April 2014

Michelle Augello-Page writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in art galleries, online journals, print publications, anthologies, and audio and e-book formats. Into the Woods, a collection of her dark and erotic stories, was recently published by Oneiros Books. Michelle is also the editor of Siren, an online zine for artists of all genres who create edgy and experimental work. http://michelleaugellopage.wordpress.com

Sarah Bonifacio is a writer and poet living in Queens, New York. Past recognition include an Honorable Mention for Short Fiction from the NFAA, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a reading at Poets House. While recovering from a severe five-year breakdown, Sarah pursued other creative outlets – dance, modeling, visual arts, caring for a delicate purebred show rabbit named Frosty (a living poem in himself, says Sarah). Every road she’s explored has led to the same original lust for the word. Thanks to the soulful encouragement of her dearest friend Devin Doyle, Sarah is finally active again. She’s thrilled to keep going…. Stop her anytime via e-mail at sarah.bonifacio@gmail.com.

Danny Herrera is a humorist who was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His essays have appeared in The SA Current, Neutrons Protons Literary Magazine and most recently, The Whistling Fire. He currently resides in Harlem. You can read his weekly blog at: www.bydannyherrera.com

William Shunn is the author of over thirty works of short fiction, which have appeared everywhere from Salon to Asimov’s Science Fiction. He has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. But still, his mostly widely read work by far is his online guide to proper manuscript format. He worked as an assembly-language programmer for WordPerfect, was expelled from Canada as a Mormon missionary, and, on 9/11, created the first online survivor registry where New Yorkers without phone service could post notes to say they were okay. He serves on the advisory board to the Chicago Writers Conference, and for the past three years he produced and hosted the acclaimed Chicago reading series Tuesday Funk. Now he’s back in Astoria with his wife and dog and pondering his next writing project. You can find him on the web at shunn.net.

Joan Willette is a fledgling writer, researcher and a passionate lifelong educator and has lived in the Astoria area for most of her life. She graduated St. John’s University with a B.S. in Education with a minor in English Literature. She is a member of the SARK Writing Community and Your Year in Miracles learning community. She is currently writing, “The Enchanted Goddess Lifestyle”. As an avid researcher of the science of happiness and miracles, multi-modality learning styles and divinity and today’s women, she draws inspiration to write poems, essays, paints and fully celebrates an enchanted life with all those around her!

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