Ema Bell received her MFA in Theatre from CalArts. She is a poet, a playwright and a screenwriter. She has written a coming of age feature about a lesbian college student titled Portrait of a Girl. Her short film influenced by her feature, Playing Alice, was accepted into the Chicago International Blowup Film Festival in 2017. Ema’s poetry has appeared in Lavender Review. She is presently working on a book of poetry concerning race, sex, and gender as a result of her 2018 residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She resides in Los Angeles.