TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009, 8PM
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JANE BERENTSON (Miss Harper Can Do It) grew up in rural Washington State. She has a BA in Spanish and English from Pacific Lutheran University, an MA in publishing and writing from Emerson College, and is currently working on an MS in adolescent Spanish education at Pace University.
SUZANNE GUILLETTE’s first book, Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment, chronicles the year she spent collecting embarrassing stories on the streets of Manhattan, in hopes of compiling them for a book. But, as the year progressed and the stories began to pile up, Suzanne slowly came to realize that the embarrassing story she was really meant to tell was her own. Her work has appeared in Publisher’s Weekly, Time Out, Tin House and SELF and elsewhere. Suzanne holds a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction. She lives in Brooklyn.
ELIZABETH DWOSKIN is a staff writer at The Village Voice. Prior to reporting on the outer boroughs of New York City, she attended the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and freelanced stories about Newark, New Jersey, for The New York Times. She has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and joyously remembers travelling the Amazon.
Founded in 2001 by life-long South Bronx resident, Majora Carter, SUSTAINABLE SOUTH BRONX addresses land-use, energy, transportation, water & waste policy, and education to advance the environmental and economic rebirth of the South Bronx, and inspire solutions in areas like it across the nation and around the world.