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John Vercher

John Vercher is the MWA Edgar Award-nominated and CWA Dagger-Shortlisted author of Three-Fifths, the Agora Books launch title for which, to date, rights have been sold in seven countries. Published …

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Nick Pyenson

Nick Pyenson, author of Spying on Whales, is the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. His work has taken …

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty is a journalist with NPR and The Atlantic and an author working on her third book. She met Bruce Greyson when researching Fingerprints of God, on the …

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Kim Wilkens

Kim Wilkens is the founder of Tech-Girls, a founding board member of Charlottesville Women in Tech, and co-host of the Once Upon a Tech podcast. Now a UVA Ed.D. student …

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Leni Sorensen

Dr. Leni Sorensen works as a university lecturer, museum consultant, hands-on presenter and researcher with a focus on African American slavery, American agriculture, and women’s work in colonial and post-colonial …

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Lydia Conklin

Lydia Conklin is a writer who has received a Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, three Pushcart Prizes, a Creative Writing Fulbright, a grant from the Elizabeth George …

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Shelley Murphy

Dr. Shelley Murphy, a genealogical researcher for more than thirty years, is the Descendant Project Researcher for the University of Virginia, an Instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute, …

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Martha S. Jones

Martha S. Jones, author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor …

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Omar Eaton-Martínez

Omar Eaton-Martínez, assistant division chief, Historical Resources for Prince George’s County Parks & Recreation, is a museum leader whose professional vision is to transform communities through co-stewardship of narratives in …

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Raisa Tolchinsky

Raisa Tolchinsky is a poet and teacher. She has lived and worked in Chicago, New York, Italy, and Iceland and is trained as an amateur boxer. Currently, Raisa is a …

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Joe Fab

Joe Fab is an Award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer, director and writer with 40 years experience in documentary film production, media, communications, event production and the live presentation of plays and music. …

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Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf: Poems and the forthcoming collection, Pilgrim Bell. Akbar has received honors such as a Levis Reading Prize and multiple …