Amrita Singh is a writer/director born in Chennai and raised in Chicago. She’s currently attending NYU Tisch’s Graduate Film Program and developing her thesis film about a ruthless spelling bee wunderkind and her immigrant family.
Laurice Oliveira (FILMMAKER)
Born in Brazil Laurice Oliveira bravely moved to NYC with the ambitious hope of becoming a filmmaker. In her long journey to The Big Apple, Laurice met the unseen people and listened to unheard voices. From people of the poorest Brazilian slums to abused immigrant workers in the US, Laurice has made her goal to tell the stories of people that often do not have the privilege of being seen or heard by society.
Jane Glennie (FILMMAKER)
Jane Glennie is an artist, filmmaker and typographic designer. Previous projects include an installation at The National Centre for the Written Word in the UK, and the publication of ‘A New Dictionary of Art’. Her videopoetry has been awarded a special mention at the Weimar Poetry Film Award in Germany and she was a finalist for Best Production One Minute or Under at Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2018. Poetry films have been selected for festivals in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Ireland and Singapore.
Doyali Islam (POET)
Doyali Islam’s second poetry book is HEFT (Penguin Random House Canada, Spring 2019). Poems from this collection have been published in Kenyon Review Online and The Best Canadian Poetry in English, have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, and have won several national contests and prizes. Doyali serves as the poetry editor of Arc Poetry Magazine. In 2017, she was a guest on CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition (listen here: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/doyali-islam-and-the-poetry-of-silence-1.4070122) and was a poetry finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Recent conversations through which you can learn a bit about Doyali’s work and life include an Adroit Journal dialogue with Forrest Gander (Issue 26: January 2019) and a Contemporary Verse 2 interview by Anne Michaels (Issue 41.4: Spring 2019). Doyali lives in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at www.doyalifarahislam.com and https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/595187/heft-by-doyali-islam/9780771005596.