Henry Alan Paper
Bewildering Stories biography
Mine is a family (wife, two daughters, a dog and a cat) of teachers and writers (the dog and the cat don’t write, to my knowledge).
I myself have taught writing and film at the YMCA Community College in Chicago; Morris County Community College, Middlesex Community College, Farleigh Dickinson University, all in New Jersey; as well as Quinnipiac University in New Hamden, Connecticut, where I live.
My stories have been published in The Sun, New Phase, Scottish Life, and Portland Monthly Magazine, Kerem, Response, Jewish Currents, New World Writing, and Webdelsol; the adaption of my story in Webdelsol won a New York University Filmmakers’ Award. “In Another Country’s Other Country,” for Bewildering Stories, is part of a book of short stories I’ve just completed.
Articles on fast food chains, foraging chefs, photography, and film have appeared in the L.A. Examiner, Scotland Life, Italy Italy Magazine, Portland Magazine and many local newspapers. My weekly column of film recommendations served the Meriden Register, Portland Magazine, and the VSDA newsletter of the video store industry, back when there was one.
Despite the myth, no artist finds support in a garret. My support was, indeed, owning a video store in Hamden, CT, which, in all humility, gained some national reknown and, in fact, was the last video store standing in Connecticut. It now thrives as a non-profit film and cultural center.
In a parallel life, I am photographer (hankpaper.com) who strives to take photographs that tell stories. My work has appeared in many galleries and museums on the Eastern seaboard.
I have often read my stories in New Haven and have been featured numerous times on Connecticut Public Radio. My two daughters Djana and Jodi, and grandkids Sage and Ezra are the best Papers I’ve produced.
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