Hilary B. Bisenieks is a Philadelphian writer and tinkerer and the brains, such as they are, behind Flash in the Pan. After graduating from Warren Wilson College in May of 2011 with a degree in Creative Writing, he found that it was often difficult for him to write often enough. Flash in the Pan was born from his desire to have a creative outlet for the ideas that often race through his head without feeling the pressure for them all to be immediately perfect or fully realized.
Hilary has dabbled in many genres, though he spends most of his time with science fiction, fantasy, and creative non-fiction. Some of the authors he most admires include Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, China Miéville, David Sedaris, Howard Tayler, and, of course, J.R.R. Tolkien. Most everything online relating to Hilary can be found at <www.hilarybisenieks.com/>.
More to come. . .
Robin Criscuolo has been reluctant to participate in the blogging world but is beginning to accept that it can’t be that bad; it is, in the end, writing. Also a graduate of Warren Wilson College in May 2011, Robin’s writing since then has mostly been snippets shielded from the public eye. This blog will be a birthplace for more snippets. Instead of the private home birth from pen to paper to a manilla envelope in a desk, this blog will be more like a hospital with a viewing window where friends and relations can peep and appreciate the small, unpolished things for what they are: small and unpolished. Friends and relations can even root for the little things to grow and mature into a more complex and fully-realized form.
Robin’s current focus is to practice writing for children. Current goal: to produce three good picture book manuscripts by September in order to apply to the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
Robin still doesn’t have a website, despite Hilary’s kind offers of help setting one up.
Samantha Capps is still trying to figure out who she is as a writer, whatever that means. She knows she likes books, especially ones written by Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, and George Orwell. She also knows that she enjoys putting pen to paper (or, more accurately, fingers to keyboard) and narrating her life despite it’s ultimate incomprehensibility. Is “being a writer” a smaller part of a larger identity or does it encompass the whole of the writer’s being? Samantha doesn’t know, but she’s willing to make an educated guess. She is also convinced that it impossible for her to write a writer’s bio without sounding pretentious, and she apologies for this.
Current obsessions: Rilke, Nietzsche, Camus, Francophone culture, tea, Adventure Time, Louis C. K., eggs, and things that come from Sweden
Current aspirations: save up to money to travel Europe and go to library school, WRITE
Current projects: working as a meat clerk, memorizing Rilke’s Duino Elegies, taking a photo of herself every day (now more than halfway through year four), starting up a free conversation table in Charlotte, North Carolina