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Vernon Jordan, III

Vernon Jordan, III is a Philly-born ‘n raised writer, filmmaker, poet, and teaching artist. He expands upon African American memories, dreams, hauntings, queer kinship, and intimate fluidity; his priority is the merging of the visual and the musical: a Visual Lyricist.

Twitter: @afrojediii

Jawni Han (@kimchimarx) is a transgender filmmaker from Seoul, now based in Brooklyn. Her work incorporates both narrative storytelling and avant-garde aesthetics in order to interrogate life under capitalism.

Drew Burnett Gregory (@draw_gregory) is a filmmaker based in LA and Toronto. She writes romcoms that are serious and horror that’s funny. She also works as a critic and has probably seen more lesbian movies than you.

Neurodivergent & interdisciplinary storyteller- Danielle’s writing explores complexities of self & nontraditional relationships, redefines home, & normalizes otherness- to live in @universal_lovin

Georgie Morvis (@gmorvis) is a writer based in Chicago, by way of Hawai’i and New Mexico. They won the Judges’ Prize for their short film script Shrimp Heads at the ‘Ohina Filmmakers Lab 2022. They enjoy listening to Carly Rae Jepsen and watching Greta Gerwig movies.

Jaime Estepa (@_jaimest) is a queer Filipinx American poet, playwright, and alum of VONA/Voices and the UCLA Professional Program, TV Writing. He has received fellowships from the Periplus Collective and Lambda Literary.

Paris Crayton III is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director, who is now venturing into the TV/Film space. He was one of ArtsATL “30 under 30” and Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “Artist to watch.” Creative Loafing named him 2014’s “Best Local Playwright” Critics have called him “a powerful dramatist” and praised him as “One of the most important playwrights of our time.” His plays have been presented/workshopped by Classical Theatre of Harlem, NewYorkRep, Aurora Theatre, Clark University, Rising Sage Theatre, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, and more.

Penny Molesso (@pennymolesso) is a transmedia artist and writer from Northwest Arkansas. They earned their MFA in Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2023. Their work has been published in Muzzle, WMN Zine, and Fraction Magazine.

(note: I don’t have a twitter acct, but the @ is for my instagram!)

William Koné is a Black gay writer and a Registered Psychotherapist based in Toronto, Ontario. He is drawn to character driven stories that draws upon themes related to race, gender, and sexuality to highlight its influence within platonic, romantic, familial, and sexual relationships.

IG: @william.kone

Adrian Khactu (he/him) writes and teaches in Honolulu, HI. Clarion West, Fine Arts Work Center, VONA, and Kundiman. He is a pretty bad surfer, but a connoisseur of all the good boba shops on O‘ahu. @AdrianKhactu

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