Grace Carras is a spoken word poet from Michigan. She is a proud co-founder of The Poetry Room reading series in Lansing, social media manager of The Artist’s Umbrella Variety Show, and was a semifinalist in the 2018 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. She is a long-time lover of Dungeons and Dragons, punk rock, and taking nothing too seriously.
Isabella J Mansfield
Isabella J Mansfield’s voice has been heard on stages throughout the US, in multiple countries, and for a time, in a repurposed phone booth in Flagstaff, AZ. She writes her experiences with anxiety, body image, intimacy and the human condition and hates traditional poetry “rules.” She won the inaugural 2018 Mark Ritzenhein Emerging Author Award. Her chapbook, “The Hollows of Bone,” was released in 2019 by Finishing Line Press and earned a Pushcart Prize Nomination.
Allison Spooner’s genre-crossing flash fiction crams entire worlds into tidy, pocket-sized packages. Host of The Creative Collective in Mason, MI, Allison is also a creative leader of The Artist’s Umbrella in Downtown Lansing. Author of two flash-fiction collections, Allison’s next literary adventures cover non-fiction, true to life stories of addiction, grief, family and music, as well as using yoga as a path to self-expression and creative freedom.