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Patti Miller

Patti Miller is the author of Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age and the ‘Powerless’ Woman Who Took on Washington and the managing editor of Encyclopedia …

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Gary Nimax

Gary Nimax, Assistant Vice President for Compliance at UVA, serves on the LGBTQ Committee for faculty and staff (as co-chair), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (as board president), UVA’s Diversity Council, …

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Kelly Orians

Kelly Orians, an expert on helping formerly incarcerated people reenter society and prevent recidivism, directs the Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic at the Law School. Her scholarship has focused on the collateral …

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Kiki Petrosino

Kiki Petrosino is a Professor of Poetry & Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia. She is the author of four poetry books, including White Blood: …

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Josh Prichett Jr

Josh Pritchett was born and raised in Charlottesville. He became interested in science fiction at an early age when he first watched Star Trek and Star Wars with his mom. …

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Kris Spisak

Kris Spisak’s first three books—Get a Grip on Your Grammar, The Novel Editing Workbook, and The Family Story Workbook—empower storytelling and communications. Her award-winning novel, The Baba Yaga Mask, will …

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Michael Stahl

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Michael M. Stahl

Michael M. Stahl is the author of The Promise of Public Service, and he is a member of the board of UVA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). He has taught …

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Emily Thiede

Emily Thiede is the author of This Vicious Grace and This Cursed Light, romantic fantasies that have been published in over a dozen languages, and she serves as Vice Chair …

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Davey Strattan White

Davey is a writer and theatre artist, the director of Staunton, Virginia’s The Off Center for Coming together and Sharing Curious Stories.

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Kalela Williams

Kalela Williams directs Virginia Humanities’ Virginia Center for the Book, which produces the Festival. Her debut novel, a YA entitled Tangleroot, is forthcoming from Macmillan imprint Feiwel & Friends in …

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Amy Woolard

Amy Woolard is an attorney & professor working on civil rights & civil liberties advocacy in Virginia. Her debut collection, Neck of the Woods, was published by Alice James Books …

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