APRIL is made possible by the volunteer work of:
WILLIE FITZGERALD, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Willie Fitzgerald grew up in Cabin John, MD, went to school in Wisconsin and now lives in Seattle. His writing has appeared in Everyday Genius, Hobart, Pacifica Literary Review, City Arts Magazine and online at MSN. Sporadically @williefitz.
FRANCES CHIEM, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION
SARAH BAKER, MARKETING COORDINATOR
Sarah Baker has worked as an airport greeter in Los Angeles, an archaeologist on the Greek island of Astypalaia and an intern at Seattle’s Wave Books. She received her MFA from the University of Washington Bothell. She is a founding editor at Letter [r] Press, a collectively-run publisher of handmade books, ephemera and the Small Po[r]tions journal.
Special thanks to APRIL alumni:
REBECCA ZWEIG, Book Expo Coordinator
Rebecca Zweig is a poet living in Seattle and New York. You can find her on Instagram @constantmentalstability.pdf
RACHEL SHIELDS, Book Expo Coordinator
Rachel Shields is a graduate of the University of Washington M.F.A. in creative writing program, where she received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction for selections from her thesis project. She has an M.A. in literature from New York University and recently presented a paper on creative writing and fostering critical thinking at the Association for Literature and the Environment Conference. She has a short story forthcoming in Weave.
With thanks for additional help from AMBER NELSON and BRIE RIPLEY, past support from APRIL alumni KELLEN BRADDOCK, AIDAN FITZGERALD, SUMMER KARASKOVA and KENNY COBLE, and the many wonderful organizations we’ve collaborated with over the past five years: HUGO HOUSE, VIGNETTES, WASHINGTON ENSEMBLE THEATRE, BAGLEY WRIGHT LECTURE SERIES ON POETRY, FRYE ART MUSEUM, SATORI GROUP, and THE STRANGER.