Christine Borne, Editor-in-Chief
Christine earned a B.A. in English from Cleveland State University in 2000 and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University in 2002. She has worked as a YA librarian, copy editor, rock music archivist, and most recently as a bookseller at Loganberry Books, the largest independent bookstore in Cleveland. Christine enjoys drinking sherry, reading Miss Marple, collecting wiener dog stickers, and peering at the many suspicious characters roaming her neighborhood.
Christine was a 2012 Creative Workforce Fellow. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for the Arts and Culture, made possible through the generous support of Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Citizens through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. She attended the Tin House Summer Workshop in July 2011.
She is currently available for hire as a writer, editor, and project archivist.
Camilla Grigsby, Associate Editor
A Kentucky native transplanted to the Rust Belt for over a decade, Camilla is the funniest girl you know. She holds a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Hiram College (2000) and also holds an MLIS from Kent State University (2006). A famous writer once told her that he would give her a free ride in his MFA program, but she freaked out and went to library school instead. She is a career law librarian but writes food blog in her spare time. She has been published in the compilation “Hiram, USA” (2006) and recently began writing reviews for Necessary Fiction. Camilla likes to read mid-century cookbooks and etiquette books, advice columns, dystopian literature, and stories about sad sacks à la Flannery O’Connor and Raymond Carver. Her personal role model is Jerri Blank. Her motto is “Go with what you know!”
Katheryn Norris, Managing Editor
Katheryn was a timid child, but grew into an imperious and willful girl. Born and raised in the greater Cleveland area, her only residential sojourns were academic, first as an exchange student to India at the tender age of sixteen, and later for a post-secondary education at St. John’s College begun in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and concluded in Annapolis, Maryland with a BA in Liberal Arts in 2006. She begins study in Ohio State University’s Creative Writing MFA program in fall 2012. She prefers to read capital-L Literature and Australian Young Adult novels and nothing in between. Her narrative nonfiction Natural Mechanics is featured online in Annalemma.
Wells Addington, Poetry Editor
These are the important things to know about Wells:
1. He is a writer, a scholar and a musician.
2. He is a doctoral candidate in English at Case Western Reserve University.
3. He teaches things like Creative Writing and Engineering Communications.
4. He once had a cat named Sofia, but he had to leave her. So he wrote a song about it.
5. He recently discovered Gustaf Sobin, and his interest is veering towards obsession.
6. He wouldn’t have minded being John Wilmot, minus the syphilis.
7. He’s principally against writing about personal experience, yet keeps finding himself doing so.
8. He believes love is like Bigfoot: someone thinks they took a photo of it, but it remains elusive and its existence unproven.
9. He will always find his way to the dance floor.