To find complete bios, click on schedule sessions, then click on the picture of the faculty member teacher that session.


Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Laurie McLean, Foreword Literary

Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency

Deborah Warren, East West Literary



Cindie Geddes, Lucky Bat Books

Christine Kelly, Sundance Books


Writing Coaches/Teachers/Professors

Joy Castro

Emma Dryden

Eric Elfman

Josh Galarza

Lorin Oberweger



Nikki Grimes

Shaunta Grimes

Aaron Hartzler

Ellen Hopkins

Emily Jiang

Joyce Lee

Michelle Parker-Rock

Heather Petty

Sam Pierstorff

Veronica Rossi

June Saraceno

Carol Lynch Williams

Cheri Williams

Joaquin Zihuatanejo