Speakers

Lisa Woolfork

Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia, where she specializes in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, …

Allison Wright

Allison Wright is the executive editor and publisher of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, VQR, CNN, and elsewhere. She teaches journalism in the master’s program at …

Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee, author of Maizy Chen’s Last Chance, is the award-winning author of Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, and many other books, including the DC Super Hero Girls …

Joe Yonan

Joe Yonan is the Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post, where he writes the Weeknight Vegetarian column. He is the author of Cool Beans, the editor of America …

Heather Young

Heather Young, author of The Distant Dead, won a Strand Award and an Edgar nomination for her debut novel, The Lost Girls. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing …

Katherine E. Young

Katherine E. Young is the author of Woman Drinking Absinthe and Day of the Border Guards and editor of Written in Arlington. She is also an award-winning translator of Russian-language …

Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria is the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, Veil, and Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption. She is a columnist for Dawn (Pakistan) and …

Diane Zinna

Diane Zinna, author of The All-Night Sun, created the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Writer to Writer Mentorship Program and taught creative writing for ten years in the …

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