Join us for our first reading of the season and third LEX*I*CON at Instar Lodge. We are proud to feature all writer-cum-Womens Workplace members this year, including Alexa Wilding, Nina Boutsikaris, Rachel Ephraim, Dawn Breeze, and ???.
FREE // April 19th // 7pm
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Alexa Wilding is a writer, singer-songwriter and twin mama. Tagged "the neo-Stevie Nicks" by The New York Times, her third album, Wolves (2016) was written while her son, Lou underwent successful treatment for cancer. Alexa has shared this experience on platforms such as The Glow, Mother, Style Like U and in a viral video for Allure. After completing her MFA at The Writer’s Foundry, Brooklyn in 2017, she relocated to the Hudson Valley with her family, where she is working on her first book - a memoir about all of the above.
Nina Boutsikaris' first book, I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry: An Intimacy Triptych, will be published in May. Her essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Brevity, Third Coast, Hobart, and elsewhere, and among the Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2016. She has taught at The University of Arizona, where she completed her MFA in creative nonfiction, The Gotham Writers' Workshop, and Eugene Lang College.
Rachel Ephraim received her M.F.A. from Columbia University while working at The New Yorker as a reader in the fiction department. Lately, she’s been taking to the stage and participating in local storytelling events such as The Porch and Helsinki’s story slam. She’s also been at work on her first novel, The Old House, inspired by the history of her 1695 home in Germantown.
Dawn Breeze founder and director of Instar Lodge is a creativity advocate, change agent, and internationally awarded interdisciplinary artist based in Germantown, NY. Ongoing social art projects include Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)story, a mapping odyssey at Olana State Historic Site; and her creativity curriculum, Creativity + Courage™, a series of participatory workshops throughout New England for institutions, corporations, and recovery programs. Breeze recently completed her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College, and is at work writing a creative hybrid memoir.