ANGELA FLOURNOY is the author of The Turner House, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a May 2015 Indie Next pick and a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors’ Choice. She was also a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York TimesThe New Republic and The Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. She was raised in Southern California by a mother from Los Angeles and a father from Detroit.












GARRARD CONLEY is the author of the memoir, Boy Erased. His work can be found in TIME, VICE, CNN, Buzzfeed Books, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Writers' Conferences and has facilitated craft classes for Catapult, Grub Street, and the Sackett Street Writers Workshop. chose Boy Erased as one of the Top Ten Memoirs of 2016.













Born and raised in Greenwich Village, PETER MADDEN studied at Pratt Institute, Parson's School of Design, and Massachusetts College of Art. His one-of-a-kind books and alternative photo-process prints have been exhibited at and collected by Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Harvard's Houghton Library, the Center for Book Arts in New York City, Bowdoin College, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Phillips Andover Academy to name a few. He has taught and lectured for The Guild of Bookworkers, Massachusetts College of Art, Bennington College, Harvard University, the San Francisco Center for the Book, Wellesley College, Brigham Young University and Brandeis University. The recipient of an Artists' Foundation Fellowship, a Saint Botolph Foundation Grant, and most recently, a Massachusetts Cultural Council award, he recently retired after 20 years at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and now teaches at Maine College of Art, continuing to conduct workshops and lecture nationwide.