2018 Workshop Leaders

2018 Workshop Leaders

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Noel Quiñones (poetry) is AfroBoricua and Searching. Born and raised in the Bronx, Noel returned to NYC to work as an educator and community organizer. He has received fellowships from Poets House, CantoMundo, and the Watering Hole. His performances have been showcased on Huffington Post, Vibe, Button Poetry, LatinTRENDS, and Medium. His poetry will be included in the forthcoming collection of Afro-Latino Poets published by Arte Publico Press, having already been published in Pilgrimage Press, Kweli Journal, Winter Tangerine Review, Asymptote, & elsewhere. Noel is a co-founder of the Piel Cafe Poetry Collective and founder of Project X, a Bronx based arts organization. Visit him at ww

Amy Ewing (Fiction) is the author of the New York Times bestselling Lone City trilogy – The Jewel, The White Rose, and The Black Key. Her books have been published in over 15 languages. Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. Her next book, The Cerulean, will be published in the fall of 2018. 






Dave Roman (graphic storytelling) is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Comics Squad: Recess!Explorer: The Mystery BoxesNursery Rhyme Comics, and Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror. Dave is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Dave has worked as an editor at Nickelodeon Magazine, and First Second Book’s Science Comics imprint. He lives in Astoria, NY and his latest project is the all-ages webcomic Starbunny, Inc.


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