one of four brothers, was born in the Bronx,
New York in 1940 of first generation Italian-American
parents. He attended PS 95, then Fordham
Prep, and finally Fordham College, where
he specialized in tippling and eking out
what was then called "the gentleman
C." Nevertheless, he managed to go
on to earn an M.A. and a Ph.D. (in medieval
English literature) from Fordham. He is
now a professor at Mercy College in Dobbs
Ferry. In 1980, Dom added general contractor
to his resume, more or less in imitation
of his idol, Geoffrey Chaucer who, for a
time, had charge of construction and maintenance
projects for Richard II. Having no royalty
to serve, Dom has built and remodeled castles
for the aristocracy of Westchester, N.Y.
A few years ago, despite his best efforts,
Dom's poetic urge reemerged-metastasized
as a desire to write memoir. "The Store"
is a symptom of that disease.
was born in 1977 in _apljina, bosnia-hercegovina.
The most intense, nervous days of his life
were spent in Mostar. He now studies and
works in Sarajevo. He is the co-writer of
three books of poetry, the first of them
published in Italy, in Italian, and he is
the editor of two magazines: KOLAPS (www.kolaps.org)
Bergeron is a writer for The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart. He's made dozens of appearances
on Late Night with Conan O'Brien -- usually
playing an NBC page or wearing some sort
of animal costume. Aaron's performed in
numerous improv shows at the Upright
Citizens Brigade Theater in New York
City. You may contact him at Awesomefactory@aol.com.
Bhasin is a comedy writer and screenwriter.
He has recently moved to L.A. to seek his
fame and\or fortune in the entertainment
Bill is the editor of a small daily newspaper
in New Hampshire. He studied creative writing
at Harvard and is currently at work on a
novel. He is married... with children.
doesn't consider herself a writer, but from
time to time she'll pose as one if it allows
her to pass her convoluted opinions on to
an audience slightly larger than her circle
of friends. She edits Telling Stories, a
short fiction showcase, for TheSimon.com,
which also allows her to be highly opinionated
all of the time.
currently resides in San Francisco, Ca.
Several poems and short stories have appeared
in various magazines and papers. He is now
working on a novel that incorporates lost
innocence with a loathsome revenge on all
who have crossed him over the past ten years.
Born in rural Idaho, son of missionaries,
his religious, quiet upbringing flavors
his stories with both sentiment and excitement
of discovery. A Season Without Snow is his
last collected volume, a series of stories
dealing with his travels through the U.S.,
Asia, and Europe. Eric weaves the tragic,
natural and perverse into webs sometimes
a little too recognizable.
Cest La Vie
is an Edinburgh native who writes because
he doesnt like the way 'they' run
things. He hopes his statements can change
someone's mind and point out faults which
are so glaring. Writing helps him vent excess
pressure and lets people know not to take
things lying down. Please contact him if
you would like to support him, publish him
or arrange for a reading: http://www.synister.com/cestlavie/
is a graduate of the University of the Arts
in Philadelphia. His big break came when
he was "featured" blurry in the
background of a MTV commercial. His artwork,
bio and contact information is available
He now works and lives in Connecticut.
has been published in various anthologies,
journals, newspapers and magazines. She
has produced two films which arecurrently
being distributed internationally. Whether
on film or in print, she tells universal
stories with multicultural characters, paying
particular attention to the lives of girls
is a veteran writer/director/producer. His
work has been recognized with an Emmy nomination,
Humanitas and Mentor Awards. He is also
a recipient of The Bnai Brith Humanitarian
Award. He was the co-founder and artistic
director of The Jazz Theatre Workshop. Starting
in entertainment as a musician, hes
played with Otis Redding, Ray Charles and
Alvin the Chipmunk. He has acted with Myrna
Loy and directed a chicken. Richard is currently
Professor of Television and Film in The
S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
at Syracuse University. He welcomes e-mail
has been writing poetry since she was a
child and has published in college literary
journals, including Turning House, the journal
of Union Theological Seminary, where she
works as the Faculty Secretary and International
Student Advisor. She has taken fiction and
non-fiction workshops at the Writers
Voice of the Westside Y in NYC and attended
various writing conferences around the country.
She has a Bachelors degree in Theater
and a Masters degree in Teaching ESL.
Her website, www.englishforeverything.com,
offers online editing services for native
and non-native speakers of English. She
was the development editor for several popular-level
physics books by her brother, Robert Ehrlich,
including Nine Crazy Ideas in Science/Some
of Which May Even Be True
just finished writing a memoir, Beauty through
a.k.a. Naked Man, is teaching English and
Spanish to junior high and high school students
in Japan. He studied art history at New
York University and has traveled and lived
throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia.
His photographs have appeared in articles
and magazines, and have been exhibited in
Japan. He also makes guest appearances as
a DJ at his local coffee house in Okayama
Hann lives in Brooklyn where she runs the
waxpoetic poetry reading series. She has
published widely and currently has several
projects underway, including Reliquary,
an artist's book project. She has received
two Canada Council grants, residencies at
Yaddo and MacDowell, and holds an MFA and
an MA from New York University. E-mail her
& Riggle are members of the acclaimed
improv comedy team, Respecto
Montalban. Visit their website to learn
more about the team that proudly performs
"comedy that doesn't suck."
grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but
has lived in many places from suburban Washington,
D.C to Houston Texas. She has a Masters
Degree in Creative Writing from The University
of New Hampshire. She currently lives in
New York City where she is working on a
memoir in addition to free-lance writing
and editing. She has also taught English,
memoir writing and writing composition and
did a brief stint in the corporate world.
Her stories have been published in Whetstone,
Rosebud, The MacGuffin, Women Writing For
Their Lives, and Writes of Passage: an Anthology
of Teachers Writings. Her essays have appeared
in The Hampshire Gazette, and The Houston
Chronicle (cover story of the Texas Magazine
section), Greenwich Time and Bucknell World.
is a Canadian who is teaching Philosophy
of Education at Hofstra. In her varied past
she has built cabins in northern Quebec,
flown a small plane in British Columbia,
written poetry and short stories, and taught
innumerable, wonderful students.
best of fiction
has published short stories in FICTION magazine,
The New Delta Review, The Cream City Review,
Fine Madness and others. He teaches writing
at New York University and St. Francis College.
is an associate editor at Simon & Schuster.
Despite repeated attempts at rehabilitation
she still likes to draw.
is an artist and a filmmaker living in New
is a freelance writer based in Thailand.
A former Thailand Peace Corps volunteer,
he now lives and works in the northern town
of Mae Hong Son, near the Burmese border.
is sometimes a band but more often a duo.
Here the duo serenade you with bright harmonies
that will remind you of how good singing
/ songwriting could be.
McCoy is a freelance writer and actor whose
work has appeared in Modern Humorist and
been performed on the NPR programs Rewind
and Morning Edition. He is currently studying
improvisation at the UCB theater. He lives
in Brookyln. Email Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a freelance writer and teacher. His most
recently published piece appeared in The
New York Times. He is working on a comic
novel about fatherhood. OBrien is also an
adjunct professor of politics in the adult
degree program at New York University. A
native of Dublin, he has lived in Manhattan
for the past twelve years. He lives on the
Upper West Side with his wife and two sons.
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was born in 1977 in Somerset (UK) and has
lived in Edinburgh for the past six years.
He has published poetry in the Edinburgh
literary magazine Smallfry and plays guitar
in the band Mamilla. He is an illustrator
of sorts. He is Involved in the Forest Community
Arts-space and Venue. Jack has worked and
traveled over several years in Croatia and
has written for small magazines, including
The Hamptons and Profiles. She has worked
as a copywriter and marketing director for
the magazine publishing industry in New
York City, at such places as Architectural
Digest and more recently for SI for Women.
She is a graduate of Brown University. Shes
married with two children, ages 14 and 7.
She is currently working full time on a
novel entitled Lost in New York City. Shes
lived in Manhattan since 1976. Her second
short story is being published in the January
2003 issue of deadmule.com. It's called
"How To Grow Up"
Soak Hides Road is her first published short
a bad breakup with an Israeli Tank Commander,
Bachelor Girl purchased the entire "Relationships"
section at Barnes & Noble. On her way
out, she also grabbed a copy of Gabriel
Garcia Marquez' 100 Years of Solitude. Bachelor
Girl is a 20-year veteran of fixup flops,
bad bar pickup lines, great sex with bad
men, and failed attempts to see the merits
of socially maladjusted -- but marriage-minded
-- guys. She's also a freelance journalist.
has published 24 books for children with
Viking Penguin Putnam, HarperCollins, Scholastic,
and Bantam Doubleday Dell. She has written,
produced, or developed many multi-award-winning
television series for children and families,
including The Magic Schoolbus and
Reading Rainbow for PBS, Allegra's
Window and Pinwheel for Nickleodeon,
Out of the Box on the Disney channel,
and Ramona (based on the books of Beverly
Cleary) for the Canadian Broadcasting System.
Her latest film project is RED SUN,
an animated feature film, currently in development.
She was also Executive Producer of Voices
of Lupus and of We're Here! Young
Immigrants Tell Their Stories. Schecter
is a member of the Writer's Guild, ASCAP,
The Society for Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators, and PEN. She is featured
in Who's Who Among American Women,
Who's Who In Entertainment, and Something
About The Author.
was raised in the woodsy wilds of Vermont
and now spends his time frolicking around
the globe in search of endorphines, metamorphosis,
absorption. It is his pleasure to create
artwork on call, anywhere, anytime. Contact
for questions, comments, or superfluous
is a freelance writer and teacher, who lives
in Ontario with her husband and two children.
She has a BA (History/Psychology) and a
BEd in Elementary Education. Her work has
been read on CBC radio, has appeared in
several periodicals, and she writes book
reviews. Catherine has written two childrens
books, Stone Posts, and Tylers Adventure,
both yet unpublished. Catherine recently
learned that ones first parent-teacher
interview is similar to reading an editors
comments. First reaction: how can they say
anything negative about something so perfect.
(my child/my writing). Second reaction:
a Writer/Producer, Christine has worked
for Comedy Central, VH 1, Oxygen Media,
HBO, Jim Henson Productions, Children's
Television Workshop and a host of others. She
has provided voices for the Cartoon Network
series, Sheep In The Big City and MTV's
legendary series, Beavis and Butthead. She
is also a founding member of Leche Magica,
a guerilla comedy video movement based in
NYC. Additionally, Ms. Walters performs
regularly at the Upright
Citizens Brigade Theater
as a member of the acclaimed improv comedy
California native, Paul is an aspiring journalist
now living in Syracuse. He graduated from
UC Santa Barbara last year and is getting
his masters in journalism from Syracuse
University. He hopes to head to warmer,
dryer pastures -- either south or west
where hell continue freelancing and/or
working for a daily newspaper.
writing has appeared in The New York Times,
Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Brooklyn Bridge
and Scientific American: Explorations. A
proud booster of her adopted hometown (New
York), she is a nonfiction contributor to
is best known for his ability to scratch
his forehead and squint his eyes simultaneously.
He is a writer, editor and some time trumpet
player who spends too much time reading
long feature stories on the world wide web.
He is the co-founder of ducts and founder
of the New
York based monthly reading series, Trumpet
Fiction, held each month at KGB Bar in the
east village. Hes studied writing
with a number of teachers in New York, including
Alice Eliot Dark (fiction), Fred Hudson(screenwriting)
and Alison Estes (childrens fiction)
and he has held a number of odd jobs, including
news reporter, taxi cab driver, projectionist
and ducts installer (hmmmm). He currently
works as a computer consultant. He has recently
taken up improv comedy classes with the
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater of
NYC as a way to discover finer and more
glorious ways of embarrassing himself on
a weekly basis. You can contact him at email@example.com.
is a freelance film editor. His programs
have appeared on PBS, ABC, Cinemax, Lifetime
Television, The Learning Channel, and in
theaters and film festivals around the world.
He lives in New York with his wife Julie.
is a freelance artist, designer and writer.
She often works under the pseudonym Plasmotica
Studios to seem worldly and mysterious.
She loves bacon.
is a New York based freelance writer and
teacher. He has published a wide variety
of fiction and nonfiction books. His writing
has appeared in the New York Times Arts
& Leisure section, Redbook, New York
Magazine, Travel & Leisure and many
Toubin once shot a man just for snoring.
designed the new rotating text feature in
ducts. She is world renown for her design
skills and for her ability to stay calm
when all hell is breaking loose.
Hart teaches writing at F.I.T. and the Parsons
School of Design and is currently the Children's
editor at ducts. She has published a young
adult novel. Her short stories have appeared
in the magazines "Caprice," and "And Then,"
as well as the anthology, Mondo James Dean,
published by St. Martin's Press in 1996.
While her fiction and non-fiction has been
included in recent issues of ducts, a personal
essay appears in the anthology, Self Portraits:
Language Learners in a Multicultural World,
published in 2000 by Teachers College Press.
is a science editor about town, most recently
at the medical website Praxis.md. She has
studied improv at the Upright
Citizens Brigade Theater,
and has collaborated on two short films
by Please Stop Stealing My Bike Productions.
is studying cinematography at the School
of Visual Arts in New York City.
Van Winkle is 23 years old and lives out
of a back pack. He has no permanent residence
and is a happy freelance writer. He spends
as much time naked as humanly possible.
E-Mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.