Adjunct Fellow at the Attic Institute
David Ciminello is a New York-based writer and educator. His fiction has appeared in the Lambda Literary Award winning anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City, Lumina, Underwater New York, and on broadcastr. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Northwest. He is a 2012 Table 4 Writers Foundation Writers’ Grant winner. As a professional screenwriter, David has developed projects with Aaron Spelling Productions, All Girl Productions, Sony Pictures, HBO, and Twentieth Century Fox. His original screenplay, Bruno, was directed by Shirley MacLaine for HBO. David is currently working on a novel manuscript — a queer journey through WWII era New York and New Jersey involving tomatoes, cooking, Coney Island, a missing baby, a runaway gay boy, and a burlesque queen. David teaches workshops at the Attic Institute during the summer.