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Kristin Eggerling

Kristin Eggerling enjoys writing and editing books, articles, grants, and newsletters. She loves telling the story of places and people, the editing process, and helping others communicate in a clear, concise, and creative way. She is the author of a children’s book about wilderness advocate and writer Sigurd Olson and is passionate about preserving wild…
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Barbara Schlichting

Barbara Schlichting has been writing for as long as she can remember. She has nine books in print, including her latest title, The Broken Circle. “My grandpa gave me a pen and tablet when I was about ten, and I thought I’d died and gone to heaven,” says Schlicting. “My pen pal of 55 years…
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Kevin Zepper

Kevin Zepper is a professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He teaches a variety of writing and Humanities classes. Zepper is the author of book-length poetry collection, Moonman.  He has authored four chapbooks of poetry: The Fifth Ramone, (Suffering from) An Apartment Complex, I Bring you Dead Things and other Love Poems, and…
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W. Scott Olsen

Scott Olsen is a professor of English at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where he also edits the literary magazine Ascent. He is the author of 12 books of nonfiction travel essays. His literary essays, newspaper articles, and aviation features have appeared in journals such as Kenyon Review, AQR, North American Review, NDQ, Flying, Plane…
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Thom Tammaro

For 34 years, Thom Tammaro taught English and writing at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he was one of the founders of the MFA in Creative Program which he directed for five years. In 2001, he was named the Roland and Beth Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 2017. He is…
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Steve Hoffbeck

Steve Hoffbeck was born in Minnesota and grew up as a dairy-farmer’s son on the family farm located five miles north of Morgan. His first book, The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families told of the blessings, toil, and woes of farming, was a Minnesota Book Award winner. His subsequent work, Swinging for the…
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Kim Hruba

Kim Hruba is a novelist and writing coach through her business, Red Shoes Writing Solutions. She has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Hamline University. Her international experience includes studying in Belgium and the Netherlands and teaching at a Berlitz Language…
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Heather A. Slomski

Heather Slomski is the author of The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. She received her MFA from Western Michigan University and held the Axton Fellow in Fiction at the University of Louisville. A recipient of a Minnesota State Artist Initiative…
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Anton Treuer

Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Treuer has…
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Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen is a two-time James Beard Award-winning food writer. She’s the author of two books — the cookbook The New Midwestern Table and the memoir Give a Girl a Knife. She is at work on a cookbook to be published by W.W. Norton. A former New York City line cook, she was the host…
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