Eli Aharon (he/him) received his MFA from Rosemont College and his BA from Susquehanna University. He recently completed his first novel manuscript as a 2021 Tribe 12 Fellow. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been featured in Soft Cartel, Isacoustic, Bright Sleep, Easy Street, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Jet Fuel Review, [apt], and RiverCraft, and 2017 he read from his nonfiction project “this could be beautiful” at the Radical Writes Conference at Arkansas State University. Eli is a proud HippoCamp lifer, having been an attendee, volunteer, and/or speaker for every conference since 2015! His 2019 lightning round presentation, “Beyond the Binary: Writing Transgender Characters,” has grown into a 2021 breakout session. Currently, he works a double shift: an essential day job, and a three-part novel series set in coastal North Carolina. He lives in Philadelphia.