Fellowships and Residencies

Literary Arts Fellows


Carolyn Ferrell is the author of the short story collection Don’t Erase Me, awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award by The Los Angeles Times Book Review, the John C. Zachiris Award by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. Her stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories of the Century; Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers;  Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present; and This is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America’s Best Women Writers.She is the recipient of grants from, among others, the Fulbright Association, D.A.A.D., and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, her alma mater, since 1996, and lives in the Bronx with her husband Linwood, her son Ben and daughter Karina.


Amy Gottlieb
's poetry, short fiction, and essays have appeared in Lilith, Puerto del Sol, PresenTense, Nashim, the Forward, Zeek, Fiera Lingue, Other Voices, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships or awards from Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Bronx Council on the Arts (BRIO in Poetry), and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. She is the editorial director of Aviv Press.



Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His short stories and essays have appeared in literary journals such as The Minnesota Review, Fiction International, Fourteen Hills, Permafrost, and Monkeybicycle. He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. At his day job, Sam has organized homeless people to successfully fight for changes to New York City and state housing policy. He also coordinated the writing of a major housing report that has been made required reading in urban planning courses at Columbia University—and has been banned in New York State prisons. For more information on Sam, visit his website.

                                    Project: CrossBRONX


Silvia Morales
grew up in the Bronx, the daughter of an artist who taught her to love the arts. She has long been a supporter and defender of arts programs in New York City public schools, having spent over ten years teaching high school English and Spanish. Teaching allowed her to encourage an appreciation of art and literature in countless students, an appreciation which she has also passed on to her two daughters. She currently teaches composition as an instructor in the City University of New York.

Project: CrossBRONX



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Sonya Chung

Angie Cruz

Helen Dano

Suheir Hammad

Sarah Jones


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