instructor  Biography
Randall Brown

Randall Brown is on the faculty of Rosemont College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. He has been published widely, both online and in print, and blogs regularly at He is also the founder and managing editor of Matter Press and its Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

Workshop: Flash Fiction

Robert Strauss


Robert Strauss is the author of Daddy’s Little Goalie, a funny/sentimental memoir about being the dad of girl athletes.  He is a former reporter for Sports Illustrated, feature writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, sports and news producer for KYW-TV—the NBC affiliate at the time in Philadelphia; and TV critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Asbury Park Press.  Strauss is a longtime freelancer with more than 1000 bylines in the New York Times. He has taught creative non-fiction for 10 years at the University of Pennsylvania and currently is the supervisor of journalistic interns there.

Workshop: Memoir Writing

Sheree Bykofsky

Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc., AAR, represents hundreds of authors in all areas of adult non-fiction as well as literary and commercial fiction. Her non-fiction specialties include popular reference, business, health, psychology, poker, spirituality, self-help, humor, cookbooks, pop culture, biography, women’s issues, decorating & crafts, music, and much more. Sheree is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Publishing at New York University and an Adjunct Professor at Rosemont College, and she teaches at conferences around the country, including SEAK’s conferences for doctors and lawyers.

Workshop: Spend the Weekend with a Literary Agent

J.C. Todd

J. C. Todd’s current poems address the dislocations of war. Author of What Space This Body her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, APR, Big Bridge, Wild River Review and elsewhere. She holds fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation, and national and international artist colonies. She has appeared in international poetry festivals and edited mini-anthologies of translated contemporary Lithuanian and Latvian poems. A consultant with the Dodge Poetry Festival, Todd teaches at Bryn Mawr College and the (amazing!) MFA Program at Rosemont.  (photo credit: Mark Hillringhouse)

Marc Schuster

Marc Schuster is the author of The Grievers, The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl, and, with Tom Powers, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: The Discerning Fan’s Guide to Doctor Who. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals ranging from Weird Tales to Reader’s Digest. He teaches writing and literature courses at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Marc is also a Contributing Editor for Shelf Unbound.

 Workshop: Novel Writing

John Henry Fleming

John Henry Fleming is the author of Songs for the Deaf (a story collection), The Book I Will Write (a novel-in-emails originally published serially), Fearsome Creatures of Florida (an eco-conscious literary bestiary), and The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman (a novel).

Workshop: Short Story

Catherine Stine

Catherine Stine writes YA, and NA fiction using her pseudonym, Kitsy Clare. Her YA sci-fi, Fireseed One was a finalist in YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Awards, and an Indie Reader Approved Notable. Her YA Refugees, earned a NYPL Best Book. Her new adult novella, Model Position launches with Inkspell in February. She’s a member of SFWA, RWA and SCBWI. Find her on Facebook ,Twitter, and via her blog.

Workshop: Writing Young Adult & New Adult Fiction

Anne Kaier

Anne Kaier’s work, in nonfiction and poetry, appears in The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Bellingham Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Apiary, Paradigm, and other venues. Poems and an essay are included in Beauty is a Verb: An Anthology of Poetry, Poetics, and Disability, which is on the American Library Association Notable Books list for 2012. She reviews Fulbright applications and is a 2014 AWP presenter.

Workshop: Tell Your Story

Grant Clauser

Grant Clauser is the author of the books Necessary Myths and The Trouble with Rivers. His work has appeared in The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cortland Review and The American Poetry Review. In 2010 he was Montgomery County Poet Laureate. By day he writes about electronics and daydreams about fly fishing. He teaches poetry at Musehouse and runs the blog

Workshop: Poetry