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Hampton Smith

Hampton Smith is an independent researcher and writer with a specialty in mid-19th century America and Minnesota History. He was a reference librarian for...
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Danny Spewak

Danny Spewak is a journalist, writer, and author with a decade of experience in local broadcast television, including stations in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Buffalo, NY,...
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James Densley

Dr. James Densley is Professor of Criminal Justice at Metro State University and co-founder of The Violence Project Research Center, best known for its...
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Kim Heikkila

Kim Heikkila, Ph.D., is a historian who believes in the power of deep listening and artful storytelling to build bridges between the head and...
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Michael Kleber-Diggs

Michael Kleber-Diggs (KLEE-burr digs) is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection, Worldly Things, won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His...
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Julie Schumacher

Julie Schumacher is the author of 10 books, including the national bestseller Dear Committee Members, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She...
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Yelena Bailey

Yelena Bailey, Ph.D. is a writer, researcher, and former professor of English and cultural studies. She enjoys writing about race, power, policy, and culture....
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Fredrick Soukup

Fredrick Soukup received a philosophy degree from St. John’s University (Minnesota) in 2010. In 2020, Regal House Publishing released his debut novel, Bliss. Bliss...
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V.T. Bidania

V.T. Bidania is the author of the Astrid and Apollo series, which is the first children’s book series to star Hmong American characters. She...
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Mélina Mangal

Working at the intersection of nature, literature, and culture, Mélina Mangal highlights those whose voices are rarely heard, and the people and places that...

Sarah Ahiers

Sarah Ahiers has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and lives in Minnesota with her dogs and a house full of critters. She has a collection of steampunk hats and when she’s not writing she fills her time with good games, good food, good friends, and good family. Ahiers…
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Deborah Appleman

Deborah Appleman is the Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies at Carleton College. She taught high school English for nine years before receiving her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She was also a visiting professor at Syracuse University and at the University of California, Berkeley. Appleman’s books include Critical Encounters in Secondary English:…
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Caitlin Bailey

Caitlin Bailey received an MFA from Hamline University. Her first book, Solve for Desire, won the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2017 Minnesota Book Awards. Her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sugar House Review, Bateau, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in Saint Paul.
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Yelena Bailey

Yelena Bailey, Ph.D. is a writer, researcher, and former professor of English and cultural studies. She enjoys writing about race, power, policy, and culture. Her most recent project is How the Streets Were Made, which examines the creation of “the streets” not just as a physical, racialized space produced by segregationist policies, but also as…
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Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer has published over 100 books, ranging from board books and picture books through early readers, both fiction and nonfiction, books on writing, middle-grade, and young-adult novels. She is the editor of the ground-breaking collection of gay-and-lesbian-themed short stories, Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence. She was one of the founders…
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Mark Berriman

Mark Berriman is a published author, a poet and artist, musician, and active community leader. His most recent book is That Turned Ugly Fast, featuring a foreword by Viggo Mortensen. Berriman’s first book, Scar Lit, was written under the name Mark Edward Marston. He took a ten year break from writing poetry and then returned…
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V.T. Bidania

V.T. Bidania is the author of the Astrid and Apollo series, which is the first children’s book series to star Hmong American characters. She was born in Laos and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, right where Astrid and Apollo live! She has been writing stories since she was five years old and has an…
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Peter Bognanni

Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and was adapted into a feature film. His second novel, Things I’m Seeing Without You, was a Minnesota Book Award finalist. He teaches…
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H.M. Bouwman

H.M. Bouwman is the author of middle grade fantasy novels, most recently A Crack in the Sea and A Tear in the Ocean, as well as the Owen and Eleanor early chapter books. She lives in Saint Paul and teaches at the University of St. Thomas. Bouwman loves to speak to kids and adults about…
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Greg Brick

Greg Brick, Ph.D., was employed as a hydrogeologist and has taught geology at local colleges and universities. He has published more than 200 articles about caves and was the recipient of the 2005 Cave History Award from the National Speleological Society. His book, Subterranean Twin Cities, won an award from the American Institute of Architects…
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