Allison Peters, Catherine Calabro and Greg Schutz

Allison Peters and Catherine Calabro

Scholarship Coordinators, Review Editors & Book Sale Coordinators

Allison Leigh Peters won an Academy of American Poets Prize in 2010. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Dunes Review, Cavalier Literary Couture, Burner Magazine, Avatar Review and elsewhere. She attends the Bear River Writers’ Conference and in 2011 was awarded a National Emerging Artist Residency from the Grin City Collective in Grinnell, Iowa. Allison graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BA in English. She is Founder, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the literary arts magazine Orange Quarterly and is Founder & Creative Director of OQ’s parent publishing house, Elemeno. She currently lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where she works as a substitute teacher in an historic elementary school and teaches new media writing and poetry workshops at Northwestern Michigan College.

Catherine Calabro holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, where she was also awarded a Zell Postgraduate Fellowship in Poetry. She now works in Ann Arbor as the Program Coordinator for 826michigan, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students aged 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills. She has also been assisting with the Bear River Writers' Conference since 2008.

Greg Schutz holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. His fiction has appeared in such journals as Sycamore Review, Juked, and Ploughshares. Recent stories of his have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named among “100 Distinguished Stories of 2010” by Best American Short Stories. Greg has been with Bear River since 2008.