Speakers

Kate Daniels

In the Months of My Son's Recovery

Kate Daniels, author of In the Months of My Son’s Recovery, is the Edwin Mims Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, a former Guggenheim fellow, and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her previous collections of poetry include A Walk in Victoria’s Secret and Four Testimonies.

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Annette Dashofy

Under the Radar

Annette Dashofy, author of Under the Radar, the 9th in the USA Today-bestselling Zoe Chambers Mystery series, has been the recipient of four Agatha Award nominations. An active member of Sisters in Crime and Pennwriters, Annette resides with her husband and one spoiled cat in rural Pennsylvania.

Speaker's: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Genre: Crime Wave

Megan Davies

The Chew Fish

Megan Davies, illustrator and co-author of The Chew Fish, is an an artist from Lynchburg. She partnered with a local child, Evelyn Smith, on the making of this book. Davies finds much inspiration in listening to children’s imaginations and bringing them to life through different forms of art.

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Jason DeParle

A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Jason DeParle is the author of A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: Family and Migration in the 21st Century. He is a reporter for The New York Times and has written extensively about poverty and immigration. He is a recipient of the George Polk Award and is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Speaker's: Website Facebook Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Marcy Dermansky

Very Nice

Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice, is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Red Car, Bad Marie, and Twins. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. She lives with her daughter in Montclair, N.J.

Speaker's: Website Instagram Twitter Genre: Fiction

Jaquira Díaz

Ordinary Girls: A Memoir

Jaquira Díaz, author of Ordinary Girls, was born in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, the Guardian, the Fader, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and included in The Best American Essays 2016. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, and lives in Miami Beach.

Speaker's: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Meredith Doench

Deadeye: A Luce Hansen Thriller

Meredith Doench, author of Deadeye: A Luce Hansen Thriller, writes the Luce Hansen series. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many literary journals. She is a professor of creative writing, literature, and composition at the University of Dayton in Ohio.

Speaker's: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Genre: Crime Wave

Timothy Duffy

Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy's Southern Photographs

Timothy Duffy is author and photographer of Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs. His photography is held in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Morris Museum of Art, among other museums and institutions. With his wife, Denise, he is cofounder of Music Maker Relief Foundation.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Non-Fiction