Meet The Creators
(Click names to take you to each individual’s personal website)
Donald Vincent (Editor in Chief)
Hello world. I won the 2009 Academy of American Poet’s Prize from Loyola University Maryland. I am currently pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. I really enjoy the power of literature and how it brings us all closer as human beings. My true love is poetry, though. I had a fling with fiction for a while, but poetry keeps me warm at night. I am a man of many words- hopefully you don’t read the misprint 🙂 (Twitter)
Siobhan Watson (Managing Editor) I’m a graduate student working for my MA in Composition & Rhetoric at Miami University in Ohio. When I’m not elbow-deep in rhetorical theory, I dig reading (and writing) slightly seditious poetry & scholarship–preferably with a glass of wine in hand. I collect old books for their sheer aesthetic appeal and old records for my musical kicks. I never get sick of SweetTarts, sitcoms, or Walt Whitman–“Do I contradict myself? Very well then… (I am large–I contain multitudes.)” (Twitter)
Gregory Howard (Creative Nonfiction Editor)
Yes, I know you clicked on my bio because I’m cute. It might surprise you, but there are almost enough brains to fit the brawn. I’m the former back-to-back Glenarden Woods Elementary School Illustrated Fiction Contest Champion (’97-’98), and I’ve been writing ever since. I’ve gravitated to the nonfiction sphere, and after studying Writing at Loyola University Maryland, I’m steeling myself for a big move up to Manhattan to earn an MS in Journalism/ Magazine Writing at NYU. My love of writing is only eclipsed by my love of people, and I firmly believe that everyone has a story. To spend your life around people, writing their stories–just sounds too good to be legal. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @GregHoward88.
Paulina Stachnik (Photo/Arts Editor)
William Wordsworth advised to fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. Hannah Arendt thought that storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. I believe that writing is a powerful tool to extract meaning from the multiple realities that create our lives. Come May, my path will lead to Asia where I’ll spend a year in Bangkok teaching English, exploring the continent’s secrets, and using writing to share my discoveries with the world.
Courtney is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland class of 2010, with a degree in Writing and Psychology. In addition to being the Spotlight Author Editor for Write From Wrong, Courtney is currently working towards a professional certificate in publishing from NYU. She enjoys recreational running with the occassional throwback race to her days on the Loyola Cross Country team, and lives the tropical, island lifestyle of Long Island, NY with her wonderful roommates who also happen to be her parents. Follow her on twitter @cmac2710.
Hayley Battaglia (Fiction Editor)
Hayley works in a library and is studying to earn an MFA in Creative Writing. In her spare time, she draws, learns to play piano, rides horses, drinks tea, and writes her novel–a murder mystery. Her dog, Sammi, says hi.
(Hayley’s other haunts: The Bookish Dark | Goodreads)
Taylor DeBoer (Music Editor)
Taylor, a recent Loyola University Maryland graduate and Writing major, spends his days at the call center at Daedalus Books and Music in Columbia MD where he is currently employed. In his free time he is a freelance music journalist, frequent concert go-er, songwriter, and The World Skeeball Champion (of The Entire Universe).
“Rock out like the mangos are in season” – Twitter: taydeboer23
Peter Bartels (Reviews)
As a recent graduate from Loyola University Maryland, I’m comfortably adrift in the realm of real-world possibilities (sans euphemism: unemployed), though that only makes me more excited to spend some quality time with quality writing. So far my publishing credentials are meager at best, so this is definitely an opportunity to get my feet wet and learn on the fly. I’m looking forward to the adventure!