Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin is a 28-year-old writer living in New York City. She has written three screenplays, including Mütter, which won the Grand Prize for Screenwriting at the 2003 Philadelphia Film Festival and a Sloan Fellowship at the 2004 Hamptons International Film Festival. Founder of the three-time National Poetry Slam Championship Venue, NYC-Urbana, Aptowicz has performed her solo work in venues around the world, with extended residencies in Australia and a commission for New York City's Chamber Dance ballet company. Her fourth book of poetry, Oh Terrible Youth, was published by The Wordsmith Press in June 2007 and her first book of nonfiction, Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam, will be published by Soft Skull Press in this winter. For more information on Aptowicz, please see her website: http://www.aptowicz.com.
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz won the Script Development award at The Hamptons International Film Festival in 2004 for Mütter