Newtown Literary Inaugural Party

Jared Crawford
Jared Crawford is a staff writer for CBS Evening News. This is his first published work of fiction. Jared was born in Queens and lives in Sunnyside.

Greg Gordon
Greg Gordon has lived in Queens for the past 15 years and has an M.A. in English Literature from Queens College.

Matthew Leib
Matthew Leib first ventured to Queens for a Mets-Mariners doubleheader in 2003. He now lives in Sunnyside, but remains a Mariners fan.

Ian MacFarland
Ian MacFarland lives in Woodside and works in the city as a magazine editor. His piece in Newtown Literary is his first published work of fiction. He also designed the cover and inside pages for the inaugural issue.

Malini Singh McDonald
Malini Singh McDonald is a hard-core New Yorker. She was born in Manhattan and currently resides in Kew Gardens. She has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She’s served the theatre in many aspects of which she’s very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and writer/monologist. This is her first publishing credit and is pleased to add poet to her resume. She received her MFA in Directing from New School University; is the Executive Director of Black Henna Productions; and blogs at