Donal Foran is a distinguished teacher. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, 1967; an M.A. in English from Gonzaga University, 1968; an M.A. in Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; and a Ph.D. in English, University of Southern California, 1973. Look for his 2012-13 program, As Poetry Recycles Neurons: Flocks of Words, Tracks of Letters. Dr. Foran’s fields of interest include English, literature, writing, philosophy, and poetry.

Marilyn Freeman is co-author (with John Bresland) of the forthcoming book, Crafting the Video Essay (University of Chicago Press, 2013).  Her video essays can be seen at Blackbird and Ninth Letter. Her print essays and features can be found at TriQuarterly, Rolling Stone, and upcoming in Fourth Genre.  Her experimental feature film, Group, is distributed by Frameline and stars Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein. Freeman’s Sophisticated, a screenplay based on the life of Hollywood film director Dorothy Arzner, is in development with Illumine Entertainment.  The recipient of the Washington State Artist Trust Media Fellowship and Grants for Artist Projects, Freeman teaches writing and media arts at The Evergreen State College and is co-founder (with Anne de Marcken) of the digital media arts studio, Wovie. Check out Freeman’s 2012-13 program Nonfiction Media: Sustainability and Justice.