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Empire and Revolution (2009) and the  co-translator of Ship of Fate: A Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate by Tran Dinh Tru (2017). Lipman is currently working on a book on Vietnamese refugee camps in Southeast Asia between 1975 and 1997.  She has also advised the Guantánamo Public Memory Project. Richard Louth is a Professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he teaches courses in Living Writers, Louisiana Literature, and Creative Writing and received the university’s award for Teaching Excellence. Founding Director of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project, he created the “New Orleans Writing Marathon” and has led Writing Marathons in cities across the U.S. for over fifteen years. He edited The Writing Marathon: In Good Company Revealed and his fiction and essays have been published in Louisiana in Words, Country Roads, and Louisiana Literature. In 2017, he was awarded the Light Up for Literacy Award by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Margaret Lovecraft has worked at LSU Press for 27 years in various capacities, the last 12 as acquisitions editor for regional books. Recent titles she has sponsored range from the children’s book Poncho’s Rescue: A Baby Bull and a Big Flood, by Julie Thomas, to Audubon on Louisiana: Selected Writings of John James Audubon, edited by Ben Forkner, to Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry and Her Circle at Melrose Plantation, by Patricia Austin Becker. Mikko Macchione is thrilled to be part of another Tennessee Williams Festival, having played Stanley on the balcony at the Stella Shout and serving as emcee, and bringing his play Jour de Gloire about the life of Napoleon to the Festival. As a writer he has written about all things New Orleans and is the author of a forthcoming history of the city told through a glass of rum, Rum and New Orleans:  A Decadent History. Mikko is the winner of two Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY), one for his work with Kerry McCafferty on The Majesty of the French Quarter and one for his book Napoleon House. Bev Marshall is the author of three award- winning novels and the former writer-in-residence at the Southeastern Louisiana University. Her latest book is the memoir Back Home, a deeply personal story recounting hers and other military wives’ stories during the Vietnam War. She now lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with her husband Lt. Colonel Francis (Butch) Marshall. Harry Mayronne has recently been Musical Director at WWII Museum’s Stage Door Canteen. Piano engagements include Effervescence, Buffa’s, Little Gem Saloon, American Sector Restaurant, and both Caroling in the Square and Revellion on the Ridge. He also builds and performs with marionettes. His work can be seen at Creason’s Fine Art in the French Quarter. As a puppeteer he has been seen at Berliner Ensemble as well as many local clubs. His marionettes have also appeared on “Steppin’ Out” on WYES TV. Cori McCarthy (they/them) Cori is the author of two science fiction thrillers, The Color of Rain about human trafficking in space and Breaking Sky, about futuristic queer teen fighter pilots, and two contemporary novels, the mixed THE MAGAZINE OF LOUISIANA’S HISTORY AND CULTURE. 1 YEAR FOR $20 OR 2 YEARS FOR $35 SUBSCRIBE AT 64PARISHES.ORG