Speakers

Paul Farber

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

Paul M. Farber is the author of A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall and coeditor of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia. Farber is the artistic director of Monument Lab and senior research scholar at the Center for Public Art and Space at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Anita Felicelli

Chimerica: A Novel

Anita Felicelli, author of Chimerica, was winner of the 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award for her book, Love Songs for a Lost Continent. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. Born in South India, she lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.

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Madeline ffitch

Stay and Fight

Madeline ffitch, author of Stay and Fight, co-founded the punk theater company Missoula Oblongata and is part of the direct-action collective Appalachia Resist! Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Guernica, Granta, VICE, and Electric Literature. She is also the author of two short story collections.

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Curdella Forbes

A Tall History of Sugar

Curdella Forbes, author of A Tall History of Sugar, is a Jamaican writer who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, and teaches at Howard University.

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Richard B. Frank

Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, Volume 1: July 1937–May 1942

Richard B. Frank, author of Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, is an internationally acclaimed historian of the Asia-Pacific War. He was an aerorifle platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, and is also the author of Guadalcanal and Downfall. He lives in Annandale, Va.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Carrie Frederick Frost

Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East

Carrie Frederick Frost, author of Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East, received both her BA and her PhD from the Religious Studies department at the University of Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest and teaches at Western Washington University.

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Nikki Furrer

A Woman's Guide to Cannabis: Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better—and Get High Like a Lady

Nikki Furrer, author of A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis, is a cannabis lawyer, cultivator, and CEO of Fleur, a cannabis company that develops strains and products with a focus on women’s health. Before joining the marijuana industry, she owned Pudd’nhead Books, an independent bookstore. She currently lives in St. Louis, MO.

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