Writers / Journalists / Poets / Bloggers

Roger Aplon / Website / Contact / Extensive publishing history – Twelve books of poetry over 40 years – Mustering What’s Left – Selected & New Poems 1976-2017 due May 2018 from Unsolicited Press.
Editor & publisher of Waymark – Voices of the Valley – A poetry magazine based in Beacon – This is the magazine’s fifth year – Issue #9 due December 2017 – Issue #10 due June 2018.
Steve Blamires / Contact / Historian, writer, international tour guide and expedition leader. When I am not working on small expedition ships I give lectures and presentations, just as I give them to passengers on the ships, on the history, art and cultures of the remote places and peoples we visit.
John Blesso / Website / Writer, musician, woodworker
Lars Bolin / Website /My passion to coach individuals to grow in their professional and personal lives and to support them when going through a transition, led me to helping them in ways that strengthens their focus, spirit and success, working towards the goals they set for themselves (http://www.CoachLars.com). In my writing and when developing my characters I use my coaching experience to understand how thoughts, emotions and actions defines who we are.
Julie Chibbaro / Website/ Get Lit
Jessica Conway / Contact /I am a doctoral student and English educator at Teachers College, Columbia University. As part of my research, I play with a mobile Eye Tracker and think about the way reading the world is similar to reading a text. I am hoping to be in community with other local artists, educators, writers, and readers.I facilitate a free writing program for high school age youth at Howland Public Library. Contact me if you would like to volunteer to mentor and learn from young writers!

Ruth Danon / Website /I am a poet and nonfiction writer. I teach writing using improvisational methods. I offer small group and individual classes in Beacon and New York City. Eight week sessions repeated throughout the year, listed in “Teachin’ Beacon”./box]

[box]Timothy DelaneyWebsite  /Award winning graphic designer and advertiser; watercolors, prints, drawings/ Check out his “Dummy Light” Blog

Jim Eve / Contact / Poet, Writer, poetry facilitator. “Calling All Poets” founder

Maya Gottfried / Website /Maya Gottfried’s books for children Good Dog (Knopf) and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (Knopf) have been written about by major media including Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and New York Daily News. Her adult non-fiction essay “Untitled,” published in the anthology Half-Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes (Soft Skull Press), was consistently picked as a favorite by reviewers. She has also written articles for many print and online outlets including Our Hen House, The Huffington Post, People Online, Lilith magazine, and KrisCarr.com.

Carl Vane Lashua / Website / Poetry, Short Stories, Dynamic Sculpture

Karen Michel / Website / Karen works primarily in sound, making a living as a broadcast journalist covering culture/the arts for NPR and doing what she calls “performance documentaries” that combine sound, text, and image–my photographs, ephemera, objects gleaned primarily from dollar stores and souvenir shops.
Donna Minkowitz / Website /Donna Minkowitz is the author of two memoirs, Ferocious Romance and Growing Up Golem. The first won a Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Visions Award, and the second was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award. Donna has taught memoir writing workshops for 20 years at venues including the 92nd Street Y, and looks forward to teaching them in Beacon. Her journalism and essays have been published in The Nation, Slate, Salon, the Village Voice, The Collagist, and the New York Times Book Review.
 Terrell E Nelson / Writer / TerryNelsonWriter.com
Nadine Revheim / Blog: Beacon Bits / Blogger
Shadei Williams / Website / Instagram / I Have This, This Doesn’t Have Me is all about being empowering and inspirational to anyone and everyone. It’s nice when I’m able to relate to those that need that boost of motivation but it’s also nice to speak about the trials and obstacles that I’ve been through primarily because most people looking at me are shocked when I share my story.
Craig Wolf / Contact / Writer, journalist

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