What a fabulous show this weekend at the summer residency for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Creative Writing MFA program!! After working together throughout July to develop their stories on the page, Tiffany L. Berryman, Andrew Condouris, and Eliot Schrefer took the stage Sunday morning, August 5th, to perform each other’s true-life tales inspired by the theme “Schooled.”
The tri-flip was directed by our own Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons and we couldn’t be happier by the ecstatic reception from FDU students, alums, and faculty in attendance. Podcast of the live show coming soon. SUBSCRIBE today!
Click here to see more pictures from the show. Learn more about our switched-up “Schooled” storytellers below!
TIFFANY L. BERRYMAN is a former YES Network TV Personality who still believes in the mystical power of the curveball. A former publicist and high school English and creative writing teacher, she fancies herself an inspired-type with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Now, as an educational consultant, Berryman relishes the opportunity to help others find their own authentic voice. She is the co-creator of www.mybookship.com and has a Masters in Theology from Georgian Court University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in the Young Adult genre. Happily sharing her creative journey on social media as she writes the next chapter and tries to dispel the great myths of New Jersey. And while she prefers her maltipoo, Merlin, to most humans, she promises not to bite if you follow her on twitter @TiffyInspired
ANDREW CONDOURIS has been writing since he was eight years old. One night, the stars in the sky mixed up with the city lights, and he wrote a little poem about it. Since that night, he has always been inspired by shadows and the strange beasts he finds there.
ELIOT SCHREFER is a New York Times-bestselling author and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. In naming him an Editor’s Choice, the New York Times has called his work “dazzling… big-hearted.” He is also the author of two novels for adults and four other novels for children and young adults. His books have been named to the NPR “best of the year” list, the ALA best fiction list for young adults, and the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best.” His work has also been selected to the Amelia Bloomer List, recognizing best feminist books for young readers, and he has been a finalist for the Walden Award and won the Green Earth Book Award and Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He lives in New York City, where he reviews books for USAToday. Visit www.eliotschrefer.com UPCOMING: His next novel, Orphaned, comes out 9/25!!