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.

Speaker's: Website Facebook Genre: Poetry

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

Marlene Daut

Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism

Marlene L. Daut, author of Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism, is an associate professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of Virginia.

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

Shilpa Davé

Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film

Shilpa Davé is assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film.

Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction

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.

Speaker's: Website Instagram Facebook Genre: Children/Youth

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

Zerui Depina

Zerui Depina is a celebrated singer and musician from Cabo Verde, an island nation off the west coast of Africa. Zerui forged a musical relationship with Virginia musicians Danny Knicely, Aimee Curl, and Jared Pool while they were on a tour of the islands sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Virginia Folklife Program, a program of Virginia Humanities. Zerui performs the classic Cabo Verdean music styles of Morna, Funana, and other instrumental music.

Speaker's: Facebook Genre: Poetry

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

Dan Doernberg

Dan Doernberg, president of public interest group Fairness.com LLC, is the creator of NowComment, a close reading/critical thinking cloud-based tool used at University of Virginia and other schools. He co-founded Silicon Valley’s Computer Literacy Bookshops, which went public after its sale in 1997.

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Andrea Douglas

Andrea Douglas is executive director of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, and holds an MA and PhD in art history from UVA and an MBA in arts management and finance from Binghamton University, NY. Douglas also serves on the boards of the Miller School of Albemarle and the Emily Couric Leadership Forum.

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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