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.
Rachita Vasandani is a senior in SCAD Atlanta’s writing program. She enjoys reading, writing, and the company of her cat. She aims to get a PhD in writing, and eventually live a secluded life in Hawai’i.
Tyler Rheaves, 22, is from Georgia and attends the Savannah College of Art and Design. Tyler majors in Writing and with a minor in Dramatic Writing. She mainly produces script writings for TV, film, and plays.
Lila Dostal is a graduate writing student as Savannah College of Art and Design. With over six years experience in the field, she has authored several online publications focused around social stigmas in Victorian era England. She is set to defend her thesis this month, and will be walking in June to obtain her Masters in Fine Arts. She has served as the Graduate Editor of the Ivy Hall Review since January of 2018. This publication serves as her farewell piece to the journal. In her personal life, Lila is an avid ghost hunter, and enjoys spending her time with her cat, Frazier, and her partner, Euan. Her professional portfolio can be found at www.liladostal.com.
Alejandro Bastidas is an author who utilizes his personal discoveries within emotions, behaviors, and personal moments as his ink. Through fictional worlds and characters, he is able to illustrate human conditions that he’s lived through, grown from, and now wishes to project them in a universal and relatable manner–with an entertaining twist. Born in Cali, Colombia, his writing projects the flavor of his culture and allows him to show readers the uniqueness of his background. Alejandro is currently working on the first novel of a fantasy series that will be finished by December 2019 so he can pursue publication and other literary projects.
Manav Chordia, 19, is a writer and poet from Chennai, India. He is currently studying to obtain his Bachelor’s degree. Through his writing, Manav experiments with the bounds of acceptable content.
Kelly Quintana is a 21-year-old student at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. She is studying to get her bachelors in writing. She has been writing fiction since she was in middle school. Kelly was born in Pasadena, California. Continue reading
Maggie is a third-year writing student She is excited to share the story of how she and her mom became best friends. In addition to being a student, Maggie is a singer/songwriter currently recording her first full-length album. She’s had the opportunity to open for nationally touring artists and bands over the past 4 years, and played a date at the final cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour this past summer. Maggie has music available everywhere online now, and is looking forward to pouring more of her heart into writing and music this year.
Elliot R. Casteel
Elliot is currently working on his second year at SCAD and has been writing for most of his life. His biggest inspiration is his mother, who is a published author and freelance writer, and has encouraged him in everything he does. With his writing, Elliot seeks to challenge societal norms in the beauty industry and social media, battling for a more accepting and open-minded future. He stands with the LGBTQ+ society and the body positivity movement, hoping for a day with less shaming, less assumptions, and more positive recognition within the media.
Catalina Marie Cano Zavala
Catalina is a twenty-year-old writer and poet from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is currently a sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Both her writing and poetry attempt to explore the perspectives of social behavior and the bilateral thought process shared by Latin Americans, particularly Hondurans, as well as dismantle the misconceptions attached to the Latin American community by the media and outer countries.