Benjamin Van Loon
Benjamin Van Loon is an award-winning writer, researcher, consultant and proud citizen of Chicago. He has a master’s degree in communications and media from Northeastern Illinois University and bachelor’s degrees in writing and philosophy from North Park University. He was formerly the co-founder and publisher of Anobium, an independent literary publishing collective. He has also received multiple grant awards from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events recognizing his accomplishments in the arts, recently as an artist-in-residence at the Starry Night Retreat in New Mexico.