Andrew Bannister '09
Andrew Bannister '09

Andrew Bannister '09 began at Canisius as a junior, tried a creative writing class, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Elizabeth Borngraber '11
Elizabeth Borngraber '11

When Elizabeth Borngraber ’11 was three year old she wanted to become a pharmacist. Luckily, that phase didn’t last very long.

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Cara Cotter '10
Cara Cotter '10

At Canisius, Cara Cotter '10 was a contributor, staff member, and in her senior year, one of three editors-in-chief of Quadrangle 2010.

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Dan Falkner '05
Dan Falkner '05

Originally from Spokane, WA, Dan Falkner '05 earned a& bachelor's degree in English and adolescence education from Canisius.

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Dean Goranites '10
Dean Goranites '10

After being persuaded by his professors to enroll in more writing classes, Dean Goranites '10 discovered through the help of a classmate and friend, his love of poetry.

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Brittany Gray '10
Brittany Gray '10

Brittany Gray '10 was raised in Derby, NY, a quiet suburb of Buffalo well-suited for shaping a creative mind.

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Lauren Jaroszewski '10
Lauren Jaroszewski '10

For Lauren Jaroszewski '10, coming to Canisius College awakened a love for the area and her devotion to literature and writing.

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Colleen Kersten '10
Colleen Kersten '10

Colleen Kersten '10 is a native Buffalonian, educated at Catholic institutions, a lifelong reader, whose eclectic tastes range from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Virginia Woolf.

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Alix Krzemien '08
Alix Krzemien '08

Alix Krzemien '08 grew up in the town of Hartland, NY, where the rural landscape influences much of her poetry.

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Brittani Mroz '11
Brittani Mroz '11

Brittani Mroz '11 grew up in Elma, NY, and attended Iroquois Central High School in Lancaster.

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Duyen Nguyen '08
Duyen Nguyen '08

Duyen Nguyen '08 was born in Vietnam and grew up in Buffalo, where she attended City Honors School.

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Alyssa Palombo '11
Alyssa Palombo '11

Ever since she cracked the code of letters, Tonawanda native Alyssa Palombo ’11 has spent much of her life with her nose buried in a book.

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Jason Pontillo '09
Jason Pontillo '09

Jason Pontillo '09 started really "reading" with the Beats, particularly Kerouac, as a teenager -- like so many others have.

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Joan Stoltman '05
Joan Stoltman '05

Joan Stoltman '05 finished her master's work in art history at the Pratt Institute in Summer 2008.

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Jon Wheelock '09
Jon Wheelock '09

Jon Wheelock ‘09 began writing illustrated short stories on colored construction paper in elementary school.

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Shana Williams ’06
Shana Williams ’06

At an early age, Shana Williams ’06 discovered her love of literature, and wrote countless short stories, plays, and poems as a child.

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