Hayden Bandes, author of “Tales of a Worrier: Understanding Anxiety,” is a VMA Major from Annapolis, Maryland. He practices martial arts, watches anything animated and is currently working on some personal projects he hopes to release soon.
Isabella Beard, author of “The Places I Know,” is a Visual Media Arts Major from Keizer, Oregon. She spends her days drawing cartoons and making up little stories in her head. She loves climbing trees, drinking tea with lots of honey, and watching coming-of-age movies in her bedroom.
Gabriel Borges, author of “The End of Genre Writing,” is a Writing, Literature & Publishing major from Recife, Brazil. He loves reading and writing crime fiction and learning about the publishing industry. Besides reading and writing, Borges likes to spend his free time listening to 90’s music, playing basketball, or watching the Celtics play.
Lulu Dalzell, author of “Lulu’s Four Part Guide to Love,” is a VMA major from Westport, Connecticut. She loves crossword puzzles, reading, and has a tattoo of a tooth. She’s an Elif Batuman super-fan and is the creative executive producer of a late-night show at Emerson’s television network.
Nikki Emma, author of “‘Hawaii’ as a Contact Zone in Relation to Tourism,” is a Visual Media Arts Major from New Jersey. She aspires to work as a cinematographer and spends most freetime creating film content, watching professional soccer, and rock climbing.
Alex Fliszar, author of “Teething” and “Fill Me Up,” is a Visual Media Arts Major from Manhattan Beach, California. She is a lover of brussel sprouts and Trader Joe’s trips, as well as scribbling angsty poetry in her journal (obviously). She is an aspiring filmmaker who spends much of her time working on a puppet sketch comedy show.
Ryan Forgosh, author of “The Lake” is a journalism major from New Jersey. He writes music and stories in his free time. Knows far more than any one person should about comic books and will give you the history of fictional characters if you give him the time.
Jillian Hetherman, author of “Pietà” and “A Dramaturgical Guide to Sweeps,” is an Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in playwriting and composition. She is from Fairfield, Connecticut. In her free time, Jillian can be found reading and writing at the beach (iced latte in hand, always).
Abigail Lee, author of “A Self-Portrait in Three Parts,” is a journalism major from Pennsylvania. She likes reporting on arts and culture and writing poetry in her free time. Above all, she loves movies and mango slush boba.
Zimeng (Selina) Li, author of “Tao, the Great Mother who teaches us about nature and humanity,” is a Communication Studies major from Shanghai, China. She loves theatre and believes Sleep No More is the best theatrical production ever. Her personal mantra has always been that if you persist in doing what you love, you will find a profound and immeasurable sense of reward and satisfaction.
Lily Mayo, author of “The Fall” and “A Friend of the Flame” is a creative writing major who has been published twelve times in various books and international literary magazines. She enjoys listening to music while chaotically dancing as much as chocolate cake (and she really likes chocolate cake).
Ayaana Nayak, author of “When We Are Older”, is a Creative Writing major from Mumbai, India. She spends her free time rewatching old TV shows and experimenting with whatever new hobby she finds each week. She’s currently trying to build a career out of one of these.
Samantha Palmer, the author of “As the Red Walls Fade” and “Dissociative Drought”, is studying Visual Media Arts Production at Emerson College. Sam loves to write everything down in her colored notebooks, cook and eat all sorts of yummy food, be in water for long periods of time, and draw little pictures. Lately, she has enjoyed turning amusing quotes she overhears from friends and strangers into cartoons.
Henrique Rocha, author of Rio de Janeiro, Fevereiro e Março…, is a Journalism major from Brazil. His work mostly consists of reflective pieces and literary analysis, but his interest in photography might lead him to work in that area. In his free time, Rico can be found researching anything from microorganisms to airplanes or listening to music very loudly.
Find some of his photography on Instagram!
Cindy Tran, author of is a student, writer, and editor from Boston, Massachusetts. Her pieces are usually written in bursts of energy found only in the latest hours of the night and are often based on her deepest infatuations and oddly philosophical shower thoughts. When she isn’t at her desk writing or editing, you can find her meticulously planning her life out in a worn black Moleskine journal or attempting to cram more books onto her already caving shelf.
Gabriel Vazquez, author of “This Mind of Shattered Glass,” is a Creative Writing Major from Miami, Florida. He loves to read and write, though he probably doesn’t get around to it as much as he would like. When he’s not asleep or eating, he is probably rewatching Game of Thrones or Marvel movies on Disney+. He is hoping to make a career out of his passion for writing and fantasy.
Dan Zapata, author of “Home is Where Kaiser is,” is a Visual Media Arts major from Oak Lawn, Illinois. He aspires to work as a screenwriter and editor in the future, but in the meantime, he spends his time using his skills to make silly edits of his friends and crafting challenging stories. He also has a lizard, if he hasn’t told you by now.