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Dana (Eckstein) Berkowitz
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 2005 / Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2006
Ross Berkowitz and Dana Eckstein both CTY alumni were married on January 7th 2018. Their marriage contract was witnessed by Barry Leybovich and Becca Jonas also CTY alumni. American Pie was played at the end of the wedding.
Michelle Moore
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1985 / Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1986 / Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1987

My book, Chicago and the Making of American Modernism: Cather, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald in Context was just published by Bloomsbury Academic as part of their Historicizing Modernism series. It is the first full-length study of the vexed relationship between America's great modernist writers and the nation's “second city.” The book is filled with brand new insights and revelations about Chicago and Chicago area history and shows how this history influenced the writers personally and professionally. Hemingway's relationship to Oak Park and Frank Lloyd Wright is explicitly analyzed and explained for the first time and new sources for Fitzgerald’s women are revealed. Though it is an "academic book," it is written to be accessible to a general and smart reading public.

Hannah Bae
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 2001
Hannah Bae (CTY student '99-'01, staff '04-'06) will be speaking about her essay on Korean American mental health in the new young adult anthology "(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health" (Algonquin Young Readers) at two upcoming DC-area events:
Nov. 14, 7-8:30pm, Upshur Street Books, 827 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Nov. 27, 6:30-7:30 pm, Old Town Books (address TBD - it's a brand-new store), Alexandria, VA
Hannah will be speaking alongside co-contributor Lisa Jakub, a mental health advocate and a former child actor (of "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Independence Day" fame. The book is available for preorder on Amazon.