August 2021: Ivy Hall Review Features Rachael Needham

Rachael Needham was born in Covington, Georgia in 1994. She has a deep love for creating, whether it’s home cooked dishes for her family or organizing a narrative on the page. Rachael was adopted and is very open about telling her story, of which she is in the process of turning into a memoir. She currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia with her 2 cats, 1 dog, and fiancé, Tyler.

 

 

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July 2021: Ivy Hall Review Features Elisa Villegas Cascardo

Born and raised in Colombia, Elisa Villegas Cascardo is a Sequential Art major who loves to tell stories through comics and occasionally writing. Elisa is inspired by tales of magical realism from Latin-American literature, as well as the storytelling and visual style of Japanese comics. She likes to explore themes related to the supernatural and the unknown, and hopes to create strange concepts, worlds, and characters that intrigue and bring wonder to others.

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June 2021: Ivy Hall Review Features Chloe Polancich

Born in the Baltimore-Washington area, Chloe moved to Charleston, SC in her teens where she experienced the historically rich, and often humid, ‘old south’. Her reading and writing interests lie in literary fiction and creative nonfiction as she loves to create fictional worlds closely resembling our own. A recent writing graduate from SCAD, Chloe now resides in football-crazy Tuscaloosa, AL where her works have been featured in the town’s own magazine. In her writing, Chloe strives to captivate and intrigue; she believes all great storytelling should leave its readers not only entertained, but hungry for more.

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May 2021: Ivy Hall Review Features Aviv Tomé

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.

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February 2021: Ivy Hall Review Features Rae Henry

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.

 

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January 2021: Ivy Hall Review Features AJ Firstman

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.

 

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December 2020: Ivy Hall Review Features Debbie Joe Johnson

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.

 

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November 2020: Ivy Hall Review Features Brittany Higgins

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.

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July 2020: Ivy Hall Review Features Hannah Moseley

Hannah Moseley

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.

 

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June 2020: Ivy Hall Review Features Lucia Conkright

Lucia Conkright 

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.

 

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May 2020: Ivy Hall Review Features Anastasia Carrow

Anastasia Carrow

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.

 

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