Lili Bita: Lili Bita, Greek author and actress, has published ten books of poetry, a novel, and two collections of short fiction. Her work has been translated into five languages, and has been widely anthologized here and abroad. As an actress, Lili has performed her acclaimed one-woman shows on three continents. Lili will read from her latest work and perform classical monologues from her The Greek Woman Through the Ages.
Margarita Eiroa: Margarita Eiroa is an American Citizen, born in Cuba, where she studied Literature and Art History at the University of Havana. She had lived in New York since 1975. She writes and reads poetry in English and Spanish . She has one collection of poems in English: "Fast Times;" and two collections of poems in Spanish : "La Vuelta Hacia Las Aguas" (Back to the Waters) and "Flores De Vivos, Flores De Muertos" (Flowers for the Living, Flowers for the Death).
Chris Knight: Chris Knight was born in Harlem, and has spent much of her life transforming experience of life into words. She believes writing is one of the most powerful resources available to educate and enhance understanding and respect for others. Her most recent book is "SISTER TO SISTER -- Dimensions of a Woman."
Vicki Larson: Vicki Larson lives in Williamsburg and has had her work in Boomerang and other anthologies. She co-curated the Meow Mix Summer Reading series, whose proceeds benefited community organizations throughout New York.
Rachel Neumann: Rachel Neumann lives in Brooklyn and writes regularly for the Village Voice, Dissent and other magazines. She has read her poetry up, down and all over New York City and co-curated the successful Meow Mix reading series.
Poppy: Poppys poems, in a subtle symphony of sound, demand that we do not romanticize our lives or gloss over our failures. It is only by accepting our decisions for what they are that we can gain wisdom, strength and self-esteem to fight on and succeed in the future. Her most recent book is "Creepin Through Da Hinge."
Robert Zaller: Robert Zaller, Professor of History at Drexel University and a past Guggenheim fellow, has written, coauthored, edited, and translated more than twenty books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and history, as well as a dozen plays. His books of verse include The Year One and Lives of the Poet. He will read from a new poetry collection in progress, Speaking to Power.