Our muse and our role model, Peggy Garrison touched so many people during her full life of teaching, mentoring and most importantly writing.

She fervently believed that our words, whether poems, stories, plays, memoirs or simple open conversation, could heal us and quiet the world. She didn’t understand why people created walls to separate us and never shied away from trying to bring them down.

To honor her and to ensure that Peggy’s words never grow silent, Crossing Borders Repertory is launching to provide a place for Peggy’s works to be heard and for her border-crossing-wall-razing work to continue. After a lifetime of trying, with success, to get her writing out into the world, she was dedicated to instructing, encouraging and enabling others to do the same. From that mission P&Q Press, a small press publisher of poetry anthologies and chapbooks, was born. Peggy wanted to publish writers who might not have other opportunities to be published along with writers who were on a journey similar to hers.

Lynne Mold is a director and actor who specializes in the production of new works. She directed and performed in numerous readings and productions of original work for the Lenox Hill Community Theatre in her role as Director of Visual and Performing Arts for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House for fifteen years. Lynne was a founding member and general manager of the former Cooper Square Theatre which produced new works and lesser known classics for many years in New York City’s East Village and has directed productions for the 10 Minute Theatre Festival and Riant Theatre, among others. She is graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, studied at the Strasburg Institute, has performed Off-Broadway and appeared on tour in productions throughout the US and Canada.

Arts background in music (Quaesitor Music), writing and small press publishing (P&Q Press) and business background in Human Resource systems, Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion for Fortune 100 financial services companies. Website: davidquintavalle.com