Snarky Bio: If the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race wrote a horror anthology about the program and community outreach department of a library, that would be me.

Touchy-Feely Bio: I’m a writer and arts programmer working at the intersection of storytelling, education and community. Stories are the way we organize the chaos of the world, and I’m always searching for new ways to help people become better chaos-organizers. When I’m not sharing the stories of others, I’m writing my own. I’m a playwright and a fiction writer, focused on science fiction and horror.

Professional Bio: Cody Daigle-Orians is a Louisiana-born playwright, educator and arts programmer living in Hartford, Connecticut.

He is the program and events specialist for the Westport Library in Westport, Connecticut. Cody’s work is focused on exploring the intersections of education, justice, storytelling and community building, with a particular interest in the expression of those intersections through arts-based library programming.

In his writing life, his playwriting work has been produced and/or developed at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, New Jersery Repertory Theatre, The Actors Company Theatre (NYC), Manhattan Theatre Works, Acadiana Repertory Theatre (Lafayette, LA), The Growing Stage (Netcong, NJ), Gadfly Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), StageRIGHT (Seattle, WA) and the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha, NE).

He’s also returned to his first writing love: horror stories. He’s working on a collection of short stories and a novel.

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