Kelly Barnhill

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories

Kelly Barnhill, author of Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, is also the author of four novels for children, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children.

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Sierra Bellows

Sierra Bellows worked as a documentary filmmaker in Southeastern Africa, produced short films in Canada, and taught writing in Virginia and Montana. She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she received her MFA in fiction.

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Tayla Burney

Tayla Burney is a writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books and the Washington Post. A longtime public radio producer, Tayla is behind the weekly literary event newsletter, Get Lit, D.C.

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