Created: April 25, 2012
Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner are co-authors of Anatolian Days & Nights: A Love Affair With Turkey and are currently working on a cookbook of Turkish-American cuisine.
Joy E. Stocke is founder and editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine, Wild River Review. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Broadcast Journalism, she participated in the Lindisfarne Symposium on the The Evolution of Consciousness with cultural hilospher, poet, and historian, William Irwin Thompson, and was made fellow in 2009.
She has worked with numerous writers, shepherding their manuscripts and articles into print and onto the web, and is currently Director of Public Affairs for the J. William and Harriet Mayor Fulbright Center, focusing on rural economic development and women’s and children’s education in North Africa. Stocke has published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has written and lectured widely on her travels in Greece and Turkey. She lives and works in Stockton, New Jersey.
Angie Brenner is West coast editor for the Wild River Review. Her many interviews include Nobel Prize winners Muhammad Yunus and Orhan Pamuk, artist James Hubbell, and writers Pico Iyer and Elif Shafk. Brenner has traveled extensively through Turkey, Ecuador, Africa, and Vietnam, bringing back hair-raising and humorous stories. In addition, she facilitates travel literature reading groups and presentations at bookstores and libraries in Southern California and Oregon. In 1997, she closed her own travel bookstore to write and travel, and teaches yoga near her home in Julian, Calif.
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