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David Johnson is Editor of Museum Publications at the New Orleans Museum of Art. For 20 years he edited Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine and later its companion website, KnowLA. org, The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana. David Kaplan is the curator and co-founder of the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown, Massachusetts, now in its fourteenth year. He wrote Tennessee Williams in Provincetown and edited Tenn at One Hundred, a centennial collection of biographical essays. He has staged plays by Williams in Hong Kong (Eccentricities of a Nightingale), in Uruguay and Ghana (Ten Blocks on the Camino Real) in Russia (Suddenly Last Summer) and in New Orleans (The Hotel Plays). Laine Kaplan- Levinson is the host and producer of WWNO’s history podcast, “TriPod: New Orleans at 300,” and was formally the station’s Coastal Producer. Laine also runs a live storytelling series called Bring Your Own,  and has had work featured on NPR, Marketplace, Latino USA, BackStory, Here and Now, and more. Thomas Keith has edited the Tennessee Williams titles for New Directions since 2002, including four volumes of unpublished or uncollected one-acts. Co-editor of The Luck of Friendship: Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin, Keith also edited Love, Christopher Street, an anthology of LGBT essays about New York City by Jewelle Gomez, Ocean 38 Vuong, Michele Karlsberg, Val McDermid, Felice Picano, Bob Smith, Martin Hyatt, and others. He has served as dramaturg for Sundance Theater Lab, reader for Yale Drama Prize, and teaches theater at Pace University. Laura D. Kelley, is an immigrant and ethnic historian at Tulane University and Program Director of Tulane’s Summer in Dublin Program. She is also section editor for Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities KNOWLA Project. Her 2014 book, The Irish in New Orleans, won the Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY) Regional Non- Fiction bronze medal and was a finalist for the INDIEFAB award. She is currently completing her second manuscript, The Greening of New Orleans. Val Kilmer is one of the most prolific actors of his generation with a filmography that includes his early work in Top Gun, along with Batman Forever, Tombstone, Heat, David Mamet’s Spartan, and Oliver Stone’s The Door. Kilmer has worked with many of film’s most respected directors and actors. He also wrote, produced, directed, and starred in Citizen Twain, a one-man play about Mark Twain as well as Cinema Twain, the film of the play. Jessica Kinnison’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications including, Phoebe, Juked, and The Southern Humanities Review. She served as a Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Fellow in 2018. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Southwest Theatre and Film Association’s Short Play Contest.  She teaches creative writing in the New TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL Orleans Writers Workshop and co-produces the Dogfish Reading Series. She lives in New Orleans. Karen Kohlhaas is a theater director, teacher, and founding member of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company. She is the director of the documentary, Tennessee Williams in the Mississippi Delta (in progress), which explores connections between Williams’ formative Delta years and many of his plays. She is also the curator and co-founder, with St. George’s Episcopal Church, of the Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in the rooms once occupied by Williams and his family. David Kunian, before becoming the Music Curator for the New Orleans Jazz Museum and Louisiana State Museum, was a freelance musicologist producing award winning music documentaries on James Booker, Earl King, James Black, the Dew Drop Inn and others, as well as producing radio and writing on a wide range of music. As curator, he has put together the exhibits “Drumsville,” “Women Of Note,” and “Me Got Fiyo: the Professor Longhair Centennial.” Errol Laborde is the executive vice president and editor- in-chief of Renaissance Publishing Company. The winner of over 20 New Orleans Press Club awards, including Lifetime Achievement, Laborde is also winner of the Alex Waller Award and a City & Regional Magazine Association award for column writing. Laborde’s most recent books are New Orleans:  The First 300 Years, Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival, and Krewe: The Early Carnival from Comus to Zulu. Laborde holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of New Orleans. He is a founder of the The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and served as its first president. Susan Larson is the host of The Reading Life on WWNO, New Orleans’ NPR affiliate, and the author of The Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans, recently published in a second edition. She is the past president of the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans, which presents the Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction, and she is a former member of the boards of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and The New Orleans Public Library. Jeremy Lawrence has appeared at TWNOLF 11 times and has been involved in the work of Tennessee Williams for some 36 years. He has crafted more than eight one- man shows from the playwright’s interviews, memoirs, letters and the works themselves. With Zachary Clause and Rob Kendt, Jeremy created a musical theatre piece from Williams’ poems, “He Knew He Would Say It…” Jeremy has appeared in productions of “Small Craft Warnings” and “The Traveling Companion.” He has just completed a biography of Williams’ sister, Rose Isabel: The Remarkable Journey of the Sister of Tennessee Williams. Jana K. Lipman is an Associate Professor in the History Department at Tulane University. She is the author of Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between