Richard Butner runs the Sycamore Hill Writers' Conference. His chapbook Horses Blow Up Dog City & Other Stories was published by Small Beer Press. His stories have been nominated for the Fountain Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. He has performed with Bare Theatre, the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, and Urban Garden Performing Arts. Urban Garden produced his plays Vogue Men’s Fashions and Vogue Men’s Fashions: The Window. For LG Pig: (Playwright) The Emotions of Normal People, (Designer) This Is Not a Novel and (Dramaturg) Lake Placid, (Actor) The Changeling.