Margaret Abigail Flowers is a senior Creative Writing major from Houston, Texas. She has won several regional and national awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including a national gold medal for her poetry and dramatic script. She is a semifinalist for the 2012 Norman Mailer High School Fiction Award as well as a winner of the Michigan Young Playwright's Festival and The Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival. Flowers is the author of "Cattle Graveyard" and "The Broken Ornament". She is the editor-in-chief of The Interlochen Review and will be attending Stanford University in the fall.
Sojourner Ahebee is a junior Creative Writing major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the winner of two Gold Medals in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her poetry. Her poem, “Listen to Africa” was published in 2011 as a poster for sale by the Syracuse Cultural Workers. She is a finalist for the Michigan Young Playwrights Festival for dramatic script and the Columbia College Young Authors Contest for fiction. Her work has been published in Stone Soup Magazine, Apiary Magazine, Teen Ink, and most recently, The Best Teen Writing of 2012.
Megan Binkley is a senior Creative Writer from Madison, Wisconsin. She has won several regional and state-wide (within Wisconsin) awards as well as having pieces published in the Princeton anthology Can Poetry Save the Earth? and the online literary magazine Looseleaf Tea. She is a fiction co-editor of The Interlochen Review and will be attending Knox College in the fall.
Megan Bitner is a first year senior creative writing major from Grand Haven, MI. Her poetry has been published in Interlochen’s The Red Wheelbarrow and The Blue Collar. She will begin university this fall at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.
Davis Brown is senior Motion Picture Arts major, and an aspiring screenwriter and filmmaker. Some of his favorite movies are American Beauty, Being John Malkovich, Pineapple Express, and A Clockwork Orange. He will be attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design in the fall of 2013.
Kelly Conger is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She has studied Creative Writing for the past four years and has been published in The Red Wheelbarrow, Anderbo, Corner Club Press and now The Interlochen Review. She was a merit award winner for the 2013 Young Arts Foundation and also a Regional Gold and Silver Key winner for the Scholastic Art and Writing Prize for both Fiction and Poetry. Conger is the author of "Blood Brother" and "Explode". She is the non-fiction editor and will continue her studies as a writer next fall at DePaul University.
Claire Harvey is a junior Creative Writer and a poetry co-editor. She is a native of Chicago and has been published in The Interlochen Review, The Red Wheelbarrow & Vademecum Magazine. She was also a Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest finalist.
Exene Karros is a junior Creative Writing major from New Jersey.
Jessica Lalonde is first-year senior Creative Writing major. She has received several awards for her writing from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, three Distinguished Scholar Awards from the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. She has been published in Scholastic's "The Best Teen Writing of 2012" and is planning on continuing her writing at college in the fall.
Lydia Munz is three-year senior Creative Writing major from Hyattsville, Maryland. She has won several regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has been published in Vademecum Magazine. She will be attending college in the fall.
Lesedi Ntsele is a senior Creative Writing Major from Johannesburg, South Africa. She has won several regional awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including Gold Keys for her personal essay/memoir and senior writing portfolio as well as Honorable Mention for her creative non-fiction. She is a Columbia College Young Authors finalist for short fiction, and a poetry contributor for the 2013 Interlochen Arts Academy/Orpheus String Ensemble collaboration. Lesedi will be attending Sarah Lawrence College in the fall, where she intends to pursue a major in Creative Writing and Art History.
Liah Paterson is a senior Creative Writing major who farms cacti. She's from New Jersey and has had her poetry published in Vademecum Magazine as well as Surrounded Magazine. She was awarded a silver key for her writing portfolio in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Next year she will be working on an organic farm in North Carolina. A collection of her poetry is due to release in early June.
Cheyenne Price is a senior creative writer from Traverse City, Michigan and the author of "They Have Little Feet" and "A Reliquary for the Guns". She has received an honorable mention, a silver key, and most recently a gold key for her writing portfolio in the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for fiction and writing portfolio. She has contributed work to the Interlochen Review and will be attending college in the fall.
AM Ringwalt is a senior creative writing major and fiction co-editor born in Berkeley, California and currently living in Racine, Wisconsin. She is the author of "Theater at the end of the world" and "Babies". In 2011, Ringwalt won a national gold medal for poetry from the Scholastic Art & Writing awards and was subsequently published in their anthology, The Best Teen Writing of 2011. In 2012, Ringwalt was honored by Hollins University's Nancy Thorp poetry contest and Columbia College's Young Authors fiction competition. In 2013, she attended YoungArts Week in Miami and was nominated to be a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Her work has appeared both nationally and internationally in DUM DUM Zine: Punks and Scholars, OF ZOOS, and is forthcoming in 79 Rat Press's collection entitled NOTHING TO SAY.