Audrey Kalman writes literary fiction with a dark edge about what goes awry when human connection is missing from our lives. She is the author of three novels—The Last Storyteller (2021), What Remains Unsaid (2017) and Dance of Souls (2011)—and a book of short stories, Tiny Shoes Dancing (2018), which was shortlisted for the 2019 International Rubery Book Award.
Audrey has been a writer all her life. She holds a B.A. in creative writing from Simon’s Rock College of Bard and an M.A. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University. She was a 2020 Shuffle Collective literary resident and past president of the SF Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club and served as editor of three editions of Fault Zone, the branch anthology. She previously worked as a birth doula with Peninsula Birth Companions. She now teaches and offers editing and coaching services for both fiction and non-fiction. She lives in northern California and is at work on another novel.
Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is a professor of literature, writing and media arts at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the online global Bard Open Society University Network, with a special focus on purposeful memoir and media arts for social and environmental justice.
Her latest book, Purposeful Memoir as a Quest for a Thriving Future, was a 2022 Nautilus Gold Award winner and a 2022 Gold Award winner in the Independent Press Awards. Her writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir, won a 2017 Nautilus Silver Award. Her memoir, What I Forgot …And Why I Remembered, was a finalist for the 2018 International Book Awards.
Jennifer has presented at numerous conferences, and has written for Yes! Magazine, Kosmos Journal, Deep Times Journal and many academic journals and volumes. She offers author coaching and manuscript review, and is the publisher of Green Fire Press.
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