Who We Are

Brooke Shaffner

Brooke Shaffner’s novel Country of Under won The 1729 Book Prize in Prose, judged by Diane Zinna, and is forthcoming from Mason Jar Press in April 2024. Country of Under was the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction runner-up and was shortlisted for Dzanc Books' Prize for Fiction and Black Lawrence Press’s Big Moose Prize. 

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Tadzio Koelb has nearly a decade’s experience teaching academic, professional, scientific, creative, and technical writing and editing at the college level. He is the author of the novel Trenton Makes, and his writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, including the New York Times...

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Becky Keenan is a visual artist who paints vibrant, colorful portraits of subjects ranging from the Beatles to Amanda Gorman to her grandmother. Becky and Brooke struck up a conversation in her studio at a Dillworth Artisan Station First Friday Gallery Crawl and began collaborating on art and writing workshops... 

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