Speakers

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 …

Ruth Behar

Ruth Behar, author of Letters from Cuba and Tía Fortuna’s New Home, was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in New York. She was the first Latina to win …

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 …

Anisha Bhatia

Due to unanticipated circumstances, Anisha Bhatia regrets that she is no longer able to take part in the 2022 Festival. Anisha Bhatia, author of The Rules of Arrangement, was born …

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 …

Tasha Birckhead

Tasha Birckhead is a native of Charlottesville, and holds an MLIS from Florida State University along with a certification in Youth Services. She is currently the Supervising Children’s Librarian of …

Elizabeth Birdsall

Elizabeth Birdsall is an independent researcher with broad interests in the various ways we build, maintain, and disrupt family bonds. Her current work asks how children navigate, contest, and (re)produce …

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 …

Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times Opinion section.

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 …

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