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Chris McCormick

Chris McCormick is the author of a novel, The Gimmicks, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and a short story collection, Desert Boys, winner...
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Nick Healy

Nick Healy writes fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. His short story collection, It Takes You Over, was a Friends of American Writers...
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Richard Robbins

Richard Robbins was raised in Southern California and Montana and has lived in Minnesota for 35 years. He has published six books including The...
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Candace Black

Candace Black grew up in southern California, often on U.S. Marine Corps bases. As a graduate student at the University of Montana, she studied...
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Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Kirstin Cronn-Mills is a writer and teacher who lives in North Mankato with her family. She's published both fiction and nonfiction for young adult...
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Rachael Hanel

Rachael Hanel is a nonfiction writer and the author of We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter....
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Gwen Nell Westerman

Gwen Westerman is an award-winning writer and visual artist who lives in southern Minnesota, as did her Dakota ancestors. Her roots are deep in...

Candace Black

Candace Black grew up in southern California, often on U.S. Marine Corps bases. As a graduate student at the University of Montana, she studied with Richard Hugo and Madeline DeFrees. Her books of poetry include The Volunteer, Whereabouts, and the chapbook Casa Marina. Her nonfiction has appeared in several journals, including Pinyon, Great River Review,…
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Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Kirstin Cronn-Mills is a writer and teacher who lives in North Mankato with her family. She’s published both fiction and nonfiction for young adult readers. Three of her books have been finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards. Her novel, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, won the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award in 2014.
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Rachael Hanel

Rachael Hanel is a nonfiction writer and the author of We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter. The book was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. Her essays have appeared in print and online publications, and she has written numerous books for the children’s nonfiction market. She…
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Nick Healy

Nick Healy writes fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. His short story collection, It Takes You Over, was a Friends of American Writers award winner and a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in 2013. His stories have appeared in North American Review, Water~Stone Review, Speakeasy, Minnesota Monthly, Great River Review, and elsewhere. He…
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Chris McCormick

Chris McCormick is the author of a novel, The Gimmicks, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a short story collection, Desert Boys, winner of the 2017 Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award. His essays and stories have appeared in The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, Tin House, and Ploughshares. He grew up in the…
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Richard Robbins

Richard Robbins was raised in Southern California and Montana and has lived in Minnesota for 35 years. He has published six books including The Invisible Wedding, Famous Persons We Have Known, The Untested Hand, Radioactive City, and Other Americas. His Body Turn to Rain: New & Selected Poems was published in Lynx House Press’ Northwest…
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Gwen Nell Westerman

Gwen Westerman is an award-winning writer and visual artist who lives in southern Minnesota, as did her Dakota ancestors. Her roots are deep in the landscape of the tallgrass prairie and reveal themselves in her art and writing through the languages and traditions of her family. She is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton…
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