Workshop Information

Keynote Speaker: Maaza Mengiste
Maaza Mengiste's Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was a Runner-up for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was selected by The Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books. It has been translated into several languages and appeared on numerous “Best of” lists. Her fiction and nonfiction writing can be found in The Guardian, New York Times, BBC Radio 4, and Granta among other places. She is a Fulbright Scholar with fellowships from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Prague Summer Program, and the Emily Harvey Foundation. Maaza was a writer on the documentary film, Girl Rising.

Session Presenters:
Joyce Barnes, author of One Sunday in Birmingham

Eric Beebe, publisher and editor, founder of Post Mortem Press

Rebecca Morean, Essayist, Fiction Writer, and Sinclair English Faculty

Martha Moody, author of Sharp and Dangerous Virtues

Lincoln Schreiber, poet and Dayton Slammaster

Andrew Walsh, writer and Sinclair Academic Librarian