Laura is a London-based, French-Indonesian animator/art director with a keen interest in painting, drawing and printmaking. Folktales, mythology and their modern renditions are a big source of inspiration to her.
Shahé Mankerian (Poet)
Shahé Mankerian is the principal of St. Gregory Hovsepian School in Pasadena, the co-director of the L.A. Writing Project, and a member of Pasadena Rose Poets. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Music Center's BRAVO Award, which recognizes teachers for innovation in arts education. His manuscript, History of Forgetfulness, has been a finalist at the Crab Orchard Poetry Open Competition, the Bibby First Book Competition, the Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Award, and the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. In 2017, three literary journals, Border Crossing, Cahoodaloodaling, and Lunch Ticket nominated Mankerian’s poems for the Pushcart Prize. Antioch University’s literary publication, Lunch Ticket, nominated Mankerian’s poem “Inner City with Father” for the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology. Recently, Shahé received the 2017 Editors’ Prize from MARY: A Journal of New Writing.