Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn is a writer, actress, and director. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film including Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, House M.D., 127 Hours, and Django Unchained. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and reviews books of poetry by women for Bust Magazine. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Free Stallion (Simon & Schuster 2004), Bang Ditto (Manic D. Press 2009), and most recently the critically acclaimed Dark Sparkler (Harper Perennial), which is an intimate look at the lives and deaths of child star actresses with accompanying art by artists such as David Lynch and Marilyn Manson. Read More

Most recently she wrote and directed the feature film “Paint It Black” based on the novel by Janet Fitch, which is now available on itunes. Currently Tamblyn is working on a debut novel which comes out on Harper Perennial in 2018. She lives in Brooklyn.

Rachel McKibbens

Rachel McKibbens is a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and author of blud,  Into the Dark & Emptying Field, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Pink Elephant. Her chapbook, Mammoth, was runner-up for the David Blair Poetry Prize. McKibbens is a member of Latinas Unidas and co-curates the acclaimed reading series Poetry & Pie Night in upstate, NY.

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.