Aviv Tomé grew up in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and is a proud Latina. From middle grade fiction to high fantasy stories, you’ll find all kinds of genres in her bookshelves at home and in Atlanta. When she isn’t doodling cartoons or playing with her pug, you can find her watching comedy movies. As a writing student pursuing creative and dramatic writing, Aviv loves all formats of storytelling. At its core, the art of writing engulfs Aviv in every aspect of her life as she continues to develop her identity as an artist.
Rae Henry grew up in a small town in Maryland and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her pet snake, Theseus. She fell in love with storytelling at a young age and hasn’t stopped creating her own fictional worlds since. Science fiction and fantasy are her favorite genres to explore, be it reading or writing. Currently pursuing her BFA in Writing at SCAD’s Atlanta campus, Rae hopes to one day publish her novels that explore not just magic and science, but analyses of the world we live in today and the idea that everyone’s story involves something worth telling.
AJ Firstman is a Georgia-born writer and MFA candidate who specializes in absurdist comedy and turning dry subjects into fun, readable pieces. Obsessed with reading and writing since he was four, AJ dreams of telling stories that make people smile and help them understand the world around them. He has no other marketable skills. AJ currently lives in Atlanta with his two cats/life coaches Squeaks and Dr. Cornelius.
Debbie Joe Johnson hails from Queens, New York and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia whilst obtaining her BFA in writing. Reading and writing are some of her earliest memories as a child. She views her art as both a savior and a reason to breathe. The one thing that keeps her grounded in this ever evolving world.
Brittany Higgins is a creative entrepreneur and MFA writing candidate originally from Houston, TX currently, living in Atlanta, GA. She uses her personal experiences in storytelling to explore the social constructs of femininity, race, culture, and human behavior. Her favorite writers include Maya Angelou, Audre Lorde, and Toni Morrison. She hopes to release a volume of poetry for young black girls, soon.
Katey Ceccarelli is an MFA writing candidate whose work has been published in Billboard, The Huffington Post, EARMILK, and Where Y’at. She resides in Atlanta with her senior rescue dog Lonnie.
Hannah is a writer and editor specializing in narrative nonfiction and short stories. She enjoys complex sentences, postmodern literature, and fashion magazines. Hannah lives in Atlanta, GA with cat Charlie and husband Caleb. On reflection, she should change her name to Claire.
Lucia was born in Augusta, Georgia, and has lived there long enough to enjoy southern summers. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Writing at the SCAD Atlanta campus. While the majority of her experience has been in journalism, Lucia’s love for writing and reading begins and ends with fiction, and she hopes to one day balance the two.
Anastasia was born in Budapest, Hungary, and has lived in quite a few states within the U.S. She loves writing fiction and tries to incorporate humanity—and maybe a little humor—into each of her stories. Currently, she’s a writing student at SCAD’s Atlanta campus. After that, she plans to go abroad for graduate school.
Epiphany was born and raised in Nassau, an island in the archipelago of The Bahamas. She spent much of her life surrounded by beautiful oceans and a world full of endless possibilities. Life in all its twists and turns took her to the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago where she spent four years pursuing a degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, but passion is a fickle thing. She found herself walking away from the prestige of being a doctor into the creativity of writing, which has given her the greatest experiences of her life. Epiphany is currently working on an anthology and a series of children’s books set in the early 90’s Bahamas to share with the world the true experience of Bahamian culture.
Caitlin is a fourth-year student pursuing a degree in writing. The primary goal of her stories is to convey emotion, good or bad, and allow her audience to fall in love with the feeling. After graduation, Caitlin would like to work with entertainment writing. Script writing for TV, radio, or film have always been a dream for her. If that doesn’t work out, she says, there’s always retail.
Marian Hill is a senior in the Writing and Photography programs at SCAD, and she strives to be a photojournalist and novelist. With storytelling at the base of both her writing and photography, she often incorporates both into many of her projects. Her travels around the world have shaped her style and interests in writing as well as her photography. Marian’s goal in everything she creates is to explore the truths of humanity through the worlds of fiction and nonfiction.