Cindy Beer-Fouhy is a writing instructor, freelance writer and arts consultant who has taught in schools and community facilities for over 35 years. She was founder and director of the Literary Arts Department at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts and curator of the award-winning Creative Arts Café poetry series for which she received The Michael and Helen Schaffer Foundation Honorable Award for Work in the Arts. Her poetry, essays, articles, and interviews have been published in Bronx Accent: A Literary and Pictorial History of the Borough (Rutgers University Press), Westchester Arts Council’s Arts News, Roll Magazine, and Westchester Family. Her poems have been winners of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Greenburgh Poetry Competitions. Cindy has served as a judge for the National Jewish Book Awards and as a consultant for the Master of Arts in Writing program at Manhattanville College. She is a member of the National Writers Project, and a teaching artist through ArtsWestchester, BOCES, and Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging.