Board of Advisors
Grace Cavalieri is the Maryland Poet Laureate. She has published 24 books and 26 plays and co-founded the Washington Writers Publishing House. She is also the founder and radio host of The Poet and the Poem, which is sponsored by the Library of Congress. She operated a small press and has taught at several colleges.
Anthony Moll holds an MFA in creative writing and publishing arts. Anthony is currently finished their dissertation for a PhD in English. Their most recently poetry collection, You Cannot Save Here, won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, and their debut memoir, Out of Step, won the 2018 Lamda Literary Award and the 2017 Non-Fiction Prize. Their poetry has won the Adele V. Holden award for creative excellence and the Bill Knott Poetry Prize.
Holding an BA in English from Barnard, Léna now runs branches of Writopia Lab. Léna is the author of the YA novel, Edges. She co-authored Becoming Madeleine, a Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters, coming out in February 2018. She also co-edited the award-winning Girls Write Now anthology, First Lines. Léna has also worked with at-risk adolescents, teaching them writing as a tool towards self-transformation.
Currently, Amy Sailer studies poetry at the University of Utah and teaches creative writing at Interlochen Arts Camp. Her poetry has appeared in Quarterly West, New South, Meridian, Burnside Review, and elsewhere. She received the 2020 Wabash Prize for Poetry from the Sycamore Review. Before moving to Salt Lake City, she worked with gifted middle school students in the Academically Talented Youth Program in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Becky Farnum is a Language Arts teacher for Sidwell Friends Middle School. She has organized National Novel Writing Month with her students and has helped many students get published in various journals and publications.