The Talent

Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth is a writer and a poet. She is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, DC. She is the author of two collections and her work has been published in numerous sources including Puerto Del Sol and the Notre Dame Review. She has performed on BET and PBS and at venues including the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center.

Elizabeth lives in Washington, DC.

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David Angelo

David is a writer and comedian. He currently writes for the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Previously, he wrote for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he received an Emmy nomination and WGA nomination, as well as the Whitney Cummings' show, Love You, Mean It. The second season of his Comedy Central digital series, Nothin's Easy, will premiere later this year. As a standup comedian, David has performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival and at venues nationwide.

David lives in New York, NY.

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John-Mark Davidson

John-Mark is a writer and co-founder of As Was Written. He released his first collection of short stories entitled I Want You to Be My Second in 2012. He has read his work at a variety of literary events along the East Coast.

John-Mark lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Emily Henry

Emily is a singer/songwriter. Her debut EP, Matchsticks, was released earlier this year. She has performed at local venues including Iota and the Birchmere. She is currently planning her first tour of the East Coast.

Emily lives in Arlington, VA.

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Tim Hopkins

Tim is a writer and co-founder of As Was Written. He has read his work at a variety of literary events along the East Coast. His first short story collection is set to be released in Spring 2017.

Tim lives in Arlington, VA.

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Kasha Patel

Kasha is a writer and comedian. She currently works as a science writer for NASA. As a comedian, she has performed across the East Coast at venues including the DC Improv and Boston Improv.

Kasha lives in Washington, DC.

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And a Special Photo Colection by

Matt Leedham

Matt is a writer and photographer. In only his first year as a photographer, Matt's work was selected by National Geographic as an Editor’s Pick in their annual Your Shot competition. As a writer, he was featured in a 2016 issue of the Sun Magazine.

Matt lives in Springfield, VA.

 

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