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  • Eric ZORK Alan

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Zork is the author of two books in national distribution: "Stolen Snapshots: I am NOT a poet."  Zork is probably best known for standing on chairs.   It just so happens that when upon a chair he belches out PopTart, Pez, and Push Up poems.  He...

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  • Deborah Batterman

    Category: Literary,

    Symbols, and their metaphoric underpinnings, play a large part in the stories I write. Getting beneath the surface of words, past the literal, is what makes stories resonate, and as a writer, I think a lot about resonance . . . the resonance of...

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  • Cindy Beer-Fouhy

    Category: Literary,

    Throughout my life, writing and teaching writing have been my passions and my talents. There is no other work I do that feels as natural and fulfilling to me than teaching writing to children, teens and senior adults. My goal is to help people...

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  • Sally Bliumis-Dunn

    Category: Literary,

    I have been a poet-in-residence in Schools, homeless shelters and prisons throughout Westchester for the last ten years. My manuscript, Talking Underwater, was a finalist for the Nimrod/ Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize. My poems have appeared in...

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  • Tim W. Brown

    Category: Literary,

    My writing reflects my widely varied intellectual and personal interests. I have always thought in big-picture terms, and early in life I realized that one must approach complex modern reality from multiple perspectives. My university major,...

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  • Charisse Brown

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    "Through the dramatic roles and worlds that are available vicariously in theatre and directly in process drama, we can learn both who we are and what we may be. It is this that makes the essential nature of both theatre and process drama...

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  • Ann Chiappetta

    Category: Literary,

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  • Jehan Clements

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Jehan Clements is a Storyteller, Author, Illustrator, Inventor, Teaching Artist, and Literacy Educational Consultant. He has performed in Elementary Schools, Libraries, Museums and Festivals in New York for the past 40 years. He is the...

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  • D. Colin

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    She has competed in the National Poetry Slam and participated in the Voices of Our Nations poetry workshop with Ruth Forman.  She has featured throughout the northeast at such places as the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, The Bronx Museum and University...

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  • Mary Crescenzo

    Category: Literary,

    Playwright, poet, Jazz singer, producer, installationist, cofounder and coartistic director of The Peekskill Playhouse, the staging of my first and second play took place after soliciting my principal as a fourth grader at PS 59 in the Bronx to...

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  • Damon Della Greca

    Category: Literary, Music, Visual,

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  • Kendra Eager

    Category: Literary, Visual,

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  • Jeffrey Fuerst

    Category: Literary,

    Playwright and author of many children's books, plays, TV shows, magazine articles and website features. In Spring, 2003, "The Substitute Tooth Fairy," a farce for family audiences, toured Westchester-area libraries with support from the a WAC...

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  • Nina Gabriele-Cuva

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    The arts can change the life of any student!  I love what I do and learn as much from students as I hope to teach them.  I am a professional, actor, director, published author, theatre company founder and artistic director. Using theatre and...

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  • Kate Gallagher

    Category: Literary,

    Kate Gallagher is the author of numerous publications including work done in The Westchester Review and The Sun.     She has also contributed works of poetry in One Word/Many Voices: a Bilingual Poetry Anthology and Let the Poet's Speak, a...

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  • Paul Gallanter

    Category: Literary,

    A theatre professional for over 30 years, with degrees in art and philosophy, Paul is currently working on Drinking Eros, a musical adaptation of Plato’s Symposium.   Further information at drinkingeros.com.

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  • Sarah Glickman

    Category: Illustration, Literary, Visual,

    I am an artist who wears many hats! I am a fine artist working with mixed media, a muralist, a children's book illustrator and an art teacher. All of my art interests relate to each other and help me grow as an artist and become a stronger art...

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  • C D Grant

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    C.D. Grant is a nationally-published writer of poetry, fiction, scholarly articles and a featured writer for magazines and newspapers. His novel "Jaime's Place" was published in 2012 and is available from Amazon.com or directly from the writer...

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  • Anastasia Werner Guadron

    Category: Literary,

    "At any age, we are all poets. We are all writers. Expression on paper doesn't have to be designated to a genre. If we learn the power and play of writing, inspiration is inevitable."   Anastasia Guadron is the owner of Mightier than the Sword,...

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  • Tania Guerrera

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    As an artist I use the process of creating as a healing and meditative medium.  Setting the mind free during the creative process allows us, with the right setting, to enter into altered states of awareness. As a result the images, words and...

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  • Dona Elena Hatcher

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I am committed to Inspire, Encourage & Support anyone of any age that desires to express themselves through the creative arts of Poetry Writing and or Acting for Film, TV and Stage. I own Take Flight Talent Workshops where we give fun, fast &...

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  • Susan Henle-Christensen

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    Susan Henle-Christensen is a professional dancer, choreographer, and arts consultant.  She is a Merce-Cunningham trained modern dancer who has performed regionally and internationally with a host of distinguished modern dance companies.  She...

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  • Teisha Hickman

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    Teisha Hickman is a film director who recently helped co-direct the short film The Forgiven.

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  • Relda N. Hill

    Category: Literary, Music, Visual,

    I have been an artist since I was a child; I took music lessons in classical piano.  However, my formal education took precedence.  However, I continued to draw in my 20's and 30's.  During high school and undergrad, I was in choirs for singers...

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  • Susan Hodara

    Category: Literary,

    I am a freelance journalist and memorist. My articles have been published in the New York Times, Communication Arts, Harvard Magazine and more. I teach memoir writing workshops at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center and the Pelham Art Center. My...

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  • Amalia Hoffman

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    As an artist and a writer, I am interested in interweaving visual images and words in creating a narrative experience. The viewer who looks at my images, reads a “story” or anecdote but is also encouraged to make up his or hers own tale. I...

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  • Leslie Holder

    Category: Literary, Visual,

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  • Frank Ingrasciotta

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I use my own experiences as a produced playwright, published writer and award-winning performer to create a container of trust and sharing for community building.  I also provide a creative atmosphere for my participants encouraging a freedom to...

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  • Carlos Jimenez Mambo Dulcet

    Category: Actor, Ballet, Dance, Dance-Jazz, Dance-Modern, Film, Folk/Traditional, Illustration, Jazz, Literary, Music, Music-Pop, Visual, Voice,

    ArtsWestchester has recommended me to so many wonderful events and I'm grateful . My musical genre and styles are Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Salsa/Charanga. My goal is to make everyone happy musically. We look forward working with you. 

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  • Jasmine Johnson

    Category: Literary,

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  • Ulla-Maija Kivimäki

    Category: Literary, Music, Visual,

    Ulla-Maija Kivimäki is a New York artist active in the fields design, photo, video, music, internet communication & marketing, and Yoga philosophy and practice.

    Her current projects include a book about her life experiences and a world music...

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  • A Thousand Stories

    Category: Literary,

    A Thousand Stories is a continuously moving documentary through which I share my conversations with artists. The project features artists who, despite their brilliance, are often overlooked. To date, I've shared conversations with artists of...

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  • Richard Lattarulo

    Category: Literary,

    Recently Rich and his son wrote a book called "The Artist: Born to Create." Besides exploring the source and purpose of creativity, the book will include two complete compositions: a screenplay, "Set the Captives Free," written last year while...

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  • nancy maloy

    Category: Actor, Film, Literary,

    Theatre is an art form that speaks to multiple intelligences; making it a dynamic educational  tool for all types of learners as well as being a wonderfully expressive medium. Theatre/drama brings together an exploration of both inter and intra...

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  • Suzanne Kraus Mancuso

    Category: Literary,

    Published Author & Primitive Folk Artist

    Books-The Shirley Temple Identification & Price Guide Volume 1 & 2 2001-2003 The Secret World of Magic Dolls & Imaginary Friends series children’s books 2005 “All Life Is, Is Little Strings-A...

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  • MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick is currently working on a manuscript of poems.  Her poetry has been published in Make Room for Dada, The Mount Vernon Independent, OBSOLETE! Magazine, The Mount Vernon Inquirer, Cavalier Literary Couture, Mount Vernon...

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  • Angela Messina

    Category: Actor, Literary, Visual,

    Angela Messina is an actor/producer with a BA in Communications and an MS in Education. Messina combines performing with curriculum through a variety of activities including Story Theater, improvisation, acting and scriptwriting. She has worked...

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  • Donna Miskend

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Nature influences my art spiritually, in the colors and organic qualities that appear as both the main subject and as decorative elements. I also feel a strong connection to animals and they take center stage in much of my children’s...

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  • Stuart Nager

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    What's wonderful is that I get to live a creative life: I am a Professional Performance Storyteller, Director, Improvisation Actor, and a Published Author. I have over fifteen years as a Teaching Artist across the Tri-State area (and beyond) in...

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  • Cristina Necula

    Category: Literary, Music,

    Romanian-born singer and poet Cristina Necula currently works as Director of Alumni Affairs for her alma mater, Purchase College, SUNY. She speaks and writes in 6 languages. Since 2001, she has been a regular contributor to Classical Singer...

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  • Karen Rippstein

    Category: Literary,

    I’m a certified poetry therapist, a journal writer, and a creative writing instructor.  The discovery and empowerment received from my ever evolving journal allows me to inspire students to create a writing space of their own to find comfort,...

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  • Julienne Ryan

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I am Julienne Ryan with J. Ryan Partners - Be engaged at work, a story teller and  story connector.  I help people tell and share their best stories so they can improve how they communicate, learn  and work together.

    As the Chief Story...

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  • Deirdre Rylander

    Category: Literary,

    Deirdre (Hoare) Rylander was born and raised in Yonkers, where her family has lived for generations. She returned to Yonkers with her husband in 2004 as a first-time homeowner in the Armour Villa neighborhood, and quickly became involved in local...

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  • Esmeralda Santiago

    Category: Literary,

    ESMERALDA was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She came to the United States at thirteen, the eldest in a family that would eventually include eleven children. Ms. Santiago attended New York City’s Performing Arts High School, where she majored...

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  • Mayra Sergranes

    Category: Literary,

    I'm a writer and poet who is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State. I have spent most of my time working as a social worker. Recently I have begun to put some of my work on the web and have received very positive feedback, I...

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  • Jaimey Steele

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Jaimey Steele is a composer/songwriter. She has been an ASCAP composer, song writer and educator for 20 years. Steele has written songs for Sesame Street, The NYC Zoo, NASA and the Space Program, and for environmental organizations like...

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  • David Surface

    Category: Literary,

    “When you write, you want what you write to be real.  You want your readers to experience the things you’re writing about. You do this by paying attention to the world outside of yourself and the world inside of yourself, and how they both...

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  • Ann van Buren

    Category: Literary,

    Ann van Buren is a Hudson Valley based poet, writer and educator who integrates nature, science and sensorial perception with language. Her poems have been published in "Let the Poets Speak" and by the Blue Door Gallery. Her piece, "Snow Day",...

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  • Catherine Wald

    Category: Literary,

    Catherine Wald's poetry has been published as a chapbook ("Distant, burned-out stars" Finishing Line Press, 2011, and in numerous journal including American Journal Of Nursing, Jewish Literary Journal and Westchester Review. She' the author of...

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  • Sarah Bracey White

    Category: Literary,

    Sarah Bracey White is a writer, teacher, motivational speaker and arts consultant. Her literary work includes a collection of poetry, "Feelings Brought to Surface," many short stories, several novels and a memoir. Her creative non-fiction has...

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  • Lana Yu

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Art is a way to understand ourselves and the world we live in more deeply. Lana Yu is a mixed-media painter who draws on her emotions and the physics of paint and materials to explore her relationship with herself, others and her environment....

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  • Regine Zamor

    Category: Literary,

    As a Freelance writer, Regine has contributed to TRACE, iStyle, New York Spirit, Unchin, Music+ TV, Beautyaddict.com, and regularly contributes to Edge New York, and Upscale magazine. From the world of advertising, Regine has worked her way...

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  • James K. Zimmerman

    Category: Literary, Music,

    My writing as a poet comes out of a deep commitment to the effort to bring into words those experiences and emotions that are beyond words, and to find the rhythm and musicality in the flow of language.  I am also frequently a poet of narrative,...

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