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Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have been widely anthologized in the Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. - Sponsored by Lisa C. Krueger & Robert Wyman


Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of the poetry collections Once RemovedApproaching IceInterpretive Work, and Toward Antarctica. She works as a naturalist at home on Cape Cod as well as on expedition ships, runs Broadsided Press, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. - Sponsored by Ann Beman


Percival Everett is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of nearly thirty books, including Percival Everett by Virgil RussellAssumptionErasureI Am Not Sidney Poitier, and Glyph.


Erica Jong is a celebrated poet, author, and essayist with over twenty-six published books that have been influential all over the world. She is the author of the international bestseller Fear of Flying, which has been translated into over forty-five languages. - Sponsored by Francesca Bell


Silver Tables Hosted By:

Kazim Ali, poet, essayist, translator, and publisher

Victoria Chang, poet, editor, and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow - Sponsored by Gary Edelstone

Brendan Constantine, poet and performer

Henri Cole, poet and winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Rome Prize

Keith Flynn, Founder and Managing Editor of The Asheville Poetry Review

David Francis, lawyer and novelist; winner of the American Library Association Barbara Gittings Prize for Literature

Kate Gale, Managing Editor of Red Hen Press - Sponsored by Gina Knox

George Geary, award-winning chef and culinary instructor; author of 11 cookbooks - Sponsored by Linda Horioka

Judy Grahn, American Book Award winner

Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California - Sponsored by Andrew Seiple

Luis & Trini Rodríguez, co-founders and executive board members of Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural

Michelle Tea, memoirist, poet, and literary organizer; winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, actress, and radio personality - Sponsored by Bianca Richards & Ron Koertge

Tom Lutz & Laurie Winer, editor in chief/publisher and senior editor, respectively, of the Los Angeles Review of Books - Sponsored by Nancy Boutin

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Katharine Coles

Georgia Jeffries

Linda Kunik

Lester and Deborah Lennon

Louise Ritchie

Joshua Sapan

Jacqueline Tchakalian and Shelley Thompson

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