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Leslie M. Browning grew up in the small fishing village of Stonington, Connecticut. A longtime student of philosophy, nature and art, these themes permeate her work. In her writing, Browning explores the confluence of the natural landscape and the interior landscape. A proud native of New England, she travels often throughout the region using her photography, drawing, and writing to explore the ecological and cultural identity of the Northeast. Leslie is the author of numerous award-winning titles. Balancing her passion for writing with her love of learning, Leslie sits on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. With over 3,000 members, IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S. She is a graduate of the University of London and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers. She is partner at Hiraeth Press; Co-Founder of Written River: An Anthology of Eco-Poetics as well as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Wayfarer. In 2011, Browning opened Homebound Publications and in 2015 went on to establish Owl House Books as an imprint of Homebound Publications devoted to children’s literature. She is currently working to complete a B.A. in Liberal Arts at Harvard University’s Extension School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Browning has freelanced for Rhode Island Monthly, ReImagining Magazine, Coastal Connecticut Magazine, Mead: A Magazine of Literature and Libation, The Wayfarer and Written River. She has interviewed such notable figures as Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore, Emmy-winning Filmmaker Alan Cooke, Sandy Hook mother Nelba Márquez-Greene, and celebrated Shamanic writer Sandra Ingerman.
Fiction Writer, Poet
Alfred Corn is the author of nine books of poems, a novel, two collections of criticism, and a play. For many years he taught in the Writing Program of the School of the Arts at Columbia.
Fiction Writer, Poet
An 8-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jéanpaul Ferro’s work has appeared on National Public Radio, Contemporary American Voices, Columbia Review, Emerson Review, Connecticut Review, Saltsburg Review, Hawaii Review, Danforth Review, Oregon Literary Review, Portland Monthly, Arts & Understanding Magazine, The Providence Journal, , and others. He is the author of All The Good Promises (Plowman Press, 1994), Becoming X (BlazeVox Books, 2008), You Know Too Much About Flying Saucers (Thumbscrew Press, 2009), Hemispheres (Maverick Duck Press, 2009) Essendo Morti – Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009), nominated for the 2010 Griffin Prize in Poetry; and Jazz (Honest Publishing, 2011), nominated for both the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the 2012 Griffin Prize in Poetry. He is represented by the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.
New London, CT
* Author of Toys Made of Rock (Bilingual Review Press) * Featured in nationally syndicated show, American Latino TV * Featured in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education * Appeared as guest poet on Univision's El Show de Analeh Jose B. Gonzalez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and immigrated to New London, Connecticut at the age of eight. He knew no English and now holds a Ph.D. in English. He has published poetry in journals including Callaloo and Calabash, and in collections such as Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry. He has been contributor to National Public Radio and has presented at Harvard University, Yale University, and other colleges throughout the country. He infuses his presentations with a mix of poetry, humor, and social commentary. He is also the founder and editor of LatinoStories.Com.