LUCKY STRIKES by Anabel Roca Lezra: A dancer and in motion the day she arrived. Anabel’s words flow like her body moves. With grace, intelligence and an unexpected awkward elegance.
COMFORT FOOD by Noah Lashly: My big hearted, big dreaming, big brained nephew with a big, warm laugh is a senior at Hendricks College. He loves comic books and stand-up and being right -- all the time.
NO, NOW by Amanda Lezra: Born and raised in Madrid with her cousin Anabel who you heard earlier. Somehow the fates lined up -- so that the direct, pragmatic and infinitely poetic Amanda Lezra ended up here in Ojai, California. Yay fates!
FRENCH BOY by Amaury Saugrain: A skater, an embedded systems engineer, a doting husband to my daugher, Amaury comes to us by way of Paris, France. He likes Cards Against Humanity, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and pasta burritos. Which is exactly what it sounds like.
LETTING GO by Jeanette Stampfli: Her Swiss sensibilities wind their way effortlessly through her life as a mom, wife, teacher, student, neighbor, writer, buddhist, adventurer -- friend. Thanks for the loan Burgdorf, Switzerland -- but we aren’t giving her back.
HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF THE STREET by Saul Gordillo II: Saul started in my class as a trouble makin’ 9th grade, poet, rapper, genius artist boy -- and we have worked together ever since. Most recently, he was by my side as a dramaturge and assistant director on the Indigenous Voices Project and in my Juvenile Hall class.
Bios written by Lily Brown & Kim Maxwell
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