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is a playwright at New Perspectives Theater, where she is currently developing a new play, Shamhat, as part of their 20th Anniversary Season. Recently, her short story “A Way out of the Colonia” won the Editor’s Prize at Camera Obscura: A Journal of Contemporary Literature and Photography, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In Fall 2011, Women in the Arts conference as a playwright negotiating space and homosexual identity in the Middle East; the lecture, now titled as “Semaphore Toward Emptiness: A Meditation on Women and Jerusalem,” has been accepted for publication by Trans-Portal: The Hub of Trans-formation Studies for its upcoming Winter 2012 issue. This past summer, VIDA selected her essay “On Writing Quimera and other Fears,” also based on her work for New Perspectives, for their State of the Art Feature. ROSEBUD BEN-ONI

WILL CORDEIRO has received his MFA from Cornell

University where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate studying 18th century British literature. His poems appear or are forthcoming in several journals, including Fourteen Hills, Sentence, Baltimore Review, A cappella Zoo, Brooklyn Review, Harpur Palate, Carte Blanche, Ping Pong, decomP magazinE, Requited, Lumina, Gulf Stream, and Word for/Word. He is grateful for residencies from Risley Residential College, Provincetown Community Compact, Ora Lerman Trust, and Petrified Forest National Park.

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was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in Seattle over thirty years. She’s published poetry in such journals as Poetry, Rhino, Nimrod, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and others. She’s also published fiction and humor as well as stories and poems for children. Among the honors she’s received are awards from the Seattle Arts Commission, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She’s been a Jack Straw Writer, held a residency at Hedgebrook and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook, “There are Crows in My Blood”, was published by Pudding House Press in 2007 and another chapbook, “Happy Darkness”, was released by Finishing Line Press this past summer. MERCEDES LAWRY

JAMES DUNLAP is a creative writing major at the University

of Arkansas. He received his associates of Art at Pulaski Technical College. He has been published three times through PTC, writes for the school newspaper, and was recently published in the jSilver of Stone, Issue 3.

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