We are delighted to introduce the 2016/2017 Anthology Staff!

Emma Patterson


Emma Patterson is a junior at Albemarle High School and a staff member for the Literary/Art Magazine there. She enjoys writing mainly short stories and poetry and was published in both the AHS Lit Mag and the Tupelo Press Writing Anthology last year. She attended the UVA Young Writer’s Workshop last summer to improve her poetry and plans on attending again this summer to focus on short fiction. In her free time, Emma enjoys experimenting in photography, digital art, and filmmaking, going on long walks, and procrastinating homework.

Marie Ungar


Marie Ungar is a sophomore at Albemarle High School, where she is a staff member of her school’s literary magazine. Her writing has been published in anthologies associated with the University of Virginia Art Museum and the Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center, as well as UVA’s Young Writers Workshop, which she attended this past summer. When not writing, Marie can be found reading, painting, drawing, running cross-country, and learning to play guitar.

Audrey Parks

Poetry Editor

Audrey Parks is a senior at Monticello High School, where she is the president of English Honor Society and a vigilante grammarist. She has attended the Virginia Governor’s School for the Humanities and performs original poetry at local open mics. Her interest in the literary arts stems from a lifelong desire to improve the world around her. When not reading or writing, Audrey enjoys contemplating the limits of modern science, wearing good socks, and eating saltine crackers.

Marina Pastor

Art Editor

Marina Pastor is a senior at Monticello High School and has been a part of the National Latin Honors Society there for three years. Her last project was photographing the cities and countryside during her to Italy with the Paideia Institute. In her extra time, Marina enjoys writing fantasy stories, designing characters and worlds for comics, and doodling on every available surface.

Prose Editor

Managing Editor

Michelle Miles

Art Editor Advisor

Michelle Miles provided the seed, the idea which inspired the teen writing center, in 2013, and has participated in its activities from planning stages through her current role as advisor to the art editor. Michelle is a recipient of the local Rising Star Awards for her photography, and inspired the Piedmont Council of the Arts to give nominating capacity to the teen writing center. Michelle is a second year at the University of Virginia. She is the photographer for the UVA V magazine, and continues her involvement with the teen writing center as an advisor to the Crossroads IV anthology, in addition to developing poetry workshops for the twc middle school outreach.