Journalist, memoirist, essayist, critic, poet, and teacher Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of the award-winning travel memoir investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. His work has been cited in the anthology Best American Essays 2016. His personal essays, fiction, poetry, reviews and other nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, WBUR, Psychology Today, Poetry, The Southern Review,The Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, The North American Review, and in several anthologies. He received his BA from Hampshire College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. He is also the winner of the Hobblestock Peace Poetry Competition and the Esme Bradberry Contemporary Poets Prize. Gilsdorf is co-founder of Grub Street's Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), and teaches creative writing at Grub Street, where he serves on the Board of Directors. Follow Ethan’s adventures at www.ethangilsdorf.com or Twitter @ethanfreak.