LEE ROMER KAPLAN
LEE ROMER KAPLAN spent her early years in Berkeley, California and Northern Israel. While studying at Haifa University, she taught theater and literary arts as conflict mediation tools in a program for Muslim, Jewish and Christian youth. She's performed, written and directed shows with theater companies in the US, Israel, and Europe. In addition to an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, Lee holds a law degree from University of California at Berkeley, and practiced as a civil rights lawyer for five years before returning to the arts. She has taught in venues from homeless shelters to private retreats in the California wine country, and at institutions including Brooklyn College and Mills College. For now, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, teaches English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, and is on the teaching artist roster at Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Her first novel, The Flight of the Lesser Kestrel, set primarily in Jerusalem during the first Lebanon War, is forthcoming.