Eastlit Writers March 2017

The list of Eastlit Writers March 2017 is alphabetical by first name:

Agnes Chew

Agnes Chew is a writer, traveller, and change-maker at heart. She wrote her first novella, titled The Desire for Elsewhere, under the Singapore National Arts Council Mentor Access Project 2014. She has performed a public reading of her work at the Singapore Writers Festival 2015, and read her poetry at the third anniversary event of The Writers Club Singapore. Her writing has been published in literary journals and thought publications based in the US, UK, and Singapore.
She writes at http://www.loveundwanderlust.wordpress.com.

Alzo David-West

Alzo David-West is a past associate editor of the North Korean Review. He writes literary fiction and serious poetry about North Korea (past and present). His creative writing appears in Cha, Eastlit, Offcourse, StepAway Magazine, Tower Journal, and Transnational Literature.

Anshu Choudhry

Anshu Choudhry is based in Delhi, India, studied Masters level English and Mathematics and works for the Government. Her duties allow little time to serve her zest for writing but she manages to act on her yearnings by the dint of will. Her poetry has been published in FullofCrow, Kritya, Ken*again and literary anthologies. Her short fiction is appearing in the forthcoming issue of Muse India.

Bhavna Khemlani

Bhavna Khemlani is a Lecturer/Author/Reiki Master Practitioner. She is a member of the Bangkok Women’s Writing Group and the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Association. She is also on the Advisory Board of Whatabook Publishing House (WAB) Kolkata, India. Her non-fiction short story ‘Love Shack’ was translated in Khmer Language for the Anthology of Vitheavy 2016 – launched at the Cambodian Book fair. She is a passionate author of short stories, poems, articles, flash fiction, including the short story articles: A Mystifying Evening, Whispers of the Mannequins, and Levitating inside the Elephant, and novels like, The Wagging Tale of Bliss: Reconnecting, The Wisher’s Well, Maples: Rejuvenating Cocktail and The Classroom: Ashley and her Mystical Tale. The book of Anthology with the Bangkok Women Writers group ‘Monsoon Midnights’ published by Big Chilli Magazine in December 2014 reached Amazon Best Sellers List for Travel/Literary. Visit her online & book links.

Brendan Chia

Brendan Chia hopes to share perspectives on current affairs and life in general from South East Asia. A geographer at heart, he was born in Singapore but enjoys exploring the world. He works with an international development agency, and in his spare time documents his observations and experiences that stem from his travels around the region.

Charanjeet Singh Minhas



Gregg Dotoli

Gregg lives in New York City area and has studied English at Seton Hall University. He works as a white hat hacker, but his first love is the arts.
His poems have been published in, Quail Bell Magazine, The Four Quarters Magazine, Calvary Cross, Dead Snakes, Halcyon Magazine, Allegro Magazine, the Mad Swirl, Voices Project, Writing Raw and Down in the Dirt.

Hanzala Bin Aman

Hanzala Bin Aman is a writer, a poet and a critic who writes primarily in English and Urdu. He hails from a small Indian town – Gaya and has closely observed class and caste differences. His works have been published on various online forums. He is currently studying Agriculture from SHIATS, Allahabad.

Keith Inman

Keith’s poetry can be found in Canada, the US, Cuba and Ireland. He has earned multiple grants, helps run The Banister Anthology and adjudicates a contest for teens through the Public Library System. His book, The War Poems: Screaming at Heaven from Black Moss Press, received excellent reviews, including Canlit #223. Keith lives in Thorold, Ontario.

Kevin Minh Allen

Kevin Minh Allen was born Nguyễn Đức Minh on December 5, 1973 near Sài Gòn, Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and American father who remain unknown to him. He was adopted by a couple from Rochester, NY and grew up in Webster, NY with his two younger sisters. In 2000, he moved to Seattle, WA to pursue a life less ordinary. Kevin has had his poetry published in numerous print and online publications, such as Aileron, HazMat Literary Review, Chrysanthemum, and Eye To The Telescope. Kevin’s first collection of poetry, My Proud Sacrifice¸ was published by Goldfish Press in July 2014. He is currently working on a second poetry collection, tentatively called Go In Clean, Come Out Dirty.

Lana Bella

A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Lana Bella is an author of two chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016) and Adagio (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), has had poetry and fiction featured with over 300 journals, 2River, California Quarterly, Chiron Review, Columbia Journal, Poetry Salzburg Review, San Pedro River Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, The Ilanot Review, The Writing Disorder, Third Wednesday, Tipton Poetry Journal, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere, among others.

Liu Ying

Liu Ying, male, was born in Jiangsu Province, China in February, 1988. English is his first foreign language, while Japanese the second one. Majoring in English, he received Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in June, 2009. For his further education, he studied Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics for three years and received Master’s Degree in Arts in June, 2012. He used to work for an international travel agency in Shanghai, China for two years. Since May, 2013, he has been teaching English in Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages. From June to September, 2016, he travelled to the USA as a visiting scholar at the University of Indianapolis.

Rick Patriarca

Rick Patriarca works as a content writer for a web company in Quezon City, Philippines. He’s currently working on his master’s degree in creative writing at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He writes short plays and short fiction.

Ruvindra Sathsarani

Ruvindra Sathsarani is currently reading for a BA special degree in English and French at University of Sri Jayewardenepura. For more than five years she has been contributing with reviews and poetry to many local newspapers and literary journals, including Eastlit. She has an endless passion for medieval French poetry and dreams of travelling back in time to the days of knights and royal courts.

Steve Tait

After twenty years as an EFL teacher, teacher trainer, and supervisor in Bangkok, Thailand, Steve decided it was time for a change. With his Romanian angel by his side, he has spent the last few years drifting through South-East Asia, hanging out in the Romanian countryside, and doing some teacher training in Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia. Steve is currently living in Kota Bharu in Kelantan, the rural heartland of Malaysia, while working intermittently in Daegu, Korea.
He has two ebooks to his name, both of which gather metaphorical dust at Lulu. Other short stories can also be found on his blog.

Vanessa Crofskey

Vanessa Crofskey is a mixed media artist who currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand. She is studying toward a BVA in Sculpture. Her work often references ritual, culture, identity and heritage.

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