Speakers

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa, author of Against the Loveless World, is a Palestinian-American writer and political activist. She is also the author of Mornings in Jenin and The Blue Between Sky and Water. …

Beverly Colwell Adams

Beverly Colwell Adams is a newly retired assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor emeritus in the department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. …

Sara Adduci

Sara Adduci started working in a cheese shop in 2004 and has never looked back. She currently heads up the cheese department at Belmont Butchery in Richmond, Virginia.

Jasmine Aimaq

Jasmine Aimaq, author of The Opium Prince, has taught History and International Relations and also had a career in nonprofit. She was director of press and corporate relations at the …

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 …

Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies, is a novelist and playwright. His work has been published and performed in over two dozen languages. He is the winner of the Pulitzer …

Rumaan Alam

Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind, studied writing at Oberlin College. His other novels are Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. His writing has also appeared …

Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels The Wrong End of the Telescope, The Angel of History, An Unnecessary Woman, The Hakawati, I, the Divine, Koolaids, and the story collection, The Perv. In 2019, …

Christopher Ali

Christopher Ali, author of Farm Fresh Broadband: The Politics of Rural Connectivity is an associate professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. His work focuses …

Lauren K. Alleyne

Lauren K. Alleyne has authored two collections of poetry, Difficult Fruit and Honeyfish, and co-edited Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry. She is an associate professor of …

Eloisa Amezcua

Eloisa Amezcua is from Arizona. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, her second …

Nin Andrews

Nin Andrews, author of The Last Orgasm, has published poems in many literary journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, Agni, The Paris Review, and four editions of Best American Poetry. She …

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