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Special Guests

Wayne Karlin

Wayne Karlin

Wayne Karlin is the author of seven novels and three books of creative nonfiction. A Vietnam veteran, he has been involved in reconciliation projects, both in literature and in education, in Vietnam, and has been a script writer and consultant for an award-winning film, and a writer and consulting producer for a National Public Radio series. Karlin has received several State of Maryland Individual Artist Awards in Fiction, two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Paterson Prize in Fiction for 1999 (with Barbara Kingsolver), and the Vietnam Veterans of American Excellence in Arts Award in 2005. A professor of languages and literature at the College of Southern Maryland, Karlin is married to Ohnmar Thein Karlin, and has one son, the travel writer Adam Karlin.

J. Michalski

Jen Michalski

Jen Michalski’s novel The Tide King is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (2013; winner of the Big Moose Prize), and her collection of novellas is forthcoming from Dzanc (2013). She is the author of two collections of fiction (Close Encounters, So New 2007 and From Here, Aqueous Books, 2013) and the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press 2010), which won a 2010 “Best of Baltimore” award from Baltimore Magazine. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of the monthly reading series The 510 Readings and the biannual Lit Show in Baltimore, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown.

Greg Nicholl

Greg Nicholl

Greg Nicholl is an assistant editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press, where he acquires titles related to the Chesapeake region and American studies. In addition, he oversees the Anabaptist and Pietist studies series and the poetry and fiction series. Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2008, Greg worked as a freelance proofreader for several New York City trade publishers including Random House, Modern Library, and Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Books, and he has also worked in the production departments at Random House and Routledge. Greg is also a poet with an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. His poetry has recently appeared in several literary journals including Arts & Letters, Boulevard, Ecotone, Feminist Studies, The Los Angeles Review, and Mid-American Review, among others. From 2006 to 2010 he served as the Web Editor for The Cortland Review.

Robert H. Pruett

Robert H. Pruett

Robert H. Pruett is founder and president of Brandylane Publishers, Inc, a small, independent press that has published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's books since 1985. Brandylane is located in Richmond's Monroe District and publishes 12 to 15 titles each year.

Howard Yoon

Howard Yoon

Howard Yoon is a literary agent and principal of the Ross Yoon Agency. He started as Gail Ross' literary assistant in 1992 and since then has worked as an editorial director, ghostwriter, foreign rights manager, and book consultant and editor. At the agency, he specializes in narrative nonfiction, memoir, current events, history, science, cookbooks, and popular culture. Howard is also a featured professor in the Masters of Journalism program at Georgetown University, where he teaches a narrative nonfiction writing class. He was a former contributor to NPR.org's food blog, "Kitchen Window," and has written travel articles for various publications.

 



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