Kate Hope Day

Kate Hope Day is the author of the novel If, Then (Random House, 2019). She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and a PhD in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an associate producer at HBO. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their two children. She attended the Community of Writers in 2015. www.katehopeday.com

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Devi Laskar

Devi S. Laskar is the author of the debut novel, The Atlas of Reds and Blues, published in February 2019 by Counterpoint Press. Her work has appeared in such publications as Tin House, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review and The Raleigh Review, which nominated her for Best New Poets. In 2017, Finishing Line Press published two poetry chapbooks, Gas & Food, No Lodging and Anastasia Maps. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. A former reporter, Ms. Laskar is now a poet, photographer, essayist and novelist. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has attended the Poetry Workshop many times and the Writers Workshops in 2004 and 2015.  www.devislaskar.com

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Wayétu Moore

Wayétu Moore is the founder of One Moore Book, a non-profit publisher of culturally relevant children’s books. Her writing can be found in The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications. She’s a graduate of Howard University and the University of Southern California, and is currently a Margaret Mead Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College, where she’s researching the impact of culturally relevant curriculum and learning aids in elementary classrooms of underrepresented groups. Moore is an Africana Studies lecturer at City University of New York’s John Jay College, and founding faculty member of the Randolph College MFA program. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.  She attended the Community of Writers in 2009.  www.wayetu.com

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Grace Talusan

Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. A graduate of Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine, she is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Talusan teaches the Essay Incubator at GrubStreet and at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. She is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University. The Body Papers, winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, is her first book. She attended The Community of Writers in 1998.