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Brian Doyle

August 27, 2013
Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author, he thinks (some of them are small and quick and hard to see in the underbrush), of 13 books of essays, poems, nonfiction, and fiction, notably the sprawling Oregon novel Mink River. Among the peculiar honors which have come his way and confused him utterly is the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which still makes him laugh, although he got a free trip to New York City out of that, with a terrific dinner in a great jazz club, that was fun. His greatest accomplishment is that a small riveting woman said yeah (not yes) when he proposed marriage, that the Coherent Mercy then sent them three children from the sea of the stars, and that he made an all-star team in a really tough league in Boston, guys drove to the basket in that league, they lost fingers, man. See him after class for details.
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Katie Fallon

August 27, 2013
Katie Fallon is the author of Cerulean Blues: A PersonalSearch for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011), a finalist for the 2012 Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. Her nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Ecotone, and elsewhere. She has taught writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, and co-founded the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia. Her first word was “bird.”
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Bettye Kearse

August 27, 2013
Bettye Kearse is a pediatrician and writer living in the Boston area. Among her most rewarding experiences as a physician have been traveling to China on behalf of Wide Horizons For Children, an international adoption agency, and serving on the Board of Directors of From Roots to Wings, a community-based organization for grandparents and the grandchildren they are raising. Her commentary, “Our Family Tree Searches for Branches” appeared in the Op Ed section of the Boston Herald. She is currently working on a series of children’s picture books and completing a memoir, The Other Madisons: An American Griotte’s Quest to Redefine Her Lineage from A Founding Father.
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Amy A. Whitcomb

February 15, 2013
Amy A. Whitcomb holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, both from the University of Idaho. Her essays and poems have appeared in several publications and anthologies, including High Country News, Flyway, Frogpond, and Tahoe Blues: Short Lit on Life at the Lake. In 2011, she was awarded a Bodie McDowell scholarship from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. She currently works as a writing consultant for graduate students.
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Kirk Wilson

February 15, 2013
Kirk Wilson writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Confrontation, Eclipse, Folly, The Langdon Review, Meridian, Midway Journal, The New Guard Literary Review, Soundings East, and The Wordstock 10 anthology. A chapbook of poetry, The Early Word, was published by Burning Deck press. Kirk’s book Unsolved, an investigation into ten high profile murders, has been published in six editions in the US and UK. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Donna Johnson, author of Holy Ghost Girl.
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Sonja Livingston

February 15, 2013
Sonja Livingston’s first book, Ghostbread, won the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction.
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Glenn Moomau

February 15, 2013
Glenn Moomau is the author of the memoir, Ted Nugent Condominium.
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Marilyn Bousquin

February 15, 2013
Marilyn Bousquin is the creator of Writing Women’s Lives™ (www.writingwomenslives.com), where she teaches the craft of creative nonfiction and shows women writers how to eliminate writing blocks, discover their authentic voice, and empower their writing.
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Kathryn Wilder

February 15, 2013
Kathryn Wilder is a resident of Hawai`i and also lives in southwestern Colorado, where she operates a natural-horsemanship training facility with renowned Mustang trainer RamĂłn Castro.
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Richard Goodman

February 15, 2013
Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France, A New York Memoir and The Soul of Creative Writing.
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Jackson Connor

February 15, 2013
Jackson Connor lives and writes in Southeast Ohio with his spouse Traci O Connor and their four kids. He also has work forthcoming in Stealing Time and an anthology called Words 4 Things: How We Learn about Sex.
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A. Sandosharaj

February 15, 2013
A. Sandosharaj’s work has appeared in Massachusetts Review, Crab Orchard Review, Subcontinental, River City, American Literary Review, Bartleby and Alligator Juniper.
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Kathleen Blackburn

August 23, 2012
Kathleen Blackburn grew up in West Texas. She is currently completing her Creative Writing MFA at The Ohio State University.
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Richard Gilbert

August 23, 2012
Richard Gilbert is writing a memoir of farming in Appalachian Ohio, from which "Wild Ducks" is adapted. He teaches essay writing and journalism at Otterbein University. His blog, NARRATIVE, explores issues in creative nonfiction.
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Karen Salyer McElmurray

August 23, 2012
Karen Salyer McElmurray’s Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey, was an AWP Award Winner for Creative Nonfiction.
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Eli Sanders

August 23, 2012
Eli Sanders is the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing and is an associate editor at The Stranger in Seattle.
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Joshua Wolf Shenk

August 23, 2012
Joshua Wolf Shenk's work includes Lincoln's Melancholy and essays for Harper's, The Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times.
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Leslie Stainton

August 23, 2012
Leslie Stainton is the author of Lorca: A Dream of Life (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999) and the forthcoming Ghost House: Reflections on an American Theater.
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Laurie Rachkus Uttich

August 23, 2012
Laurie Rachkus Uttich teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida.
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Robert Vivian

August 23, 2012
Robert Vivian is the author of two essay collections, Cold Snap As Yearning and The Least Cricket Of Evening, a trilogy of novels entitled The Tall Grass Trilogy, and a new novel, Water And Abandon.
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Steven Harvey

January 23, 2012
Steven Harvey is the author of three collections of essays including A Geometry of Lilies, Lost in Translation, and Bound for Shady Grove.
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Jon Kerstetter

January 23, 2012
Jon Kerstetter has completed three combat tours of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army as a combat physician and flight surgeon.
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Sarah M. Wells

January 23, 2012
Sarah M. Wells is the author of the chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the Starting Gate Award from Finishing Line Press.
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Sara Loewen

January 23, 2012
Sara Loewen’s essay collection is forthcoming from the University of Alaska Press in 2013.
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MaryKatherine Ramsey

January 23, 2012
MaryKatherine Ramsey is a graduate of the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University.
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Dan Roche

January 23, 2012
Dan Roche’s memoirs include Great Expectation: A Father’s Diary (Iowa, 2008) and Love’s Labors: A Story of Marriage (Riverhead, 1999), and his nonfiction has appeared in The North American Review, The Journal, Fourth Genre, Under the Sun, and other places.
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Michael R. Shea

January 23, 2012
Michael R. Shea is a video producer at Field & StreamOutdoor Life magazines.
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Mary Haug

October 3, 2011
Mary Alice Haug is a South Dakota writer of personal essays and memoir.
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Philip Gerard

October 1, 2011
Philip Gerard is the author of three novels and five books of nonfiction, as well as numerous essays, short stories, radio commentaries, an hour-long radio drama, and eleven documentary scripts for public television.
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Lisa Ohlen Harris

October 1, 2011
Lisa Ohlen Harris is the author of the Middle East memoir Through the Veil.
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