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Mare, 2023

Mare, 2023

July 13, 2023

Chances are pretty high you've read 2023 Fellow Mare's work. They are a contributor to Womanly Magazine, YES! Magazine, Salty Magazine, and Fodor's Travel. We look forward to reading more of their literary contributions.

Sarah Khurshid Khan, 2023

Sarah Khurshid Khan, 2023

June 29, 2023

2023 BFTA Fellow, Sarah Khan is prepping for her solo show! The exhibit will take place in Portland, Maine this summer and feature a collection of prints and ceramics.

April Fitzpatrick, 2022

April Fitzpatrick, 2022

June 15, 2023

April's art has been featured at the Tallahassee International Airport and in many publications including, Canvas Rebel, Artful Infrastructure and the Tallahassee Democrat.

Jas Hammonds, 2022

Jas Hammonds, 2022

June 1, 2023

Jas recently signed with Faye Bender at The Book Group. Their young adult novel will be coming in 2024.

Maryann Jacob Macias, 2021

Maryann Jacob Macias, 2021

May 18, 2023

Maryann's children's book, TÉO'S TUTU, was included on the American Library Association's 2023 Rainbow Book List.

Jared Jackson, 2021

Jared Jackson, 2021

May 4, 2023

Jared's short story,"Bebo," has been chosen by Heidi Pitlor and this year's guest editor, Min Jin Lee, for Best American Short Stories 2023.

Denice Frohman, 2020

Denice Frohman, 2020

April 27, 2023

Denice will be performing a one-woman show, Esto No Tiene Nombre on June 8th-10th in Philadelphia.

Valerie Bolling, 2022

Valerie Bolling, 2022

April 20, 2023

Valerie's early reader series, RAINBOW DAYS, will debut in 2023. It features Zoya and her puppy, Coco, who love to make art together.

Taylor Harvey, 2022

Taylor Harvey, 2022

April 13, 2023

“Everybody’s On Stage is nothing if not a journey. We listen as Taylor flirts, falters, flexes, and wrestles with the questions in her gut. Is my dream of success worth the risk of failure? Can I stay true to myself in an oppressive industry? How do I bear the burden of expectations? How do I carry my father forward with nuance and purpose? As she slowly unearths answers, we can feel her bravery — not a lack of fear, but an ability to stay in process with her fears until she can work through them in song. In the tradition of Solange’s A Seat At The Table and Tyler the Creator’s Flower Boy, she dances across genre lines and steps boldly into her queerness, sounding just as lithe singing classic soul as she does spitting a quick 16. Somewhere between the self-liberatory snarl of “Breathe” and the closing meditation “Everybody’s On Stage,” we hear Taylor finally set down other people’s dreams for her and begin to make some for herself. Yes, Taylor Simone Harvey was born for this. But even as she honors her lineage she’s carving out something new, on no one’s terms but her own.” - Josh Smith, musician and journalist

Jason Reynolds, 2021

Jason Reynolds, 2021

April 6, 2023

Jason's debut picture book, THERE WAS A PARTY FOR LANGSTON, will be published in October 2023.

Tina Chang, 2020

Tina Chang, 2020

March 30, 2023

Tina Chang was honored by Brooklyn Poets at their annual gala for over a decade of distinguished service as Brooklyn Poet Laureate. This summer, she will join the faculty at the Provincetown Fine Arts Works Center and teach a class on poetic collaboration and has poems forthcoming in the Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Liza Jessie Peterson,2020

Liza Jessie Peterson headshot

March 23, 2023

Liza Jessie Peterson's critically acclaimed short documentary, Angola Do You Hear Us: Voices from a Plantation Prison, (which she was the subject of) was shortlisted for an Academy Award and is currently streaming on Paramount Plus and Amazon Prime. She just finished performing 20 shows in a four-week run of her one-woman show, The Peculiar Patriot at the Detroit Public Theater.

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