Instructor Bios


Ian Brill: Spring 2017 Intern – Adult’s Workshop

unnamedIan Brill is currently in his Junior year at Binghamton University working towards a bachelor’s in English Literature and Rhetoric. He was raised on Long Island but longs to live in Colorado as a screenwriter. On his free time he likes to write poetry, watch movies, and hike in Binghamton University’s nature preserve. Wherever he is, his mission is always to make every animal love him. 


Hannah Adelmann: Spring 2017 Intern – Kid’s Workshop


Hannah Adelman is currently finishing up her last semester at Binghamton university and will be graduating with degrees in English and Sociology. She was raised on Long Island but plans on moving to Germany in the next three years.  She hopes to work as an international social worker in the EU. Her favorite things include reading, swimming, traveling, and thinking too much. Hannah’s natural enemies include early mornings and stairs.


Clara Barnhart: Assistant Director and Instructor – Veteran’s Workshop

14332938_750431595059379_6427017559541442736_nClara Mae Barnhart is working towards her PhD in Creative Writing at Binghamton University, where she was the recipient of the Samuel Newhouse Foundation Award for poetry. She is the Director of the Binghamton Poetry Project and the Literati Reading Series. Some of her work is forthcoming in Timberline Review, The Comstock Review and Negative Capability Journal. Her experience outside the literary world includes working with at-risk teens, working as a farmhand, a grocery stocker, a park maintenance worker, and a clerk of every kind. She grew up in Unadilla, NY and has always treasured the stories of the people in this area, whether through poetry, prose, or just over a hot pot of coffee.


Carolyn Keller: Assistant Director and Instructor- Kid’s Workshop

12208432_790454910620_7733262063040695041_n-1Carolyn Keller is an avid traveler and former journalist now working toward her PhD 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.


Heather Humphrey: Instructor – Teen’s Workshop


Heather Humphrey is currently working on an MA in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She has worked as both an intern and instructor for the Binghamton Poetry Project and hopes to use her degree to continue giving back to the community. Her fiction has been published in the Paddlewheel anthology and Write on the Edge NY, her poetry has been published in the Edison Literary Review and she has poems forthcoming in the Paterson Literary Review.



Macaulay Glynn: Instructor – Teen’s Workshopimage1-1.JPG

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.


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.


Timothy Lavis: Instructor – Adult II Workshop 

Tim Lavis received an MA in American Literature from St.15933872_10154452587194735_1614409257_o.jpg
Bonaventure University in 2014. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Binghamton University where he is writing a dissertation on contemporary poetics titled “Language after L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E.” His other research interests include cultural studies; modern and contemporary American poetries; studies of the avant-garde; and the digital humanities. He also rewrote that last sentence three or four times and promises that he really did try to make it sound less pretentious. Some of Tim’s poetry can be found in American Chordata and Apeiron Review.


Kristen Williamson: Instructor – Adult Workshop

Bio Pic.jpgKristen Williamson is currently a Graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing at Binghamton University, where her fields of study include poetry and fiction. Kristen plans on pursuing her PhD, in hopes of not only teaching creative writing but opening her own non-profit organization aimed at bringing literacy to low income children. She has been featured in: Sick Lit Magazine, Slink Chunk Press, The Stray Branch, The Zine and others.



Tommy Stella: Instructor – Veteran Workshoppic.png

Tommy Stella is a graduate student at Binghamton University where he studies English and Creative writing. He founded Ellipsis, the undergraduate literary magazine at BU. Tommy hopes to one day write something that makes you say “oh neat.” or something similar. His poems and other writings can be found on His Computer and sometimes on His Desk.




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