On Friday, February 28th, Paragraph members Laurel Holland and Cleve Lamison shared their work at the KGB Bar.
Cleve Lamison‘s writing has won several awards including the Mary Roberts Reinhart National Drama Award and the Pilgrim Project New Play Award. He’s had two plays, the Black Bird and Bliss, performed Off- Broadway. His screenplay, Geek Mafia, was an official selection of the 2004 IFP Festival and a finalist in the 2004 Screenplay Festival Contest. His screenplay, Following Bliss (winner of Screenwriting Magazine’s New Vision’s Fellowship) has been made into an award-winning feature film. His debut fantasy novel,Full-Blood Half-Breed (Book one of the Stormbringer Revelation series), will be available e-exclusively from Random House onMarch 11th.
Laurel Holland is a Brooklyn-based writer and former actor. After graduating from Harvard in 2006 with a degree in French Literature and Language, she moved to New York to pursue an acting career. Between 2008 and 2010, Laurel was a resident actor at the Flea Theater and performed in plays by Itamar Moses, Will Eno, Sheila Callaghan, Jonathan Reynolds, and others. In January of this year, she left a full-time post at Columbia Journalism School to finish Spindrift, a memoir about her alpinist father, Bill Holland, who disappeared in a climbing accident when she was five. Born in Portland, Maine and raised in Walla Walla, Washington, Laurel, 30, now lives in Williamsburg. Spindrift is her first publication.