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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
John G. Rodwan, Jr., writes personal essays, literary journalism and other nonfiction; he regularly addresses subjects such as boxing, literature and music - often all at once. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he currently resides, he earned a master’s degree in English from Wayne State University. He has also lived in Geneva, Switzerland, and Brooklyn, New York, and Portland, Oregon. Since returning to his hometown, he has resumed writing poetry. He has read at Wordstock, the Arkansas Literary Festival and the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, among other events.
Fiction Writer, Poet
Ksenia Rychtycka is a Ukrainian-American fiction writer and poet. She has a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago and worked as an editor in Ukraine during the early years of the post-Soviet era. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and periodicals. She was a finalist in the 2010 Blue Mesa Review Fiction Contest and a Featured Poet in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of River Poets Journal. She has participated in literary presentations of her work at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City and Ukrainian-American Writers: A New Generation of Literary Voices at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago.