Elizabeth Rose is an American-Canadian screenwriter, director, and producer of fiction and documentary film. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University in New York City. She has written and produced shorts that have shown at TIFF, Telluride, and sold to HBO and Canal+ and worked in documentary before coming to Columbia. She received the inaugural Alex Sichel Fellowship at Columbia for a promising female filmmaker who embodies "bold vision, acute intelligence and overall curiosity and vitality." She champions strong female characters in front of and behind the camera and is the co-chair of Columbia Women in Film, a student group that advocates for and empowers female filmmakers within the Graduate School of the Arts, and she teaches documentary filmmaking to Columbia undergraduates.
Michael Homolka is the author of Antiquity, winner of the 2015 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry from Sarabande Books. His poems have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Antioch Review, Agni, and Poetry Daily. A graduate of Bennington College’s MFA program, he currently teaches high school students in New York City.
Kheryn Callender is nonbinary and uses the they/them pronouns. They received their MFA from the New School in 2014 and now work as an editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Their middle grade novel HURRICANE CHILD will be released from Scholastic in Spring/Summer 2018.
Morgan Pile is the founder of WriteBrooklyn and teacher of writing at the Dalton School in Manhattan. She received her MFA in Fiction from the New School in 2014, where she helped advise undergraduate literary magazine 12th Street, and served as a TA for the Riggio Honors Program. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in English and Film. Her work has appeared in publications such as N Magazine, Buzzchips, The Insomniac Propogandist and Storychord.
Christopher Hermelin is in his fourth year as a literary agent working and living in Brooklyn. He studied creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and received his MFA in Fiction from the New School. He works at the Fischer-Harbage Agency, which represents nice folks who write good books. Christopher has sold and edited books in fiction, non-fiction, children's, humor, and self-help.
Tess holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction from NYU, where she taught undergraduates and served as a Goldwater Fellow, working in a weekly poetry workshop for longterm residents of Roosevelt Island's Coler-Goldwater Hospital. She was selected by Rick Moody for a course which follows his 'craft' course for the NYU MFA and alternates leading discussion. At Welseyan, she created and co-taught a student forum on Kurt Vonnegut, which included both critical and creative study. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in LitHub and the New Republic.