Silas Grossman is a graduate student in English living in the Chestnut Hill area. Aside from writing for Patch.com and his studies, he does a lot of creative writing. He has written a lot of contemporary fiction and nonfiction, poetry and is even working on a novel. For fun, Silas loves to practice different martial arts such as judo and jujitsu, play rugby and get in a fencing match now and then. He also teaches chess for middle school kids in afterschool programs in the Philadelphia area.