July 20, 2015
Featured authors and artist
Jenn Warpole is a painter whose work investigates the insubstantiality of forms as they exist in space. She seeks to make visible in paint that which is unseen and felt. She received both her Certificate and Masters of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was honored to be the recipient of the Henry Scheidt Travel Scholarship. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as The Lapelle Gallery, Gross McCleaf, The International House and The Woodmere Art Museum, where she received the Coverly-Smith award for painting. She was selected to be Artist in Residence for The Philadelphia Artist Collective in 2013 for their production of Timon of Athens. She has also been selected for residency by the Vermont Studio Center. She currently resides and paints in Philadelphia.
Diana Whitney‘s first book of poetry, Wanting It, was released in 2014 and became a small-press bestseller. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and many more. This year, Diana received a Promise Award in poetry from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and won the Women’s National Book Award poetry prize. A yoga teacher by trade, she blogs about the darker side of motherhood for The Huffington Post and runs a yoga studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and fourteen chickens. www.diana-whitney.com
Rain Wright writes creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She was raised on Hawai‘i Island and received her BA and her MA in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Rain is currently a second year PhD student at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She finds great joy and fulfillment in the classroom as a student and as an instructor. Rain won the 2014 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Biography Prize for her work “A Way With Water.” In 2015, she won second place in the Ian MacMillan Writing Awards for a creative nonfiction piece titled “Shrines.”
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