Chelsea Franz’s main goal is to contribute to building a thriving arts community. She truly believes that we were not made to walk through life alone; she wants to help people to connect with each other by holding safe spaces to do so. Franz is currently finishing up her B.A in Creative Writing. She’s the recipient of the Billeh Nickerson Creative Writing Award and treasurer of the Creative Writing Guild. She enjoys spending time in the sun and listening to stories that prove the uniqueness of the human experience while bringing us closer to the understanding that we’re all the same.
Stephanie Davies is an English major/Creative Writing minor at KPU. She has been writing stories her whole life and is currently working on her first novel and screenplay. At sixteen years old, she was selected by Teen Vogue to go to New York City and learn about the publishing world. During her time at KPU, she has contributed to The Runner and is also a board member of the Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society (PIPS).
Zach Allan enjoys things such as words, punctuation, and the sounds words make. He is a second-year creative writing student pursuing a bachelor’s degree. In a past life, he was a reed that was almost made into a sheet of paper but instead fell off the back of the cart. In a future life, he would like to be a bolt of lightning or the dramatic pause in a monologue. In his spare time away from reading and writing poetry, he likes to read and write poetry. He would also like everyone else to read and write poetry.
Alison Curtis is a visual artist exploring the interlaced relationships between identity and creative agency, through acrylic paint and mixed media. She is the recipient of the KPU Faculty of Arts Multimedia Art Contest People’s Choice Award, and the Margaretha Bootsma Award for Visual Excellence. She has also worked in gallery settings and has assisted with prepping and hanging art exhibitions. Her work explores the relationships between identity and the ability to create, specifically women creating art with their hands and life with their bodies. Curtis is currently studying for her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, while living and working in Surrey, BC.
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