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Rebecca Haimowitz received her MFA in Filmmaking from Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts, where she also worked as a Screenwriting Instructor.  She is the Co-Director/Producer of the award-winning documentary “Made in India,” about outsourcing surrogate mothers to India, which aired on PBS in May 2012.  The film premiered in May 2010 at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, and won “Best Documentary” at the Florida Film Festival, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and the Magnolia Film Festival.  Rebecca has directed various short documentary films, including a piece about feminist work in the prison abolition movement, an NYCLU series on over-policing in NYC schools, and a short about a summer camp for autistic children. She is currently Directing a feature film about a controversial law that forced a man to keep his pregnant wife on life support against her wishes. Rebecca has spoken as a panelist and keynote speaker at numerous universities, conferences and cultural institutions. She is committed to creating documentary and narrative films that reveal the human side behind social and political issues.

 

Belinda McKeon's debut novel Solace (Scribner) won the 2011 Faber Prize and was voted Irish Book of the Year as well as being shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Kerry Group Prize. Her second novel, Tender, will be published in early 2015, and she has published short fiction in a number of anthologies, most recently Dubliners 100 (Tramp Press, Dublin). As a journalist, she has written on literature and the arts for the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Guardian and the Irish Times. Her plays have been produced in Dublin and New York, and she is under commission to the Abbey Theatre. 

 

Education

Trinity College, Dublin B.A. English and Philosophy (2000)

University College, Dublin  MLitt Philosophy (2004)

Columbia University, New YorkMFA Fiction (2010)

 

Areas of specialization

20th Century and Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction; Irish Literature and Drama

 

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Richard Murray’s poems have appeared in Poetry East, Rattle, The Broome Review, Albatross, Connecticut River Review, The Moth, Slipstream, Santa Fe Literary Review and other literary journals. He is a graduate of Goddard College in Vermont and received his M.A. in English (Creative Writing Concentration) from Rutgers University-Newark.

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