Instructor Bios

Heather Humphrey: Director

Author PhotoHeather Humphrey is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She is the editor-in-chief for Harpur Palate and editor-at-large for Street Light Press. Heather has a passion for community service and plans to use her degree to create a safe space in which at-risk youth can experience free exposure to the arts, and where literacy can be re-imagined through creativity and play.

Macaulay Glynn: Assistant Director – Teen’s Workshop


Macaulay Glynn is a graduate student in English literature and creative writing at Binghamton University.  She was editor-in-chief of the Keystone College literary magazine The Plume for two years and a three-time recipient of the Edward Cameron IV American Academy of Poets prize.

Carolyn Keller: Instructor – Kid’s Workshop

12208432_790454910620_7733262063040695041_n-1Carolyn Keller is an avid traveler and former journalist now working toward her Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. Her travels have taken her across the U.S. three times, and to fourteen countries on four continents. She believes poetry is a way for us to give voice to the stories and emotions, large or small, that create our inner worlds and outer lives. Finally, because we all have to start somewhere, she considers her crowning literary achievement thus far to be the occasion upon which her idol, David Sedaris, offered her an olive.

Jessica Femiani: Instructor – Senior’s Workshop10700286_10204846104970659_5895807832849585971_o.jpg

Jessica Femiani was born in NYC, reared in Rockland County, and headed straight back to NYC after college. She lives in upstate New York, is pursuing a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at SUNY Binghamton, and reads aloud to whomever, whenever, and wherever.

Nathan Lipps: Instructor – Adult I Workshop15666187_398900040445973_1116679841_n

Nathan Lipps is a Ph.D. student at Binghamton University.



Jen DeGregorio: Instructor – Adult II Workshopdegregorio headshot collagist

Jen DeGregorio is a Ph.D. student at Binghamton University. She is a published poet and essayist, whose work has appeared at The Baltimore Review, The Cossack Review, The Smart Set, PANK, Spoon River Poetry Review, Third Coast, Women’s Studies Quarterly, elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York, and has taught writing there and at other colleges in New York and New Jersey.

Adam Gellings – Veteran’s Workshop IMG_20170704_115633

Adam J. Gellings is a poet from Columbus, Ohio. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English Rhetoric and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Post Road, Quarter After Eight & Salamander.

Jenna Perez: Intern – Kid’s Workshop 

IMG_1591Jenna is a junior at Binghamton University completing a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. She is mainly a poet but enjoys writing creative nonfiction and fiction, too. She hopes to become a published author. She also hopes to open a spa with her best friend in the future where their cat and bunny, Luna and Leila respectively, can frolic somewhere warmer than here, but for now, she’s eating chips and salsa and studying hard.


Jessica Gutowitz: Intern – Adult I Workshop

Jessica is a freshman at Binghamton University where she is pursuing a major in English and a minor in Spanish. She has not yet decided on a career but is considering journalism and publishing. She loves to read, write, and bake.




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