Speakers

Chelsea B. DesAutels

Chelsea B. DesAutels is the author of A Dangerous Place. A National Poetry Series finalist, her work appears in Copper Nickel, Missouri Review, The Adroit Journal, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. …

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, …

Alissa Ujie Diamond

Alissa Ujie Diamond is a mask-maker, a PhD candidate, a mom, a landscape architect, and an artist in Charlottesville, Va.

Alex DiFrancesco

Alex DiFrancesco, author of Transmutation, has published fiction in The Carolina Quarterly, New Ohio Review, and Monkeybicycle. They are a winner of Sundress Academy for the Arts 2017 OutSpoken contest …

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 …

Alda P. Dobbs

Alda P. Dobbs, author of Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, is as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, and nature as she is about writing. She lives …

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 …

Andrea Douglas

Dr. Andrea Douglas, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center executive director, holds an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Virginia and an MBA in arts management …

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