April 2017

Richard Fein
Richard Fein was a finalist in The 2004 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition. He will soon have a Chapbook published by Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been published in many web and print journals such as Southern Review, Foliate Oak, Morpo Review, Ken*Again Oregon East Southern Humanities Review, Morpo, Skyline,Touchstone, Windsor Review, Maverick, Parnassus Literary Review, Small Pond, Kansas Quarterly, Blue Unicorn, Exquisite Corpse, Terrain Aroostook Review, Compass Rose, PYROKINECTION Constellations and many others. He also has an interest in digital photography and have published many of my photos.

Tim Fredrick
Tim Fredrick is the author of the short story collection We Regret to Inform You. His stories have been published in Pif Magazine, Burningword, Hamilton Stone Review, and Wilde Magazine. He’s the founding editor of Newtown Literary, a semiannual literary journal dedicated to supporting Queens writers, and the executive director of Newtown Literary Alliance, which publishes the journal and holds few writing classes and other literary events around Queens. You can read more about Tim at timfredrick.com.

Christina M. Rau
Christina M. Rau is the founder of Poets In Nassau, a reading circuit on Long Island, NY. She is the author of the poetry collections,Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017), WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and For The Girls, I (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her poetry has appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show and on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project. She spent last year contributing to Poetry Has Value, a Tumblr that shares poets’ submissions, rejections, and publications in search of the value poetry has in today’s world. She teaches English at Nassau Community College where she also serves as Editor for The Nassau Review and co-chair of the Creative Writing Project. In her non-writing life, she practices yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions. Find her links on http://www.christinamrau.com/

Joan Becht Willette
Joan Becht Willette aka “The Enchanted Goddess” is a Queens writer, educator, curator/host and the creator of “The Enchanted Goddess: Literary Creative Arts Series” which hosts monthly Writing and Reading/ Discussion Groups and “The Enchanted Goddess Revue Performance Series.” This year, Joan debuted her “The Enchanted Goddess Creative Arts Collective” which is a small group creative incubator for women artists. Some of her work has been published by the Newtown Literary Journal (2014) Siren Magazine (2015) Silver Birch Press (2015) and in “These Winter Months” (Backpack Press 2016) Joan has featured performances of her work at “The International Women’s Salon” “NYC Poetry Festival” “Canvas of Words” “Boundless Tales” “Inspired Word Series” and in the “Queens Lit Fest Series.” Joan has been featured on NY1 and QPTV telecast of “The World of Arts” “ArtistSpace” “Celebrating Queens Women Artists 2016” filmed by Empyre Productions. She has also been featured in “The Queens Chronicle” “The Queens Tribune” “LIC Journal’ and most recently in “The Huffington Post.” Joan’s mission is to inspire with women to transform their lives through creativity, in every decade of their lives! “Don’t quit before the Miracle!” http://www.joanbechtwillette.com