March's Emerging Writers

We are so thrilled to present the following amazing writers at Friday’s event:

Jonathan Alexandratos is a Queens-based playwright. He earned his MFA in Playwrighting from Queens College in 2011. Since then, he has had plays performed both in and out of New York City, including at the 2012 NY Fringe Festival (*Chain Reaction*), the 2013 Last Frontier Theatre Conference (*Breaking/Orbit*), the Access Theatre (*Teeth* - commissioned by Truant Arts), and the Abingdon Theatre Company (*Shepherd* - commissioned by the company). Now, he writes with the Mission to (dit)Mars playwrights’ lab at the Secret Theatre. Jonathan is also a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Eloisa Diaz is a lawyer and writer. Eloisa Diaz is worried you might have only read “lawyer,” and gone, “ugh.” Eloisa Diaz is worried you might have only read “writer,” and gone, “ugh.” She’s also worried you might mispronounce her name. She worries internationally, mainly in the US and Spain. 

Morgan Fox has managed to put some variety of words to paper while traveling in at least eight different countries, exotic locales which include Lithuania, Romania, Poland, and then some, and looks forward to going to Portugal this summer for more of the same. When she’s not wielding a screw gun or pulling staples from stage flats, she tries to spend time writing or knitting in coffee shops. She prefers rainy nights to long walks on the beach but can sometimes be found photographing Coney Island in the middle of winter.

Suzanne Highland has a BA in Creative Writing from Florida State University and is currently pursuing an MFA from Hunter College. Her poetry has been published in Petrichor Review and Apieron Review. She lives in New York.

Jade Sanchez-Ventura is a writer, and teacher of writing. She has studied at Hunter College, where she received her MFA, and with the VONA writer’s workshop. Her work has been published by Seal Press, on the cover pages of small town daily newspapers, and on the internet. She is currently completing her first manuscript, maintaining the blog, The Secret Pregnancy, and teaching at the Brooklyn Free School. Though she has ties to many far-flung countries, she has always made her home in Brooklyn, NY.

Avia Tadmor was born and raised in Israel, attended high school in New Mexico, college in Massachusetts, and recently moved to New York to start her MFA in poetry and translation at Columbia University. Her poetry, as well as translations from Hebrew, are often concerned with a state of in-betweenness in terms of place, language and politics. In addition to her own work, she will be sharing her two of her translations of poet Ronny Someck. Ronny Someck is a Baghdad-born Israeli poet who grew up in the 1950s in one of Israel’s immigrant camps. His poetry walks the fine line between the personal and political and touches on Israeli society’s most tender spots with pain, elegance, and compassion. He has 11 published volumes of poetry. 

See you on Friday at 8:00 pm at Bar Thalia (95th and Broadway)!!