We come from opposite directions, North and South, a crosshatch of geographic lines that have intersected in New York City.
Sylvie Bertrand is a writer, editor and translator living in Brooklyn. A native French speaker, she was born and grew up in Montreal. She was nominated for the 2017 PEN / Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers as well as for two Pushcart Prizes. One of her stories received a 2018 Pushcart Special Mention.
She teaches memoir and creative writing at The Writers Studio in NYC.
Christopher X. Shade is author of The Good Mother of Marseille, forthcoming in early 2019 from Paloma Press.
He teaches prose and poetry writing at The Writers Studio in New York City’s West Village. His stories and book reviews have been widely published, and he has won story awards including the 2016 Writers at Work fellowship and Pushcart nominations. Raised in the South, he now lives in New York City. christopherxshade.com
Amy Dupcak is the author of Dust, Short Stories (Lucid River Press) and her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Sonora Review, Phoebe, Hypertext, Fringe, Litro, and other literary journals. She earned an MFA in Fiction from The New School and teaches writing workshops to young writers at Writopia Lab. www.amydupcak.com