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Robert W. Fieseler is a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing. His first book Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, a work of civil rights history, reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community. A writer for Buzzfeed, Quartz, and elsewhere, Fieseler married his longtime partner at Walden Pond and lives in Boston. Joe Formichella is a multiple literary award winner (Hackney Literary Award; Foreword magazine nonfiction book of the year; finalist, national true crime IPPY award; finalist, New Letters Literary Prize; Pushcart Prize nominee). The editor of The Shoe Burnin’: Stories of Southern Soul, his more recent work includes novels Waffle House Rules, Schopenhauer’s Maxim, and Scarpete Stories, along with the nonfictional A Condition of Freedom. He lives near Fairhope, Alabama, with his wife, author Suzanne Hudson. David Gewanter is an award-winning author of four collections of poetry that include Fort Necessity, War Bird, The Sleep of Reason, and In the Belly. He co- edited Collected Poems of Robert Lowell, which won the Ambassador Book Award from the English-Speaking Union and was chosen as Book of the Year by Contemporary Poetry Review. Gewanter received his doctorate from the University of California-Berkley and is currently a professor of English at Georgetown University. Dirk Gindt holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from Stockholm University and is the author of the academic monograph, Tennessee Williams in Sweden and France, 1945- 1965: Cultural Translations, Sexual Anxieties, and Racial Fantasies (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama 2019). Anne Gisleson is the author of The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading. She co-edited and co-wrote How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a Work in Progress, about rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Oxford American, The L.A. Times, The Believer, Ecotone and many other places. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Stephanie Grace is a columnist focusing on New Orleans and Louisiana politics. She’s been writing an opinion column about campaigns, elections and government since 2003, first at the Times-Picayune and, since 2013, at the New Orleans Advocate. She previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, and CBS News. She’s a native of Needham, Massachusetts and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Allison Graham is professor of film and media studies at the University of Memphis.  She is the co- producer of the documentary