Capri S Bard
Holli Rebecca Burnfield is self-published author who has three novels in a frontier romance series currently in print. She has also published an epic science fiction novel and a couple of short stories under the pseudonym, Capri S Bard. She is currently working on a modern day lesbian romance novel that will be part of a collection of titles grouped under the heading, 'A Turquoise Romance'. Her books are available in paperback for direct purchase, or on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle eBook formats. email
Poet, Screenwriter, Storyteller, Spoken Word Performer, Voice Talent, Roller Derby Announcer (Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls), Live Sound Effects artist, Audio Producer, Fine Typesetter, Event Promoter. Tony also teaches, facilitates workshops, and participates in panels about publishing, writing, and sound effect.
“I like direct, purposeful writing, in all areas.”
J. Jacob Barker
Born and raised in Bloomington, J. Jacob Barker is proud to be a member of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington as a literary and visual artist. His poetry has been performed at Hartrock Poetry Series, Fountain Square Poetry Series, Bloomington Shortlist, Early Drafts, and other events across the Bloomington area. “Hang by the Dollar” was published in the Communication Workers of America Local 4730 (CWA 4730) quarterly newsletter.
James's mixed media wall sculpture/paintings explore the shifting landscape of thought, memory and expectation through cartographic references, texture and color. With a background in graphic design, these works allow me to get beyond the constraints of the page and beyond our usual frames of reference. After all, nature isn't square, it doesn't fit in a window frame.
I'm an excellent writer, available for editing as well as original writing. I have also trained classically in voice, and have performed in musicals and operas, and sung at weddings and other special events. I also have designed and taught many classes for children, from theatre to visual arts, and would be happy to work with kids one-on-one or in a group setting. I feel that the arts can be a key to healing and happiness, and I want to exude that in all my projects. I also know that art can change lives and minds, and want to create and be part of artistic events that are empowering, educational, and uplifting! email
Joy Shayne Laughter
Shayne Laughter writes fiction and scripts, and has become an award-winning broadcast journalist through her work at WFHB Community Radio in Bloomington. She has published a novel, Yu: A Ross Lamos Mystery, as well as short stories at Bacopa Literary Review and www.rebellesociety.com. She lives in Bloomington.
Nancy Chen Long
Nancy chen long is a poet. Active in the Writers Guild at Bloomington, she works with other writers to offer writing workshops and coordinate the Lemonstone Reading Series. She also writes poetry book reviews and interviews poets at Poetry Matters. She blogs at nancychenlong.blogspot.com. Her chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Proneis available at Red Bird Chapbooks. You’ll find her recent and forthcoming work in Cold Mountain Review, The Louisville Review,Paper Nautilus, Naugatuck River Review, and other journals. She holds an MFA, MBA, and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.
Poetry, Prose, Plays, and radio drama. Patsy trained as a dancer in New York City and at the National Ballet School in Toronto. She worked for many years as an actress in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. Her writing has been published in academic journals and various literary publications. She was an invited judge at the Iowa Playwrights Festival and a dramaturge at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. She has given poetry readings in Toronto, Los Angeles and Bloomington. In early 2012 she gave an evening reading of her multi-voice works with the help of three local poets. Most recently, she participated in the Writers Guild’s program for the Boys and Girls Club on Martin Luther King Day, and as a poet with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member and chairperson emerita of the Writers Guild at Bloomington and works at the IU Art Museum.
Tilley is an award-winning author who has been a guest speaker at multiple conferences and events. Her books have been sold worldwide and she is more than happy to accommodate interviews.
Jan wrote her first novel Coming About after her oldest daughter went off to college. She began writing about her feelings over the loss of her child to the big bad world. It began as a purging of emotions, but, as they always do, the characters came alive and took the story down a totally different path than she had ever expected. Her second novel Embody was featured on The Kevin Smith Show. Her next release was Rogue's Hollow - a suspenseful ride fictionally based on a spooky town near where she grew up. Next came Jasper's Gift, the highly anticipated sequel to Coming About. She will continue to write her heart out and do her best to entertain you for as long as you'll welcome her into your lives! email
Bronislava combines writing with collaging and collaborates with other artists directing multimedia poetry shows with dance and music. She also produces limited editions of books in her Explorer Editions publishing house.
Lynn is a writer from Martinsville Indiana and a member of the Writers Guild at Bloomington. She writes fantasy, paranormal, and poetry and has published 4 books so far: Guardians of Jewel, Dragons of Jewel, Once Upon a Poem, and Two Write.
Ray Zdonek is a published poet and novelist, as well as a jazz DJ at WFHB Radio in Bloomington, where he co-hosts the All That Jazz program. Ray has written three mystery novels—Bad Blood, The Killing Floor, and Belly of the Beast, all featuring Lee Kosak: jazz DJ, talk show host, and amateur detective. All three are published and available as Amazon Kindle e-books. The fourth novel in the Lee Kosak Mystery Series, The Last Roundup, will likely follow suit in 2015.
Antonia Matthew- Poetry -Has lived in Bloomington since 1968 and has been an active member of the local poetry scene since 1974. Active member of the Writers Guild. Enjoys taking part in public poetry readings. Email Antonia
Eric Rensberger- Poet: “I am a local poet. I write Local Poetry. Much of it is about the weather. Like the weather, you may enjoy some, none, or all of it.”
Christina Deegan- Writer, graphic designer
Shirley Ann Vaughan