Vigil Chime is an award-winning Nigerian-American screenwriter, director and novelist. In 2017, her feature screenplay Bring Back Girl was the recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting as well as the Meryl Streep/Oprah Winfrey-funded Writers Lab. She is slated to direct Bring Back Girl in the fall of 2020, and she was most recently hired by CubeVision, Ice Cube’s production house, to adapt for the screen Monday’s Not Coming, a YA book. Vigil is the author of My Songbird Can Dance, One Was Lost, and Okia.
Sean Williamson is a multidisciplinary storyteller. His debut feature film, Heavy Hands was an official selection to the 2013 Raindance Film Festival (London). In 2018, Sean released the audio series, Blight: Stories in the Key of Decay and Repair. His work has appeared in, or is forthcoming at, Post Road, The Drum, Juked and The Millions.
Luke Jerod Kummer has worked as a reporter, a travel writer, and an editor. His nonfiction pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York magazine, New Republic, The Village Voice, Literary Hub and The Millions. His 2019 novel, The Blue Period, follows the tragic love triangle that led a young Pablo Picasso to paint the lost souls of Paris and Barcelona in nocturnal shades.
Wesley Brown is the author of three published novels, a collection of short stories and four produced plays, including Dark Meat on a Funny Mind. He wrote the narration for a segment of the 1997 PBS documentary, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices. He currently teaches literature, drama and creative writing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He lives in Great Barrington, MA.