Residency II – 2017
Lauren Friel is a full-time freelance writer and poet living in Boston. She studied creative writing under Peter Richards and Jane Unrue at Harvard University, but dropped out to pursue a career as a sommelier. Now, she’s making up for lost time. In addition to her regular journalistic pursuits, she’s currently developing a work of metafiction that explores the psychology of intimate partner violence, “ownership” of the body, and the sociopolitical implications of victim identity. See her piece, “What Happened,” here.
Angela Brussel is a writer based in Brooklyn who holds an MA in Writing and Teaching from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Wrong Quarterly, Brooklyn Magazine and ARTpublika, to name a few. She is currently working on a novel concerning the intersection of inherited trauma, persecuted classes and the implications of beauty myths. See her piece, “The Surgeon,” here.
T.B. Grennan’s fiction has been published in Digital Americana, White Stag Journal, and Construction Literary Magazine, and his nonfiction has appeared in Meridian and Pomona College Magazine. His short film, “Picking Up,” premiered at the 2015 Boston LGBT Film Festival. He received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow and a Poe/Faulkner Scholar. He was born in Burlington, Vermont, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. See his piece, “Hard Feelings,” here.
Anna Fridlis is a writer, freelance editor, and writing instructor at Parsons the New School for Design and beyond. She writes from personal experience about immigration and trauma, nature and plants, anxiety and searching for home in a stupefying world. See her piece, “Madonna and Child,” here.
Residency I – 2016
Nothing But The Truth was developed with The Barrow Group, Theater for the New City, Dixon Place, and Playhouse on Park and named a semifinalist for seven playwriting competitions, including Theater Resources Unlimited’s TRU Voices series and Geva Theatre’s Festival of New Theater. Eve’s essays have been featured in The New York Times and her memoir Letters From My Sister: On Life, Love and Hair Removal, was released by Skyhorse Publishing. Eve Lederman is also a monologist and has performed at The Players Club, The Bryant Park Reading Room and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. She is currently a freelance editor and provides corporate proofreading training with her business Proof Right. See her piece, “Process & Unprocess,” here.
Brian Oh was born in Illinois, USA, raised in South Korea and spent time living in Germany as a teenager. Dropping out of college in South Korea, he moved to Chicago to pursue his film studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Soon after graduating from the school, he moved to New York City and has worked on several short films, documentaries, music videos, and multi-media projects and shown his works at several screenings, exhibitions and public press. Influenced by his nomadic childhood, his work is personal with an emphasis on the psychological process of an artist and elements of the subconscious, duality, and origin. Currently, he is developing a few personal film projects while working as a videographer/editor for a wide range of clientele. See his piece, “Lorca in New York,” here.
Georgia Lavey is an American novelist of Choctaw descent. Born and raised in Colorado, she currently resides in Weehawken, New Jersey, where she works in the non-profit sector as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care. See her piece, “Nullibiety,” here.