Chief Film Curator
Elijah Noble El is a 21 year old actor and writer from Livonia, Michigan and the author of The Age of Recovery, a debut full-length poetry book. He heads Girls Don’t Cry, the film division of the literature magazine Persephone’s Daughters, a magazine aimed at empowering women who have experienced various forms of abuse and degradation, and is also a poetry reader for the magazine. In 2013 his short story, “Oblivion,” received the Award for Excellence in Literature from the Michigan PTSA Reflections contest. In 2013 he co-wrote the play “Off with Her Head,” which won the “2014 Thespie Special Award.” In 2016 he wrote the short film “Dog-Faced Honey,” which was nominated for “Best Writing” from the Top Indie Film Awards. His poetry has been published in Straylight Magazine, Hooligan Magazine, Persephone’s Daughters, Exist Magazine, Soul Anatomy, Eastern Michigan University’s Inkstains Anthology, and in Stevenson High School’s Spectrum.