Tag: meet our storytellers

Meet “Precious” Storyteller Nita Noveno

Mar 12 2020 @ 7:00PM

Our first storytelling meeting for No, YOU Tell It! “Precious” at Sunnyside Plays is this week!

The show isn’t until March but the storytellers are all meeting each other for the first time on Thursday to read each other’s drafts out loud and provide feedback to guide their revisions. Can’t wait!

But you don’t have to wait to meet our first storyteller, co-host of the prose reading series, Sunday Salon, Nita Noveno.

Nita Noveno teaches composition and literature at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is a graduate of The New School MFA Creative Writing Program and the founder and co-host of Sunday Salon, a long-running monthly reading series in NYC. Her work has appeared most recently in The Seventh WaveOriginally from Southeast Alaska, she lives in Queens, New York.

Event Information

Mar 12 2020 @ 7:00PM

Sunnyside Plays (43-09 48th Avenue, Queens, NYC)

Meet Our “Deleted Scenes” Storytellers

ONE WEEK until our special “Deleted Scenes” show at the 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Washington, D.C. Going to #AWP17? Join us on Thur, 2/9, at 12 noon (Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two)

Our switched-up storytellers have been working collaboratively over the last month to develop their true-life tales on the page. Before they flip scripts to perform each other’s story on stage, we wanted you to meet them!

From top to bottom: Jessie Vail Aufiery, Minna Zallman Proctor, Heather Lang, Mike Dressel. Artwork by Letisia Cruz.


Jessie Vail Aufiery is a fiction writer, poet, and translator. She is the World Literature Editor for The Literary Review, and has an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives with her husband and twin daughters in Miami. You can read some of her recent work in issue #2 of jai-alai magazine, Issue 31 of Petite Hound Press, and in the anthology Paris, Etc.: Writing and Illustrations. Find her online at www.jessievailaufiery.com

Minna Zallman Proctor is the author of Landslide: True Stories, out this fall, and Do You Hear What I Hear? Her translation from Italian of Fleur Jaeggy’s speculative essays These Possible Lives is out this spring. She on the creative writing faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Editor of The Literary Review. 

This month, Heather Lang was voted Best Local Writer or Poet by the readers of the Las Vegas-based Desert Companion magazineNevada’s NPR member radio station’s print publication. Heather teaches World Literature, Asian Literature, and English Composition at Nevada State College. Her poetry and prose have been published by or are forthcoming with December, The Normal School, Paper Darts, HOOT, Pleiades, and Whiskey Island, among others. Heather holds an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and she serves as Online Managing Editor of The Literary Review and Co-Editor of Petite Hound Press. Last year her writing process was on exhibit at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery. www.heatherlang.cassera.net

Mike Dressel is a writer and educator. His stories have appeared in LitbreakThe James Franco ReviewChelsea Station, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, among others, as well as in the anthology Best Gay Stories 2016 published by Lethe Press. He was recently the recipient of an NEH Summer Seminar fellowship. He is a frequent guest judge at The Prose Bowl, a flash fiction reading series.