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Coco is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn with her stuffed animals. She is the author of “say it with flowers” (inpatient press).

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Nancy received a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and has published sections of her memoir in progress about growing up in the evangelical south in Entropy, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Cleaver, and The Chaos, as well as articles about religion and politics on HuffPost. She is the author of Elementari Rising and The Acolyte and teaches as Hunter College.

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Lynn is an author and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the New York Times, DailyBeast.com and the Christian Science Monitor. Her book, Fringe Florida: Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles, is being rereleased in paperback by University Press of Florida in Spring 2018. She and her husband James and dog daughter Sandy live in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Carol Schlanger is a working actress, former TV writer, award-winning playwright, and spoken word performer. She’s an artist-in-residence for the Jewish Women’s Theater in Los Angeles, and a Humanitas and Obie nominee.  Her one-woman play Mouth to Mouth received two Los Angeles Dramalogue Critics’ awards for both performance and writing. This excerpt is from her pop-culture memoir Far Out: (the hippies were right about everything).

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Spawned by a Southern Baptist creationist and a liberal social worker, K-B inherited the requisite sense of humor to survive family dinner-table debates and the imagination to avoid them. The resultant writing has been published or is forthcoming in Publishers Weekly, Ducts magazine, Not My President: The Anthology of Dissent, The Missing Slate, Trivia: Voices of Feminism, Ms. Magazine blog, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, San Diego Poetry Annual, and American University’s iVory Towerz, among others. K-B is a founding editor of WritersResist.com and publishes her friends’ writing and her own at ExcuseMeImWriting.com.

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Tammy Takahashi (Tammy T. Stone) is a Canadian writer currently living in Japan. Her short stories have been published in orion headless, Broken City Magazine, Grace Notes Magazine and SNReview, among other publications. She has been a featured writer and columnist for elephant journal and The Tattooed Buddha, writing about wellness, spirituality and the arts. Her poetry has been widely published and anthologized, and her first poetry collection, Formation: Along the Ganges and Back Again, was published in 2015. She published a second poetry collection, Little Poems for Big Seasons, in 2016.

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Janet lives with her husband on their Seattle houseboat, the floating nation of Tui Tui. Her writing has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Bayou, Porcupine, PassagerThe MacGuffinNorth Dakota Quarterly, The Evansville ReviewThe Massachusetts ReviewPilgrimage, River Teeth, and Chautauqua. She is currently at work on a collection of personal essays inspired by her friendship with Skagit tribal elder, the late Vi Hilbert. www.janetyoder.com

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Peter lives and works in New York City where he can easily be spotted on a bicycle swerving around taxis. His photographs are a recollection of things he has lost–past self, friends and lovers, and memories of happiness. Realizing how passing moments turn to cherished moments over time, Peter loves the present moment and looks for happiness in the details. He can be found on Instagram @humanceremony or at instagram.com/humanceremony.

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Warren lives and writes in beautiful southern Virginia, where he also works as an editor and visual artist. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Eunoia Review, Coup d’Etat, The Creative Truth, Intrinsick, and Fluland. You can find him on Twitter @WarrenJCox.

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D’s screenplay, Arvin Lindemeyer Takes Canarsie, won the Oil Valley Film Festival Outstanding Feature Screenplay; and her play, Favor, won the New Jersey ACT Award for Outstanding Production Of An Original Play. Three additional screenplays have been optioned, and several other short plays produced. She received her M.A. in creative writing from Wilkes University, J.D. from New York Law School, her LL.M. from New York University, and her B.A. in theatre from Roger Williams.