Speakers

Joseph Davis

Joseph E. Davis is research professor of sociology at UVA and the director of the Picturing the Human project at the university’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He is …

Maya Davis

Maya Davis is the director of the Riversdale House Museum in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and …

Juli Delgado Lopera

Juli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer based in San Francisco. They’re the author of The New York Times acclaimed novel Fiebre Tropical, a finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for …

Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, is the founder of Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, which maintains the first-ever national dataset of evictions in America, …

Kaki Dimock

Kaki Dimock is an artist and a social worker currently serving as the director of human services for the City of Charlottesville. She believes in the power of humor, human …

Evette Dionne

Evette Dionne, author of Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, is a Black feminist writer and the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media. Her writings about race, …

Karen Dionne

Karen Dionne is the USA Today and #1 internationally bestselling author of the award-winning psychological suspense The Marsh King’s Daughter, published in 26 languages, and The Wicked Sister, both set …

Angela Dominguez

Angela Dominguez, author of Stella Díaz Dreams Big, was born in Mexico City and grew up in the great state of Texas. She now resides in Virginia. Angela is also …

Gary Dop

Gary Dop is a writer, storyteller, and professor who founded and directs the Randolph College MFA program. He is the author of the poetry collection Father, Child, Water, and several …

Kate Doughty

Kate Doughty, author of The Follower, is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She lives and works in Washington, D.C., and her debut novel is a spine-tingling YA thriller …

Omar Eaton-Martínez

Omar Eaton-Martínez, assistant division chief, Historical Resources for Prince George’s County Parks & Recreation, is a museum leader whose professional vision is to transform communities through co-stewardship of narratives in …

April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt joined the literary world after twenty-five years as a corporate strategist and management consultant. She advises and assists authors worldwide as they choose the best path to publication. …

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