Alison Armstrong’s recent publications include a report on the proceedings of the Annual Workshop at Zurich James Joyce Foundation in the October 2012 issue of James Joyce Broadsheet as well as a review of Denis Donoghue’s “Irish Essays” in Irish Literary Supplement due out spring 2013.
Recently, Jennifer Ostrega was hired by the NYC Board of Education to facilitate Professional Development Workshops for ESL teachers of incarcerated youth at Boys Town/Passages Academy. Ms. Ostrega has developed a new approach to language learning, “Using Drama as a Catalyst for Writing.”
Catherine Stine will be teaching a seminar on “Writing, Marketing and Publishing” for YA at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. For more information visit http://pwcwriters.org/?page_id=41
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, a musician, conductor and artistic director has recently been featured in an award winning documentary musical film by Rohan Spong, All The Way Through Evening. For more information about the film please visit this website: http://www.rohanspong.net/atwte/
Stella Pulo is a writer and performer. She writes stories and articles for newspapers and magazines and one woman shows for herself to perform. In 1992 she became the first Australian to be honored with lifetime membership into The Actors Studio. Stella is originally from Melbourne, Australia and now lives in New York City.
She is performing at the June Havoc Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre on 312 West 36th Street. Reservations on line: www.abingdontheatre.com or call 1-866-811-4111. Tix $15 use code “Shrimp”
Davida Singer, port of call (Plain View Press) 2012
“There’s much to admire in Davida Singer’s strong new book port of call—the staccato beat of New York City, the snowy fields of Vermont, where vertigo and the ephemeral live side by side in a flashback with 9/11, sequoias, and “cosmic rift/kaleidoscopic.” Language is a springboard, offering judgment and choice, and metaphor is both autobiographical and historic, all movingly bearing witness to her time and ours.”— Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
Davida Singer is the author of shelter island poems and creator of khupe, a multimedia project blending spoken word with jazz & klezmer, presented at downtown Manhattan venues. She is the recipient of three fellowships from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and was featured at the 2010 SOMOS Summer Writers Series. Her poems have appeared in Feminist Studies, The Little Magazine, Response, Sinister Wisdom, and Chokecherries Anthology. Singer was a contributing theater writer to The Villager and Gay City News for 13 years.
Simon Van Booy’s Everything Beautiful Began After, A Novel (Harper Perennial) 2011.
“If F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marguerite Duras had had a son, he would be Simon Van Booy; this is a truly special writer who does things with abstract language that are so evocative and original your breath literally catches in your chest. Yet he is also an earthy realist who can tell a story that pulls us along like a speeding taxi in a far-off country.” —Andre Dubos III, New York Times bestselling author of Townie
“Achingly beautiful, this book illuminates the need in us all for true connection in a life that often renders itself in fragments and artifacts and small bursts of color.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.
Simon Van Booy is author of The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He is editor of three philosophy books, titled Why We Fight, Why We Need Love, and Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter; and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and on NPR.
Louis Phillips Must I Weep For The Dancing Bear (Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, New York) 2012
“Beware: The stories of Louis Phillips are not the kind that can be taken on just as one has snuggled, finally and wearily, into bed. One needs a mind in full gear…”—Katheryn Krotzer Laborde, Xavier Review
“Phillips’ works are ‘continually ricocheting between foreground and background, light and dark, light and heavy; and with manydegrees of light, as though endowed with an endless dimmer switch.” —Alan Crossman, Light: A Quarterly of Light Verse
Louis Phillips is author of several books including, A Dream of Countries Where No One Dare Live.