Core Group Members
Elizabeth Aaron is a freelance writer, editor and international woman of mystery currently based in Brooklyn. Her first novel, the raucous coming-of-age tale Low Expectations, is set in London and is published in the UK (Quercus Books) and Germany (Bastei Luebbe). Her second, Trampoline Hearts, is a comedy about heartbreak set in Paris. The third is shaping up to be a spiritual quest from the least likely wellness guru ever, set in Brooklyn. None of these plotlines are derived from her life experiences living in London, Paris or New York.
Her illustrated absurdist stylings, and articles published in Eclectic Magazine, can be found at www.elizabeth-aaron.com.
Emma Brodie is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. During the day, she makes gift books and products for HarperCollins, and at night she writes stories about herself and other people. She also likes ballet, improv, cooking, growing plants, reading, and important media movements such as Doctor Quinn Medicine Woman, Murder, She Wrote, and Mandy Moore’s self-titled album.
Bella Esser Munera wrote her first book when she was in fourth grade. Raised by Colombian and Swiss parents, she has since become an New York public school English teacher, encouraging others to write their own short fiction. Her projects navigate the concept of womanhood, intersectionality and specific cultural influences. She is currently working on a novella.
Alissa Fitzgerald is a writer, chef and recipe developer living in Brooklyn, NY. She has cooked on yachts in Croatia, Burningman HQ, Google SF and Reynard at the Wythe Hotel. Her blog about cooking technique can be found at https://iloveitiloveit.
You can find her work at https://alissafitzgerald.com.
Emily Greenberg is a writer, artist, and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Her short fiction has previously appeared or is forthcoming in A Bad Penny Review, Matter Monthly, The Copperfield Review, Rainy Day Literary Journal, and elsewhere, and her artwork has been exhibited or is forthcoming at Phoenix Gallery and AC Institute (NYC), Smack Mellon and BRIC (Brooklyn), St. Mary’s College Museum of Art (Moraga, CA), ARC Gallery (Chicago), Intermedia Arts (Minneapolis), and elsewhere. “Public Privacy Hotline,” an interactive and semi-permanent public artwork about surveillance, was recently installed in Somerville, MA.
You can find her work at emilygreenberg.net.
Nicholas DiMichele is a writer, musician, and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. He works mostly as a virtual reality compositor for the New York Times and has created dozens of interactive and/or animated projects, over 30 albums, and is currently finishing his first book: a collection of essays. He was a 2017 Emmy nominee and has been a voice on Pokemon.
You can find his work at ghostandgoblin.com.
Zoë Gonzales lives and writes in Brooklyn. Originally from North Carolina, she has contributed dance & art reviews to INDY Week and fiction to Window Cat Press. She is currently working on a series of short stories.
Jonathan Herzog is a marketing professional by day, a writer by evening, and asleep by 11 most nights. He has been a core group member of the Greenpoint Writers Group since 2012, has done readings throughout Brooklyn, and is published a little here and there. He is currently at work on a novel set on Fire Island.
Crispin Kott is a father, writer, drummer, record collector and swell guy. An obsessive music fan and sucker for the agonizing loneliness of research, Crispin is the co-author of the forthcoming Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City (Globe Pequot Press, June 2018) and The Little Book of Rock & Roll Wisdom (Lyons Press, August 2018). Order now to avoid disappointment. Crispin’s first novel, A Record Collection Reduced to a Mixtape, was written with the help of his friends in the Greenpoint Writers Group, and his second work-in-progress novel, All the Young Dudes, is slowly following a similar trajectory.
Nathaniel Kressen is the author of two novels — Dahlia Cassandra (named Best of 2016 Fiction by Entropy & Luna Luna Magazine) and Concrete Fever (Bestseller, Strand Book Store) — as well as the co-founder of Second Skin Books and the leader of the Greenpoint Writers Group. He was commissioned by At Large magazine to publish his third novel in serialization — now available, with new chapters publishing weekly — titled My Life on Rye. And, as one half of the wife-and-husband team Grackle + Pigeon, he’ll be publishing a tome for modern living this fall — Blanket Fort: Growing Up Is Optional (William Morrow).
You can find his work at nathanielkressen.com.
Logan Medland is a writer and professional musician. His short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines in Canada (where he’s from). In the U.S., his first novel: The Edge of the World, and his second novel: That Mad Cervantes, were both semi-finalists in the Amazon Emerging Novel Competition. He is the composer and writer of Fingers and Toes, a 30’s era musical that was part of NYMF in 2010, and has had three regional productions since then. He is the musical director and arranger for The Bardy Bunch: NY Fringe and Off-Broadway, opening this summer in Chicago at the Mercury Theatre, and is collaborating on a half dozen other musicals in various stages of development. He makes his daily bread as a musical director on the touring production of Jersey Boys.
You can find his work at loganmedland.com.
Heather Newberger is a freelance fashion stylist and narrative non fiction writer living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. A 2016 New York City Fashion Fellow, 2010 selection of MILK Underground, Newberger has been published with fashion magazines such as NYLON, BULLETT and Contributor. She owns a three legged cat, and too many clothes.
You can find her work at heathernewberger.com.
Luke Ohlson is a writer, filmmaker, musician, and activist living in Greenpoint Brooklyn. In addition to wrapping several film projects, he’s currently revising a 2nd draft of Homestead, a novel about a group of survivors living in the foothills of Appalachia after environmental and social collapse.
You can find his work at lukeohlson.com.
Danielle Pollack started as a poet and earned her Masters degree in Literature at the University of Madison before beginning writing fiction. She is currently working on a collection of short stories about women and intimacy and all the challenges that fall within that liminal space.
Abby Ronner is a writer and photographer living in Brooklyn. She is a contributing writer for Narratively and VICE’s arts blog, The Creators Project. She is also the Gallery Director at City Lore, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of New York City.
You can find her work at abbyronner.com.
Vinny Senguttuvan is a writer, photographer and data scientist. His short stories have been published at many places including Emerson Review and Word Riot. He is currently finishing up a novel and working on a short story collection set in India.
You can find his work at vinoadphoto.com.
You can find her work at hannahthurman.wordpress.com.
Kate Weinberg is a Baltimore-bred artist, performer, writer, and educator and has been a beaming-proud member of the GWG core group since 2014. Her poems and stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in places like Corium, the Saturday Evening Post, Bohemia Journal, the Liar’s League and Bare Fiction, where her story, Provenance, was recently shortlisted for their annual fiction prize. She is a graduate of DePaul University’s Theatre School in Chicago and the aspirational owner of many large, furry dogs.
You can find her work at kateweinbird.com/.
Laura Weinert-Kendt is a writer, journalist, and retired theater critic from Los Angeles. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Newsday, and Back Stage West. She teaches full-time at NYU and is finishing work on a novel to be titled Yo Por Ti/Me For You.
Lucas Wotkowski is a writer, actor and friend living in Brooklyn. His work has been performed throughout New York as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Past members of the GWG core group include Jessica Glazer, Christianne Hedtke, Kathy Lindboe, & Chris Tarry.