Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer for film, stage, and television.
Thomas Pierce is the author of the story collection Hall of Small Mammals. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and other publications. A former Poe/Faulkner fellow at the University of Virginia, where he received his MFA, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and daughters.
Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN New England Award for fiction, and four story collections, including Like You’d Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Story Prize. He teaches at Williams College.
Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, serves artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities, providing a studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibitions, and professional representation, as well as a social atmosphere among peers. Please learn more about the organization and its artists at creativegrowth.org.