JULIA FIERRO is the Founder and Director of The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, which, in the last ten years, she has grown from eight writers in a cramped kitchen to a creative home for over 1400 short-story writers, novelists, memoirists and essayists. Julia is a graduate of The Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. She has taught Literature and Creative Writing in the Honors Program at Hofstra University and at the University of Iowa. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two small children, and is busy absorbing material for her novel-in-progress on contemporary Brooklyn parenting.
Lucille Lang Day author of the memoir Married at Fourteen: a true story, has published creative nonfiction in numerous journals. She is the recipient of the Willow Review Award in Creative Nonfiction and a Notable Essay citation in Best American Essays. She is also the author eight poetry collections and a book for children. Her first poetry collection, Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope, received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award.
She received her M.A. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University, and her M.A. in zoology and Ph.D. in science and mathematics education at the University of California at Berkeley. The founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she also served for 17 years as the director of the Hall of Health, an interactive children's museum in Berkeley. Mother of two grown daughters and grandmother of four, Lucy currently baby-sits often and lives in Oakland with her husband, writer Richard Michael Levine. For more info, please visit her website.
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