Chris Abani

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Nigerian-born Poet

Diane Ackerman

NYT Bestselling Author
Naturalist, Essayist, Poet

Richard Blanco

Obama's Inaugural Poet
Poetry Education Ambassador

Augusten Burroughs

NYT Bestselling Memoirist
Running with Scissors

Bryan Doerries

Theater of War Productions
Translator of Ancient Greek

Mark Doty

Distinguished Poet & Memoirist
National Book Award

Andre Dubus III

#1 NYT Bestselling Novelist
House of Sand and Fog

Josh Fox

Director of Gasland Films
LennonOno Peace Award

Natalie Goldberg

Bestselling Author & Poet
Writing Down The Bones

Adam Gopnik

Int'l Bestselling Author
New Yorker Staff Writer

Sara Gruen

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Water for Elephants

Juan Felipe Herrera

US Poet Laureate (2015-17)
Performer & Activist

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Acclaimed Irish Poet
Podcast Host: Poetry Unbound

Katha Pollitt

Poet, Essayist, Writer
PRO: Abortion Rights

Claudia Rankine

NYT Bestselling Author
NBCCA & Forward Prize

George Saunders

NYT Bestselling Writer
Booker Prize Winner

Natasha Trethewey

US Poet Laureate (2012-2014)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Lidia Yuknavitch

Bestselling Novelist
Acclaimed Memoirist