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Presenter Biographies

Paths to Publishing

Peter Bremer

UMN Morris librarian and self-published author of the fantasy novel Treetops

Andrea Glynn

UMN Morris student and self-published author of the novel Soundtrack

Angela Hume

UMN Morris English Assistant Professor and published poet

Derek Nicholas

UMN Morris alum and self-published author of the Native American cookbook Eating With the Seasons

Deb Mercier

Published children's book author

A Conversation Among Three Fantasy/Sci-Fi Authors

Joshua Johnson

UMN Morris English Assistant Professor and author of the fantasy The Forever Sea, published by DAW in January 2021.

Rebecca Kuang

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.