Speakers

David Taylor

Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II

David A. Taylor, author of Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II, teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins University. His other books include Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America and Ginseng, the Divine Root.

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Tess Taylor

Work & Days

Tess Taylor is the author of The Forage House and Work & Days. She was a Distinguished Fulbright US Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was most recently Anne Spencer Writer in Residence at Randolph College.

Speaker's: Website Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor holds an MFA in fiction and a BA in creative writing, both from Columbia University. Her essays and stories have appeared in The BelieverQuartoPublic BooksThe Evil One Anthology, and the McSweeney’s anthology Read Harder. She co-hosts the Charlottesville Reading Series at New Dominion Bookshop.

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Mark Thiessen

Spectacle: Rare and Astonishing Photographs

Mark Thiessen, contributor to Spectacle, is a photographer who has worked with National Geographic since 1990 and is widely published in National Geographic magazines. In 1996, his cover story on firefighters earned first-place recognition by Pictures of the Year International.

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Christopher Tilghman

Thomas and Beal in the Midi

Christopher Tilghman, author of Thomas and Beal in the Midi, has written two short-story collections, In a Father’s Place and The Way People Run, and three previous novels, The Right-Hand Shore, Mason’s Retreat, and Roads of the Heart. He lives in Charlottesville, Va.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Fiction

James Trefil

Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping the Universe and Beyond

James Trefil, author of Space Atlas, is a physicist and author of nearly fifty books. The Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, he offers courses in science for non-science majors and teaches judges and public officials about science and the law.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Adriana Trigiani

Tony's Wife

Adriana Trigiani, author of Tony’s Wife, is a playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. She is the author of seventeen books, which have been published in thirty-six countries. She wrote and directed the film version of her novel, Big Stone Gap, which was shot entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. Trigiani is co-founder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves more than one thousand students in Appalachia. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

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Erin Tucker

Erin Tucker is the executive director of On Our Own and has been with the organization for nine and a half years. Tucker is a trauma informed care trainer through SAMHSA, an advanced level WRAP trainer, an eCPR trainer, and a certified peer recovery specialist trainer of trainers.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Wendy Tyson

Rooted in Deceit

Wendy Tyson, author of Rooted in Deceit, is a lawyer and former therapist who writes the Greenhouse Mystery and Allison Campbell series in Vermont. Her short fiction also appears in Betrayed: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors.

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