Sarah O’Brien enjoys dark chocolate and light wordplay. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Follow her adventures @fluent_saracasm and find writing advice @saraheditsbooks. Her debut book of poetry is called Shapeshifter, and she also published a chapbook called Dancing on a Dead-End Street. Sarah currently lives and works near Boston, MA.
Chastity Mathurin, a recent Providence College graduate and a Lynn, MA native, is a math teacher by day and slam poet by night. Chastity has performed in Providence, RI at AS220, as well as at various Providence College events, including: Rap Slam, "Love Art, Hate Discrimination," and Night in Friartown. Try catching a performance of hers at an open mic night in Boston.
Savannah Slone is a queer writer who earned her B.A. in English: Professional and Creative Writing from Central Washington University and is completing her M.F.A. in Writing at Lindenwood University. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in or will soon appear in Manastash Literary Arts Magazine, Creative Colloquy, Heavy Feather Review, Boston Accent Lit, PaperFox Lit Mag, The Stray Branch, The Airgonaut, Ghost City Press, Sinister Wisdom, decomP magazinE, Maudlin House, and FIVE:2:ONE. Savannah lives in Skykomish, WA, where she works a handful of part-time jobs and cares for her toddler with autism. She enjoys reading, writing, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. Her first chapbook, Hearing the Underwater, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Find her on Twitter and Instagram. Check out her journal, Homology Lit.
CS Taylor was raised on the fairy-lit roads somewhere between the backstreet alleys of Jackson, Mississippi, and the jazz-infested avenues of New Orleans. Now she's settled in the open meadows of Iowa where the tulips grow thicker than the grass. She spends her days teaching gifted children to read and write and spends her nights stargazing and ignoring her writing. She graduated from Sterling College in 2016 with majors in Writing and Editing and Research Psychology. She graduated from University of Nebraska (Omaha) with her terminal degree in Writing and Editing December of 2018. From there, she plans to follow the River, Muse, and, darling, that could take her anywhere.
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Laura Hsu is originally from Vancouver, but has stayed in Taipei, Taiwan for as long as she can remember. She is the section editor for the Pacemaker Finalist and Best of Show publication the Blue & Gold. Laura is also a writer and editor for the Expression magazine that features new and emerging writers and artists. In her free time, she guides aspiring young writers to work in a journalistic environment through debate conferences and Model United Nations activities. Throughout the teaching process, she edits the print newspaper for TASMUN that is distributed during the international conference held in Taipei annually. But most importantly, she is a recovering boba tea addict. When she is not trying to meet an article deadline, she can most likely be found at a cafe staring into blank InDesign pages or hiking in the mountains as far away from the city as possible. A hopeless romantic, proud book hoarder, and night market foodie, she is always in the mood to engage in spontaneous discussions regarding any of the above topics. You can find her on Instagram (@laurahsu), VSCO (vsco.co/lauraahsu), Facebook (@laurahlaurahlaurah), her blog (https://laurahwrites.wordpress.com/), or via email (email@example.com).
Michael Rose is the Gallery Manager at the Providence Art Club, where he manages exhibitions in three historic gallery spaces. An art historian and writer, Michael has contributed to Art New England Magazine as well as Big Red & Shiny, where he has been a contributing writer since 2013. He is a former Gallery Lecturer at the RISD Museum in Providence and has also presented research at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Michael holds a BA in art history from Providence College and is studying for his Certificate in Appraisal Studies at New York University.
Alexander Castro (b. 1992) is a writer and journalist based in Massachusetts. He regularly contributes reporting and arts criticism to Mercury, Big Red & Shiny, and GLASS Quarterly. His writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, untethered, and Don’t Take Pictures. He is currently working on a collection of essays that combine research, memoir and criticism. OhNoCastro.com