Speakers

Brendan Mathews

Brendan Mathews is the author of The World of Tomorrow and This Is Not A Love Song. His stories have twice appeared in the Best American Short Stories. The World …

NoNieqa Ramos

NoNieqa Ramos wrote The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary, a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, and a 2019 In …

Paul Farber

Paul M. Farber is director of Monument Lab. He is author of A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall and co-editor of Monument Lab: Creative …

Rachel Howzell Hall

Rachel Howzell Hall, author of And Now She’s Gone, is also the author of the Anthony Award-, Lefty Award- and ITW-award nominated They All Fall Down. A native of Los …

Hilary Davidson

Hilary Davidson, author of Don’t Look Down, One Small Sacrifice, and four other novels, has won two Anthony Awards and a Derringer Award for her work. She is also the …

Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle is the award-winning, bestselling author of Hieroglyphics and Life After Life. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and …

Yamile Saied Méndez

Yamile Saied Méndez, author of Furia, is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine American who lives in Utah with her family. She is an inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, and part of …

Bella Stander

Bella Stander is the publisher of Bella Terra Maps. Stander has reviewed books for Publishers Weekly, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Wall St. Journal; and written eight lighthouse guides.

Maggie Paxson

Maggie Paxson, author of The Plateau, is a writer, anthropologist, and performer. She is the author of Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village, and her essays have …

Lilia Fuquen

Lilia Fuquen is a consultant in community engagement, working at the nexus of food systems and foodways. She has been intrigued by the relationship between food and community since she …

Enrique Salmón

Enrique Salmón, author of Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science, is head of the American Indian Studies Program at California State University–East Bay, in Hayward, California. His own Rarámuri …

Anita Felicelli

Anita Felicelli, author of Chimerica: A Novel and the story collection Love Songs for a Lost Continent, has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, won Greater Bay Area Journalism awards, placed …

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