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Fortunes, in the backseat of his parents’ car as they evacuated for Hurricane Katrina. He can be found on twitter @bryancamp and at bryancamp.com. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and their three cats, one of whom is named after a superhero. Amy Rose Capetta (she/ her) is the author of the space duet Entangled and Unmade, as well as a love story wrapped in a murder mystery, Echo After Echo, and the vibrant Italian-inspired fantasy, The Brilliant Death and its forthcoming sequel. She identifies as a queer demigirl. Amy is the co-author of Once & Future, a retelling of the King Arthur legend, with her partner, Cori McCarthy. www. AmyRoseCapetta.com Christopher Castellani’s fourth novel, Leading Men, about the relationship between Frank Merlo and Tennessee Williams, is forthcoming from Viking in February 2019. He is also the author of The Art of Perspective, a collection of essays on point of view in fiction. Christopher works as artistic director of GrubStreet, was a Guggenheim fellow, and is on the faculty of the MFA program at Warren Wilson and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He lives in Boston. Nate Chinen is the author of Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century (Pantheon, 2018). A former jazz critic for The New York Times and former columnist for JazzTimes, he is the director of editorial content at WBGO, and a regular contributor to NPR Music. An eleven-time winner of the Helen Dance–Robert Palmer 34 Award for Excellence in Writing, he is also the coauthor of George Wein’s Myself Among Others: A Life in Music. Tena Clark has written award- winning songs, contributed to multi- platinum movie soundtracks including Hope Floats, The Five Heart Beats, Where the Heart Is, and My Best Friend’s Wedding, and television shows such as Desperate Housewives, and is the CEO/ Chief Creative Officer for DMI Music & Media Solutions. She is also a civil rights activist and crusader for women’s rights, including writing and producing the theme song for One Billion Rising, a movement to end violence against women and girls. Clark’s first book is a memoir, Southern Discomfort. Patricia Clarkson is a Golden Globe winner (HBO’s Sharp Objects) and Emmy Winner (Six Feet Under) who takes on roles as varied as the platforms for which she plays them. This multi- faceted approach makes her one of today’s most respected actresses. Her innovative work in independent film earned her the 2018 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Sally Potter’s film The Party. In 2003, her role in Pieces of April earned her nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, Broadcast Film Critics and Independent Spirit awards. Clarkson’s most recent projects include the independent film drama Jonathan, the sixth and final season of House of Cards on Netflix, and Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop. Iris Martin Cohen grew up in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She holds an TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and studied Creative Nonfiction at the Writers Institute at the Graduate Center, CUNY. The Little Clan is her debut novel. Eric Colleary is the Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts at the Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a doctorate in theatre historiography from the University of Minnesota and has curated exhibits on topics including Playwrights and Process, Shakespeare in Print & Performance, and Vaudeville. Peter Collins, an award- winning New Orleans-based pianist, has completed nine recording projects featuring works of living American composers, music by women composers, original arrangements and transcriptions, and piano music of nineteenth- century New Orleans. Dr. Collins received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at Missouri State University where he has taught and served as coordinator of the keyboard for twenty-five years. Augustin J Correro is the Co-Artistic Director of the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans. Directing credits for TWTC: One Arm, Not About Nightingales, Camino Real, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, Dangerous Birds (If Agitated), The Rose Tattoo, Weird Tales, Small Craft Warnings, and Kingdom of Earth. He directed Suddenly Last Summer at the Columbus, MS and Provincetown TW Festivals. MFA Theatre Pedagogy, Virginia Commonwealth University; BA Theatre, Mississippi University for Women. Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. She is the author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures and the memoir Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading! Corrigan is reviewer and columnist for The Washington Post’s Book World. Corrigan served as a juror for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. In addition to serving on the advisory panel of The American Heritage Dictionary, she has chaired the Mystery and Suspense judges’ panel of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Michael Cunningham is the author of A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize), Specimen Days, By Nightfall, The Snow Queen, and A Wild Swan, as well as Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. Cunningham has taught at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and at Brooklyn College. He is currently senior lecturer of creative writing at Yale University. He lives in New York .