NYC | November 16, 2008
Celebrate! Change has arrived! Hope is here! To usher us into this remarkable post-election era are four ambitious literary talents, including a translator and a psychologist, a novelist and a navigator. Join us!
Leni Zumas (lenizumas.com) is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator (Open City, 2008). Her work has appeared most recently in New York Tyrant, Quarterly West, Harp & Altar, Open City, and New Orleans Review. A 2008 Fellow in Fiction, she is currently an Artist-in-Residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. She is Associate Director of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, and teaches at Hunter College and Columbia University.
Daniel Tomasulo (graywolfpress.org), Ph.D., TEP, MFA is a psychologist, psychodrama trainer and writer on faculty at New Jersey City University and formerly a visiting faculty member on fellowship at Princeton University. He is the author of Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist’s Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2008). He has gained international recognition for development of IBT, the Interactive-Behavioral Model of group psychotherapy for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. He is a consultant for YAI, National Institute for People with Disabilities in New York City and on the editorial board for the journal Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities. He is also a consulting editor for The Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, and Sociometry, and recipient of their Innovator’s Award for development of the IBT Model. He is the author of Action Methods in Group Psychotherapy as well as numerous articles on group psychotherapy. His new book Healing Trauma: The Power of Group Treatment for People with Intellectual Disabilities was co-authored with Dr. Razza and was
recently published by the American Psychological Association.
Kim Coleman Foote is a writer from New Jersey. Her creative nonfiction and fiction has appeared most recently in Black Renaissance Noire, Potomac Review, Crab Orchard Review, and WorldView, and has been anthologized in Just Like a Girl, Woman.Period, and Homelands. Selected awards include the inaugural 2008 PALF Africana Creative Nonfiction Award to Ghana, a 2008 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and a 2002-03 Fulbright Fellowship to Ghana. Currently based in New York, she is working on a memoir about Ghana and a novel about the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Edward Gauvin was a 2007 fellow at the American Literary Translators Association conference, and in June received a residency from the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, where he was able to finish a collection of fabulist Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud’s short stories. Edward’s work on the author in AGNI, Words Without Borders, Epiphany, The Cafe Irreal, and a forthcoming issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction marks his first appearances in English. Other translations have been featured in Two Lines XV and Silk Road, and will appear in forthcoming issues of Absinthe: New European Writing and The Mercurian. Edward translates graphic novels for Tokyopop, First Second Books, and Archaia Studios Press. A brief resume with links to past work and cover thumbnails may be found here. As a writer and translator, Edward is committed to the aesthetic possibilities of two genres tossed into fashion on tides of pop cultural clamor—comics and fabulism—and seek opportunities in those fields on projects of literary quality, experimental verve, and personal interest. His first short comic story, in collaboration with artist GB Tran, came out last fall in ISR’s Awesome anthology, and he continues to work on his own fiction.