Deborah Shaw Hickerson is a teacher and poet who lives in Winters, CA. She hosts Winters Out Loud, an open mic poetry gathering every 2nd Thursday in Winters at Berryessa Gap Wine Tasting Room, 15 Main Street.
Janet Hecsh lives and works in Sacramento, CA. An amateur photographer, she uses the iPhone camera to document her world—usually in color. Originally in color, the heron in flight was digitally modified in response to a ‘black and white’ challenge on social media.
Tejeshwar Chowdhary is an alumni and former director of Sacramento State University, California who uses only his smartphone camera to capture life around him. After spending 10 years in Sacramento, he is back in his native country, India, working with a non-profit organization to bring about systemic educational transformation through innovative technology solutions, and fostering change leaders in schools and government institutions.
Jan Haag teaches English and journalism at Sacramento City College and facilitates writing groups locally using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, which reminds people that their voices are worthy of the page. She is the author of a poetry collection, “Companion Spirit,” and one of the publishers of River Rock Books. Her website is janishaag.com.