Speakers

Leah Weiss

If the Creek Don't Rise

Leah Weiss, author of If the Creek Don’t Rise, is a Southern writer born in North Carolina and raised in the foothills of Virginia. She retired in 2015 from her position as executive assistant to the headmaster at Virginia Episcopal School. She now pursues writing full-time.

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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

A Kind of Freedom

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton was born and raised in New Orleans and studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was long-listed for the National Book Award, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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