

Miami Beach Centennial Event at FIU MBUS, 3/24/15


MICHAEL ONDAATJE
March 2015

Bestselling & Award-winning Author of The English Patient, Running in the Family & The Cat’s Table - Michael Ondaatje is one of the world’s foremost writers – his artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film, and reveals a passion for defying conventional form. His transcendent novel The English Patient, explores the stories of people history fails to reveal by intersecting four diverse lives at the end of World War II. This bestselling novel was later made into an Academy Award-winning film. (Barclay Agency)


BRENDA LOZANO
March 2015

Brenda Lozano was born in Mexico in 1981. A narrator and essayist, she contributes to Letras Libres and Día Siete, among other publications. She studied Latin American Literature at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She has been Fellow of the Young Artists Program of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts. She has been anthologized on several occasions.

Escribe Aquí 2015, 3/28-29


MARINA PEREZAGUA
March 2015

Marina Perezagua is a young Spanish short story writer and university teacher at New York University. She earned a degree in Art History from the University of Seville. After graduation she moved to the United States on a PhD scholarship in Philology, and for 5 years she taught language, literature and history classes at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her first book of short stories Criaturas abisales (2011) was received with critical acclaim, receiving the Prize Príncipe de Asturias 2013, an award given to individuals who made notable achievements in humanities and sciences.

Escribe Aquí Festival, 3/28-29/15


SALVADOR LUIS RAGGIO
March 2015

SALVADOR LUIS es editor, narrador y crítico cultural. Tiene una doble licenciatura en dirección de cine y literatura hispánica y un doctorado en Romance Studies (University of Miami). Ha sido profesor en Oberlin College (Ohio) y en la actualidad imparte clases de cine y literatura en University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Minneapolis). Desde 2001 hasta 2011 dirigió la revista de creación Los noveles (www.losnoveles.net) y actualmente es director deSpecimens (www.specimens-mag.com), publicación dedicada a la más reciente narrativa en castellano. Ha sido también editor de Revista Kitsch, redactor de Miradas de cine (Madrid) y tuvo a su cargo la columna “Situaciones incómodas” en el portal español Koult, donde entrevistó con tono irónico y espíritu jovial a reconocidos autores iberoamericanos.

Escribe Aquí Festival, 3/28-29/15


GIOVANNA RIVERO
March 2015

Giovanna Rivero (Bolivia, 1972). Ha publicado los libros de cuentos: Contraluna (2005), Sangre Dulce/ Sweet Blood (Edición bilingüe inglés-español, La Hoguera 2006), el libro de cuentos para niños La dueña de nuestros sueños (2002, 2014), y Niñas y detectives (Bartleby 2009), y las novelas Las camaleonas (2001), Tukzon, historias colaterales (2008) y 98 segundos sin sombra (Caballo de Troya 2014). Obtuvo el Premio Nacional de Cuento otorgado por Presencia Literaria en 1993, el Premio Nacional de Literatura de Santa Cruz por su colección de relatos “Las bestias” (1996), y el Premio Nacional de Cuento Franz Tamayo el año 2006. Participó del International Writing Program ofrecido por Iowa University en el otoño de 2004. Se doctoró en literatura hispanoamericana en University of Florida, USA, en 2014. El año 2011 fue seleccionada por la Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara como uno de “Los 25 Secretos Mejor Guardados de América Latina”. También es cronista.

Escribe Aquí Festival 2015, 3/28-29