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

Amy Bloom

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Short Story Writer & Memoirist

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

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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