Megan Grandstaff has called Chicago home for nine years, and has spent those nine years becoming an avid seamstress and knitter. Her New Year's resolutions for 2018 are to do yoga and practice French every day. Merci beaucoup!
Gina Watters is a writer living in Chicago. She has read her stories at Essay Fiesta, Miss Spoken, Story Club, Feminist Happy Hour, You’re Being Ridiculous, Write Club and others. She is also featured in Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology from Belt Publishing.
After 30 years of working in social services, Sarah Michaelson is taking an adult “Gap Year” that’s turning into a ‘Gap 2-Year.’
She’s performed at Second City, Speak Easy/Speak Hard and Story Lab; published in YogaChicago; produced a short documentary film called “The Voice Box” and interviewed her “main squeeze” for Story Corps that was aired on WBEZ then saved in the National Archives for perpetuity.
She is thrilled to be here on Opening Day of Duly Noted!
Jason Fabeck is an aspiring writer from Minnesota who pays the bills by screening the awful comments people leave on obituaries. He lives in Humboldt Park with his roommate, Sam, and a pup named Oscar.
Jessica Perez is a Wicker Park resident and graduate of the University of Illinois who by day works in commercial insurance but by night enjoys attending concerts, charity functions, playing trivia and exploring the latest restaurants in the city. She also enjoys international travel and aims to visit every country in South America. Jessica is looking to get back to her writing roots and uses her travels and family stories as inspiration.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Chicago became Brandi's home a little over a year ago. She is a graphic designer who also has a passion for education and design for social impact. She tends to consume podcasts and sweets at the same alarming rate and, for better or worse, has perfected the art of crying when expressing almost any emotion.