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Kent Wascom was born in New Orleans and grew up in the Florida panhandle. He is the author of three novels: The Blood of Heaven (2013), Secessia (2015), andThe New Inheritors (2018). His first novel, The Blood of Heaven, was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and NPR. His third novel, The New Inheritors, was published in July 2018 by Grove Atlantic. In 2012 Wascom was awarded the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Prize for Fiction. His nonfiction has appeared in Guernica and the Literary Hub, among others. He lives in Louisiana. Bryan Washington has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston. Sarah Weinman is the author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World (Ecco), and editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin). She writes the “Crime Lady” column for CrimeReads, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. Weinman lives in Brooklyn, New York. Ken Wells grew up in Bayou Black, Louisiana, fishing, wrangling snakes, and eating his momma’s gumbo. His first writing gig was covering car wrecks and gator sightings for his hometown weekly before going on to a journalism career that included 24 years on The Wall Street Journal. In his spare time, he has penned five well-received novels of the Cajun bayous. Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou, is his third book of narrative nonfiction. Joshua Wheeler is from Alamogordo, New Mexico. His essays have appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Sonora Review, PANK, and The Missouri Review. He has written feature stories for BuzzFeed and Harper’s Magazine online and is a coeditor of the anthology We Might as Well Call It the Lyric Essay. He’s a graduate of the University of Southern California, New Mexico State University, and has an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. He teaches creative writing at Louisiana State University. particular interest in housing for single women. She is co- editor with Susan Tucker of Newcomb College, 1886-2006. Marion Winik, longtime All Things Considered commentator, is author of First Comes Love, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, and seven other books. Her Bohemian Rhapsody column (BaltimoreFishbowl.com) has received Best Column and Best Humorist awards from Baltimore Magazine, and her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and many other publications. She hosts The Weekly Reader radio show and podcast (Baltimore NPR affiliate). She reviews books for Newsday, People, and Kirkus Reviews and is a National Book Critics Circle board member. She is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore. Carolyn Nur Wistrand is an Assistant Professor in the English at Dillard University in New Orleans and an award-winning playwright. Her plays include Rising, winner of the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman International Political Playwriting Competition, She Danced with a Red Fish, and Virgins. Her latest published play is Mean Molly: An African Folk Tale of the Deep South. Beth Willinger is a sociologist, feminist scholar, and retired executive director of the Newcomb Center for Research on Women at Tulane University. Her research has focused largely on Louisiana women’s political, economic and educational status. She has published and lectured widely on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the women of New Orleans, gender inequality in the state, and the social history of 19 th and 20 th century women, with a MARCH 27-31, 2019 43