Carly Creley– Visual Artist and Science Writer
Carly Creley is a painter and photographer from Los Feliz in Los Angeles, California. She holds masters degrees in Environmental Science and in Education, and has published her scientific work in the Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. She uses art to share her experiences in the natural world with others.
John Brantingham– Poet
John Brantingham is the first poet laureate of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, whose work has been featured in hundreds of magazines and in Writer’s Almanac and The Best Small Fictions 2016. He has eight books of poetry and fiction including The Green of Sunset from Moon Tide Press and with Kendall Johnson A Sublime and Tragic Dance from Cholla Needles Press and teaches at Mt. San Antonio College.
Ann Brantingham– Visual Artist & Curator
Ann Brantingham is a natural history artist who focuses on local and endangered flora and fauna, especially those threatened by current environmental policies. Along with her husband, she volunteers at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park where she teaches art.
Elder Zamora– Photographer and Poet
Elder Zamora is a life long Californian. He is a writer, photographer and editor of Spout Hill Press. His work has appeared in numerous publications. His chapbook, Seaglass, is currently available from Arroyo Seco Press.
Scott Creley– Curator and Writer
Scott Noon Creley holds an MFA in poetry and a BA in writing. His work includes his most recent book, Digging a Hole to the Moon, and has been featured in collections and journals such as Bear Flag Republic, Cadence Collective, Sentence, and Miramar. He recently returned from China, where he read for Beijing Normal University, the Lu Xun Literary Institute, and Yunnan University alongside Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo and Pushcart Prize winner Tony Barnstone. He is a founding chairman of San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, a non-profit literacy foundation that holds monthly writing workshops, readings, and an annual community literature festival.