Nina Gielen is a writer, director, and producer whose short films have been shown at festivals in the USA and abroad. Her first feature project is currently in early development. She is a co-leader of the Brooklyn-based Filmshop collective, as well as a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), Cinefemme, NYC Women Filmmakers, and IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project).
Steffan Triplett (Poet)
Steffan Triplett is an instructor and MFA candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. His nonfiction and poems appear or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, The Offing, Kweli Journal, Foundry, and Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color. He has been a fellow for Callaloo and Lambda Literary and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (by The Blueshift Journal) and Best of the Net (by Wildness Journal). Steffan was raised in Joplin, Missouri.