Christopher Gunderson is a creative professional from Eastern CT. He is an Art Director at Avid Marketing Group, in Rocky Hill, CT, and also offers art services from his studio in Willington.

His expertise includes painting, digital design, illustration, murals and prop design. He is also Vice Chair of the EC-CHAP organization.



Carol Mackiewicz studied art therapy in New Mexico and currently serves families facing mental health crises in South Central Massachusetts.

Carol loves her painting and oil pastel studio at The MillWorks which she initiated in winter of 2014. Carol loves Modern Art, especially Wassily Kandinsky and Frank Marc; garnering inspiration from their work to compliment and support her own paintings and drawings.

Carol serves on the Board as Secretary for Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Arts, and Performance (EC-CHAP).


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Jessica Regele is an award-winning local Sculptor specializing in ceramic and found object art. Whether a utilitarian mug or bowl or decorative sculpture, each piece is one-of-a-kind.



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Brian Sneeden’s first collection of poems, Last City, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press (2018). His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and translations of his poems have been published in international magazines in Greek, Albanian, and Serbian. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s collection, Homerica, is forthcoming from the inaugural series of World Poetry Books (2017).

Brian received his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he held a Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in creative writing and served as poetry editor for Meridian. He is the senior editor of New Poetry in Translation.


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Ali Larew is a nonfiction writer, performance poet, storyteller and recent graduate of Boston University. She is
currently at work on two projects: 1) her first memoir and 2) a collection of musings on everyday life, which she refers to as "Small Things." When she's not at her desk doing Word Things, you'll likely find her either reading, baking, or enjoying Earth. A perfect day for her includes all three.

She doesn't have a website (yet), but she's always open to freelance writing/editing projects and collaborations with other artists. She's also always open to ice cream cones. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram (@aliiilarew23), shoot her an email (, or give her a call (860-916-4741) to get in touch.


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