Speakers

Linda Carnes-McNaughton

Blackbeard's Sunken Prize: The 300-Year Voyage of Queen Anne's Revenge

Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, co-author of Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize: The 300-Year Voyage of Queen Anne’s Revenge, is the current program archaeologist and curator at Fort Bragg’s Cultural Resources Management Program.

Genre: Non-Fiction

A.D. Carson

A.D. Carson is a performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. His most recent project is an album, titled Sleepwalking 2, which is available to stream. Carson is currently assistant professor of hip-hop and the Global South at the University of Virginia.

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Renee Brooks Catacalos

The Chesapeake Table: Your Guide to Eating Local

Renee Brooks Catacalos, author of The Chesapeake Table: Your Guide to Eating Local, is a local food advocate, former publisher of Edible Chesapeake magazine, and member of the steering team for the Chesapeake Foodshed Network.

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Daniel Chávez

Nicaragua and the Politics of Utopia

Daniel Chávez Landeros, the author of Nicaragua and the Politics of Utopia, is a scholar and an award winning poet from Mexico. He writes about Latin American film and literature and is currently working on projects on representation of Mexican history in comic books.

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Nicole Chung

All You Can Ever Know

Nicole Chung is the author of the memoir All You Can Ever Know. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, GQ, and BuzzFeed. She is the editor-in-chief of Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast.

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Tanya Denckla Cobb

Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Movement is Changing The Way We Eat

Tanya Denckla Cobb is an environmental and public policy mediator, teacher, and author, as well as director of the UVA Institute for Environmental Negotiation.

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Pat Coffey

Pat Coffey is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville and Blue Ridge Prison Project. He co-founded the Meditation Teacher Trining Institute and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. Pat has taught meditation nationally and internationally for 25 years.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Hal Crowther

Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners

Hal Crowther, author of Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners, is an award-winning journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Oxford American. He has written four books of essays, including An Infuriating American.

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