Ellen Graham – Fiction
I have been an actor and director in the Seattle area and I recently returned to my first love, writing. My story Livingston won Third place in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers and my story Car Hike won Honorable mention in their Very Short Fiction Contest. I have had writing classes from Rick Bass, Antonya Nelson and most recently Priscilla Long.

My work takes place west of the Mississippi and often at the intersection of Mormons and Gentiles. Thanks for reading.

Heidi Heimarck – Founder and Editor of Journalfiddy3
carving stories
After a few years in Minneapolis, my Seattle work began with New City Theater’s production of “Fefu and Her Friends”, directed by the playwright Maria Irene Fornes, continued with a number of Ki Gottberg’s original works, and developed further at Annex Theatre during its formative years.  I was a co-creator of Union Garage Performance Space, a founding member of Theatre Babylon, and the Founding Artistic Director of the Mae West Fest, an annual festival of performances written and directed by women. I’ve received awards from the Jane Chambers Int’l Women’s Playwriting Competition, Actors Theater of Louisville, 14/48 Glen Mazen Award and Vermont Studio Center. I write, teach playwriting workshops, and have been a guest artist at high schools and universities.

Lois Mackey – Playwright
A Matter of Transgression: A one-act play.
Lois Mackey was born in Chicago and aged in Seattle, a two-time recipient of CityArtist grants in 2003 and 2009 for dramedy Meet and Greet and full-length drama Bullied by the Beast. The playwright has authored seven other plays whose titles include Catchin Hell Callin it Good times, Mules, Aha Moment, The Jake I Have Known the Early Years of Artist Jacob Lawrence, and Harriet Goes to School commissioned by CD Forum Arts and Ideas in Partnered with Seattle Public Library; Pan Handler in collaboration with The Mahagony Project; Tree in the Window featured in the BrownBox Theater’s Hoodies Up Project.

Donna Snyder – Poet
Donna Snyder – 2 pieces
Donna Snyder worked as an activist lawyer for over 30 years. In 1995 she founded the Tumblewords Project in the Texas/New Mexico/Chihuahua border region. She continues to coordinate its free weekly workshops and other events in the El Paso area. Snyder has three collections of poetry, The Tongue Has Its Secrets (NeoPoiesis Press, Vancouver Island 2016), Poemas ante el Catafalco: Grief and Renewal (Chimbarazu Press, New York 2014), I Am South (Virgogray Press, Austin 2010, 2014). Her blog is poetry from the frontera.

Snyder’s books can be purchased on line from several booksellers, such as Amazon books. The publisher provides a list of available book sellers here.