t.tara turk is a novelist/playwright/screenwriter whose work has appeared at LA’s Company of Angels, Hip Hop Theater Festival, the Actor's Studio, EST and the Kennedy Center. Her fiction has appeared in the international anthology “X:24”, African Voices and Stress magazine. She received her MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence, receiving the Lipkin Playwriting Award, was a Van Lier Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, completed the Guy Hanks Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellowship at USC and the Producer’s Guild Diversity Workshop. She was also an emerging playwright at The Underwood Theater reading series along with Julia Cho, Theresa Rebeck and Rinne Groff. She has written several films featured in numerous festivals including “woodshed” which premiered at the Hollywood Film Fest and won best short in the Montreal Film Festival. She won Best Screenplay at African American Women in Cinema and was an Urbanworld 2012 Screenplay Finalist. She co-produced the Web series “Dinner at Lola” part of The CTO collective featuring Tracie Thoms, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cirroc Lofton, Bryan Fuller and Nelson Ellis among others. She is currently working on a short story collection, a new novel and in pre-production for a film project. Her latest publication appeared in the Summer 2015 edition of Obsidian Call & Response: Experiments in Joy.