Contributors

Tom Chmielewski
Tom is a longtime journalist who has written for newspapers (including the Kalamazoo Gazette, magazines and the Web. As a freelancer, he has written on subjects from the arts to the sciences and pretty much anything else. His science articles have appeared on The Atlantic magazine’s website, and he writes regularly about science and science fiction at martiansands.com. Tom is currently working on his second novel.

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Theresa Coty O'Neil
Theresa, who has a deep and inspired knowledge of the local arts community, writes for Encore when she has a few spare moments between being a full-time English faculty member at an online university, president of the Board of Directors of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society and a mom with three active and busy kids. A poet and writer herself, Theresa introduces us to new author Tony Gianunzio, who, at 92, has published his first book.

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Jarett Coy
His article, Chasing the Rainbow, is Jarett’s debut as a feature writer for Encore. While chronicling the rise of Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, Jarett found the band’s members to be remarkably humble and continually grateful to those who have supported them along the way. Jarett is an indie music fiend and sports aficionado. An intern with Encore, he previously worked in media relations for the Kalamazoo Growlers. He’ll graduate in May with a B.A. in public relations from Western Michigan University.

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