Consultants: March 24 Doctor’s Hours for Literary Artists

Consultants: March 24 Doctor’s Hours for Literary Artists

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Find a consultant whose expertise best aligns with your needs: bios of our March consultants are below. 


Sarah Dohrmann, Writer
Sarah is a Brooklyn-based writer who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She has been a Fulbright fellow (Morocco), a NYFA Artist Fellow of Nonfiction Literature, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grantee for Literature, and is currently a Workspace Writer-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Sarah was co-recipient, with photographer Tiana Markova-Gold, of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for their joint project on women and prostitution in Morocco; their collaboration, which includes a long-form essay by Dohrmann and images by Markova-Gold, is forthcoming in Harper’s Magazine. Her short stories, personal essays, cultural criticism, journalism, visual collages, and collaborative work have appeared in The Iowa ReviewTIME LightBoxBritish Journal of PhotographyLUMINA JournalJoyland Magazine,Teachers & Writers Magazine, and Bad Idea (England), among others. Sarah serves on NYFA’s advisory committee and is a member of FLASHPOINT, a text-and-jazz performance ensemble based in New York City that interweaves artists’ distinctive voices, rhythms, and characters to create a collaborative, literary and musical experience. She teaches writing in Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and Special Programs, at Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and as a teaching artist with Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Sarah is currently at work on a book of creative nonfiction called Point of Departure. (

Miriam Katz, Curator and Writer
Miriam is Brooklyn-based and has organized exhibitions and performances for MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Art21, Columbia University, and Deloitte Consulting. Her curatorial work has been reviewed in publications such as Rhizome, The New Yorker,The Village Voice, Time Out New York, and Bomb Magazine. Since 2007, she has written regularly for publications such as Artforum,, Bookforum, and Flash Art, and has been a visiting critic at Columbia University, New York University, Parsons The New School for Design, the School of Visual Arts, Art Omi, Smack Mellon, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Lehman College, and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies. Katz works as a writer and editorial researcher for Artforum. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the Comparative Literature Department of Barnard College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Art History from Hunter College.

Catherine Lacey, Writer
Catherine Lacey’s debut novel, Nobody Is Ever Missing, will be published in July of 2014 by FSG. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, The Believer, Granta, The Paris Review Daily, The Atlantic, Harper Perennial’s 40 Stories and BOMB. She is one of Granta Magazine’s New Voices for 2014 and has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts and Columbia University where she earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. She has taught with The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and is a founding owner of 3B, a cooperatively-run bed and breakfast in Downtown Brooklyn.

Jason Parham, Founding Editor of Spook
Jason Parham is the founding editor of Spook (, a literary arts journal hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as “an invaluable contribution to the cultural conversation.” Published biannually, the magazine operates as a space for alternative voices and has featured a wide array of writers and artists since its creation in 2012, including authors Justin Torres, Warsan Shire, Mat Johnson, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and Aaron Michael Morales. Jason holds an M.A. degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is currently at work on a novel. He lives in Brooklyn.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is a poet, editor, and translator living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 she co-founded Argos Books, an independent poetry press that has published over twenty books and chapbooks. In 2011 she took over as co-editor of Circumference: Poetry in Translation, an Artspire-sponsored literary journal. Her poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, A Public Space, Guernica, Sixth Finch, Lana Turner Journal, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Whither Weather was chosen by Dana Levin for the Midwest Chapbook Series, sponsored by the Laurel Review and published by GreenTower press. She received her MFA in Poetry and Literary Translation from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the Fellowship to Teach Creative Writing in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and was awarded the Bennett Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. She was born and raised in rural Nebraska, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she works as a translator from Swedish. Her translation of The Swimmer by Joakim Zander is forthcoming from HarperCollins.

James Yeh was born in 1982 in Anderson, South Carolina. He is a founding editor of the literary and arts magazine Gigantic. His stories have appeared in NOONBOMB Magazine, Tin HouseTank Magazine, VICEFencePEN America, the anthology 30 Under 30, and elsewhere. His essays, interviews, and other writing have appeared or are forthcoming in the Believer, New York, VICE, The Organist, The Rumpus, ’SUP Magazine, The Morning News, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, where he graduated in 2009 with an MFA in fiction. In 2011, he was named a Center for Fiction New York City Emerging Writers Fellow. His story “9/16/10” was selected as a notable story in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is at work on a novel. He can be found online at or on Twitter.

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