Paths to Publishing
UMN Morris librarian and self-published author of the fantasy novel Treetops
UMN Morris student and self-published author of the novel Soundtrack
UMN Morris English Assistant Professor and published poet
UMN Morris alum and self-published author of the Native American cookbook Eating With the Seasons
Published children's book author
A Conversation Among Three Fantasy/Sci-Fi Authors
UMN Morris English Assistant Professor and author of the fantasy The Forever Sea, published by DAW in January 2021.
Chinese-American fantasy writer, and author of The Poppy War Trilogy, published by Harper Voyager. She is a 2020 Astounding Award winner as well as a Nebula, Locus and World Fantasy Award nominee.
Farah Naz Rishi
Pakistani-American Muslim writer and author of the YA science fiction novel I Hope You Get This Message, published by Harper Collins. She is also a talented voice actor.
An Evening of Poetry
Nancy Naomi Carlson
A poet, translator, essayist, and editor, as well as a recipient of two literature translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her most recent book is a translation of the book A Cargo of Stars (Seagull Books, February 2021).
Teri Ellen Cross Davis
Author of the poetry collection A More Perfect Union (Mad Creek, February 2021), Haint (Gival Press, 2016), winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is a Cave Canem fellow and works as the poetry coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
A UMN Morris English Teaching Specialist and poet. She is the author of five books of poetry, including Bodies of Light, a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. Her sixth collection, Course, is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in early 2021. Along with Margaret Hasse, she is co-editor of the anthology Rocked by the Waters: Poems of Motherhood.