Carla Spataro

Director of Creative Writing and English Literature

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Carla Spataro is is the director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at Rosemont College. She is also the editorial director and co-publisher of Philadelphia Stories magazine and PS Books. She is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship winner for fiction. More


Liz Abrams-Morley's collection, Necessary Turns, was published by Word Press in 2010 and won an Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Small Press Publishing that year.  Other collections include Learning to Calculate the Half Life (Zinka Press) and What Winter Reveals (Plan B Press). More

Richard D. Bank received his B. A. from Temple University and his Juris Doctor from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Law. He is the author of six books including The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction, published by Adams Media. More

Randall Brown, is the author of the award-winning flash fiction collection Mad to Live (Flume Press), a collection that has been recently republished by PS Books in Philadelphia as a Deluxe Edition with "bonus tracks."  He has an MFA from Vermont College and a BA from Tufts University—along with an M.Ed. and a B.S. in Education.  More

B. J. (Betty Jane) Burton is the author of several full-length plays including Lobelia Lodge, (published by Samuel French), Hunting Season, Room For Love, For the Record, and The Dangers of Lightning. Her plays have been produced and/or developed at InterAct Theatre Company, Hedgerow Theatre, Widener University, Rosemont College, Players Club of Swarthmore, Colonial Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Source, Pittsburgh New Works Festival at City Theatre, Six Women Playwriting Festival at the Manitou Art Theatre, and the Brick Playhouse, among others. More

Ru Freeman (2012-13 writer-in-residence) has had her creative work  appear or is forthcoming in VQR, Guernica, Story Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, World Literature Today, WriteCorner Press, Kaduwa, Pebble Lake Review, r.k.v.r.y, Post Road, Confessions: Fact or Fiction? and elsewhere and has been nominated for the Best New American Voices anthologies in 2006 and 2008. More

Anne Kaier's recent work, in poetry and nonfiction, appears in The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Bellingham Review, Apiary, Paradigm, Tiny Lights, Under the Sun, The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Philadelphia Poets, 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. More

Janice Merendino, is the Founder and Director of The Branch Out Project, was one of five founders of The Clay Studio and is a professional artist and college professor. As a faculty member at Rosemont College since 1980 (and in the graduate school since 2002), Janice has designed and taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in the fine arts and visual literacy.  More

Cynthia Reeves received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College and her B.A. in Economics and Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College. She spent a year studying economics and urban development at the London School of Economics. Her first book, Badlands, won the 2006 Miami University Press Novella Prize and was published in 2007. More

Christine E. Salvatore received her M.F.A. from The University of New Orleans. She currently teaches literature and writing at Rosemont College, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Egg Harbor Township High School. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Literary Review, The Cortland Review, and The Edison Literary Review.  She is the recipient of a 2005 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. More

J. C. Todd holds a B.A. in Literature from Duquesne University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the author of a book of poems, What Space This Body and two chapbooks, Entering Pisces and Nightshade (finalist for the Flume Press Chapbook Award). Her poems have appeared in such periodicals as American Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.  More