Ari Magnusson

Ari Magnusson

by Sharon Bially on March 27, 2015

In his first year of high school, Ari Magnusson was bullied and endured what felt like an eternity of fear, anxiety and dread — until the day a bystander intervened. Ari then put into practice the technique the bystander used to render the aggressor’s bullying behavior ineffective, and was never bullied again. His book, Bitopia (Olivander Press, 2012), named a “Best of 2012” by Kirkus, is a powerful allegory to the dynamics of bullying that … Continue reading Ari Magnusson

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Andrew Goldstein

by Sharon Bially on March 27, 2015

Author of the critically acclaimed novel The Bookie’s Son (SixOneSeven Books, 2012), Andrew Goldstein is a former Breadloaf fellow and co-publisher of the small press Sixoneseven Books. For the past 34 years, Andrew has been a partner at the award-winning construction firm Thoughtforms. Earlier, Goldstein held a variety of day jobs compatible with writing, from assistant librarian and Zamboni driver to stock broker. After growing up in a world that no longer exists — the … Continue reading Andrew Goldstein

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Alexis Rankin Popik

by Sharon Bially on March 27, 2015

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate (Aucoot Press, 2013), is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and … Continue reading Alexis Rankin Popik

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