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Ayun Halliday is the Chief Primatologist of the award-winning East Village Inky and author of seven books, including “Peanut” and “No Touch Monkey! And Other Lessons Learned Too Late.” Follow her on Twitter @AyunHalliday.

India Kotis is a born-and-bred New Yorker trying to pass as a Chicagoan for the next four years as she studies television writing and production at Columbia College Chicago. She is the author of several plays, among them Philia, The Tangibles and Suspended. Her work has been produced at The Blank Theater in Los Angeles, and has received multiple awards including scholastic gold for playwriting and filmmaking, and the National Young Playwrights competition.