Topic: Creative Ways Women Writers Support One Another
Rebekah L. Pierce, a former radio talk show host, motivational speaker, English teacher, is an avid playwright and author whose works focus on contemporary women and their search for purpose and identity. She received her MA in English with a concentration in Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University, which is where she wrote her first play, The Myth which was produced and staged in local theaters along with Perfect, her second play. Bell Blu, the story of a young woman determined to fight poverty, marital rape, and domestic violence for the chance to live her own life, placed 3rd in New York’s Venus Theatre Festival in 2013. An African-American military veteran, prevailing entrepreneur, wife and mother, Rebekah seeks to give a voice to women from all walks of life through her plays and publication. Visit her website here.
Eileen P. Duggan is the author of “The Not-Ready-for-Juilliard Players,” a freelance writer, editor, journalist, piano teacher and dabbler in other trades too numerous to mention. She collaborated with photographer Matt Nolan on “250 Years — 252 Cakes: The Definitive St. Louis 250th Anniversary Cake Book.” A lifelong St. Louisan and former editor of the West End Word, she has written for several St. Louis-based and national publications including St. Louis Journalism Review, South County Times, Clavier, Stage Directions and Dance Teacher Now. Eileen holds a bachelor’s degree in piano pedagogy from Fontbonne University and has written music reviews for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a music column for the West End Word. Click here to learn more.
Brianna da Silva is a novelist and filmmaker, passionate about telling character-driven stories with hefty doses of adventure and emotion for YA audiences. She is presently working on City of Reckoning, her debut Fantasy novel, and a prequel novella called The Rebel of Mosoria. Both to be published in 2018. Brianna is also the creator and host of the #FemalesInFantasy twitter chat. Click here to visit her website.