Speakers

Hannah Barnaby

Hannah Barnaby is a children’s book author and creative writing instructor. She holds an MA in children’s literature and an MFA in writing for children and young adults. Her recent …

Yvonne Battle-Felton

Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, is an American writer living in the U.K. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. Remembered, was longlisted for the 2019 Women’s …

Rachel Beanland

Rachel Beanland, author of Florence Adler Swims Forever, writes fiction and essays. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and Broad Street, among other places. She has an MFA in …

Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections—Made to Explode, Count the Waves, I Was the Jukebox, and Theories of Falling—as well as Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales …

Anna Beecher

Anna Beecher, author of Here Comes the Miracle, is a 2020 graduate of UVA’s MFA in Fiction. She’s also a theatre maker, and recently presented shows with Lincoln Center, New …

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts, author of Felon: Poems, has written three volumes of poetry and one memoir. He transformed himself from a sixteen-year-old kid sentenced to nine years in prison to …

Jill Bialosky

Jill Bialosky is Executive Editor, VP at W. W. Norton & Co. She is also author of five collections of poetry, three novels, most recently, The Prize, and a two …

Cara Black

Cara Black, author of Three Hours in Paris, is also the author of nineteen books in the New York Times-bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She has received multiple nominations for the …

Maggie Blackburn

Maggie Blackburn is the author of Once Upon A Seaside Murder. She also writes several mystery series under the name Mollie Cox Bryan. Her books have been selected as finalists …

Regina N. Bradley

Regina N. Bradley, author of Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South, is an alumna Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at Harvard University and an assistant professor of English and …

Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty is a journalist with NPR and The Atlantic and an author working on her third book. She met Bruce Greyson when researching Fingerprints of God, on the …

Adrian Brettle

Adrian Brettle, author of Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World, is lecturer and associate director of the Political History and Leadership Program in the School of Historical, …

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