Who is Amy Ferris?
Amy Ferris is an author, editor, screenwriter & playwright. Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions From A Midlife Crisis(Seal Press) was adapted into an Off-Broadway play at CAP21 Theater Company in 2012. She has written for both TV and film. Her screenplay, Funny Valentines, directed by Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) and was nominated for a Best Screenplay award (STARZ/BET) in 2000. She co-wrote the film, Mr. Wonderful, directed by Anthony Minghella. Amy has contributed to numerous anthologies and magazines. She is the co-editor of the anthology, Dancing at The Shame Prom (Seal Press, 2012) and most recently the editor of SHADES OF BLUE, Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue(Seal Press, 2015). She is the author of the (YA – Young Adult novel), a greater goode (Houghton Mifflin, 2000).
Amy serves on the advisory board of the Women’s Media Center, the Board of Directors at Peters Valley School of Craft, and co-founded (in 2015) and is on the board of The Milford Readers and Writers Festival. She is on faculty at Kauai Writers Conference, where she co-teaches an extensive master class.
Amy was named and awarded one of Women’s eNews 2018 21 LEADERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. She created The Ovary Office (in collaboration with Women’s eNews) and recently co-authored a book Old School Love for Harper Collins, which will be published in January 2020.
Who is Teresa Stack?
Teresa Stack was the president of The Nation magazine from 1998-2016. During her 30+ years in publishing, she was a long-time member of the Independent Magazine Advisory Group of the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) and a founding member of the Media Consortium, an alliance of progressive media organizations. Teresa is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other periodicals, and in the anthology “Dancing at the Shame Prom”. She lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania.