fiction * poetics * memoir
Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:30 PM to 2 PM
About the Panel
Elisa Albert is the author of The Book of Dahlia (a novel) How This Night Will Be Different (stories) and the editor of Freud's Blind Spot: Writers on Siblings. Her works has appeared in Tin House, Five Chapters, Lilith, Post Road, The Rumpus, and a bunch of anthologies.
She received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she sometimes teaches creative writing.
Read her essay On Loving and Leaving New York from Goodbye to All That: Writers On Loving And Leaving New York
Read her essay in Long Overdue
Alena Graedon was born in Durham, North Carolina, and is a graduate of Carolina Friends School, Brown University, and Columbia University's School of the Arts. She has worked at Columbia, Knopf, and the PEN American Center.
The Word Exchange, her first novel, was completed with the help of fellowships at several artist colonies, including The MacDowell Colony, The Ucross Foundation, and Yaddo. It is being translated into eight languages.
Her nonfiction has been published in The Believer magazine, and in French translation in Le Believer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Read The New York Times book review of The Word Exchange
Caroline Hagood is a teaching fellow and English PhD candidate at Fordham University, where she has been the program assistant for Poets Out Loud and graduate editor of CURA, a multi-media literary magazine.
Her poetry has appeared in Hanging Loose, La Petite Zine, and elsewhere.
Lunatic Speaks is her debut collection of poetry.
She's written on literature and film for the Guardian, the Economist, the Huffington Post, and Salon. Currently, she's working on her dissertation on the intersection of twentieth century film and poetry, which means she watches too many movies while
eating junk food and calling it "research."
Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of the poetry collection Turn and co-author of the graphic novel American Terrorist.
Her poems have been published at Vinyl Poetry, The Rumpus, The Mays Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge, and elsewhere. She is a founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, and co-founder at A Wave Blue World. Born and raised in NYC, she was educated at Cambridge University, UK and now lives in Portland, Oregon.