Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the author of Sabrina & Corina, a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, PEN/Bingham Prize, and The Story Prize, and longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Fajardo-Anstine is the 2019 recipient of the Denver Mayor’s Award for Global Impact in the Arts. Her fiction and essays have appeared in GAY Magazine, The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. Kali has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and Hedgebrook. She has an MFA from the University of Wyoming and is from Denver, Colorado.
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.
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.
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.
As a selection for the 2020 Festival’s Pop-Up Book Club, this author’s book is discussed in a review available HERE.
Curdella Forbes, author of A Tall History of Sugar, is a Jamaican writer who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, and teaches at Howard University.
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.
Gertrude Fraser is associate professor in the department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia, working as an Americanist with a strong emphasis on African American communities in the south.
Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. In 2019, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World.
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. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Carrie Frederick Frost has had to cancel her participation in the Festival.
Patricia C. Frye, author of The Medical Marijuana Guide, is a certified, nationally recognized, clinical cannabis expert and lecturer. She shares her knowledge from years of study and experience using cannabis to treat numerous chronic conditions in patients of all ages.
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.