John “Chance” Acevedo
John “Chance” Acevedo has been reciting and hosting for over a decade. As the eldest of three, he receives inspiration from everyday life situations and most commonly uses a blend of comedy and drama to reflect his real-life experience. Chance is a published writer and the founding member of the award winning poetry troupe “El Grito de Poetas” a collective of diverse Latino and Latina poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern poetry. Chance’s confident stage presence makes him a performer to watch. http://www.elgritodepoetas.com
Nancy Agabian is the author of Princess Freak (Beyond Baroque Books, 2000), a mixed genre collection of poems, prose, and performance texts on sexuality and rage, and Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter (Aunt Lute Books, 2008) a memoir about the influence of her Armenian family’s history on her coming-of-age. Me as her again was honored as a Lambda Literary Award finalist for LGBT Nonfiction and shortlisted for a William Saroyan International Prize. Her essays and poems have been published in numerous journals, and her performances have been presented internationally. A Fulbright scholar to Armenia for 2006-07, she is currently working on a novel about the influences of nationalism, corruption, and family on personal freedom in post-Soviet Armenia. She teaches writing at Queens College, NYU, and from her living room in Jackson Heights.
Christine Kendall was raised in a family of artists. She added her voice by writing stories and using her creativity in unexpected ways. For many years, lawyers appreciated her creative approach to law firm management. Christine now writes full-time. She’s attended the Southampton Writers Conference and studied creating children’s books at the School of the Visual arts. She is currently at work on a novel and a collection of short stories.
Honor Molloy has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Her autobiographical novel Smarty Girl – Dublin Savage was recently published by GemmaMedia (paperback original) and Simon & Schuster Audio. Born in Dublin, Honor Molloy lives in Jackson Heights.
Anna Voisard’s work has appeared in Newtown Literary, Red Fez and the Weekly World News. She was recently a fiction fellow at the CUNY Writers’ Institute and will complete her MFA at City College next year. She is at work on a novel about an over-marrying woman and a collection of short stories about a once-prosperous part of town. She lives in Queens with her husband, son and daughter.