Passionate Rivals

Radclyffe, author of Passionate Rivals, writes romantic intrigue, paranormal, and medical romances. She is featured in the documentary film about romance publishing, Love Between the Covers, and is the president of Bold Strokes Books, an LGBTQI publishing company.

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Ingrid Ramos

Ingrid Ramos, LPC, is the Bienestar & Resilience Programs Director for The Women’s Initiative in Charlottesville. As a bilingual therapist and advocate, she provides leadership on issues including the impact of trauma on mental health; cultural humility; and empowerment for the Latinx community.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Tom Rankin

Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by Bill Ferris

Tom Rankin, contributor to Voices of Mississippi, is Professor of the Practice of Art and Documentary Studies at Duke University where he directs the MFA|EDA. His photographs have been collected and published widely. He is the author, most recently, of One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photography.

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John Reeves

The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon

John Reeves, author of The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, taught European and American history at colleges in Chicago, the Bronx, and London for over fifteen years. As an editor and writer at The Motley Fool, he produced investing-related content for millions of readers.

Speaker's: Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Justin Reid

Justin Reid is director of African American Programs at Virginia Humanities. Previously, he worked as a civil rights public historian at the Moton Museum in Farmville, Va., and as a project manager for the U.S. Department of Education.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Kristen Staby Rembold

Music Lesson

Kristen Staby Rembold, author of Music Lesson, has also published Leaf and Tendril, a poetry chapbook, and Felicity, a novel. She has worked as an editor and teacher, and holds degrees from Northwestern University and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Poetry

Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down, is a New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Award honoree, Printz Award honoree, National Book Award honoree, and a Walter Dean Myers Award winner. He is on faculty at Lesley University for the Creative Writing MFA program, and resides in Washington, D.C.


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Eileen Rivers

Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan

Eileen Rivers, author of Beyond the Call, is veteran of the U.S. Army, who served in Kuwait as an Arabic linguist. An editor at USA Today, she has produced several multi-media online interactives covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Valencia Robin

Ridiculous Light

Valencia Robin is the author of Ridiculous Light. She is the winner of Persea Books’ 2018 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. She holds an MFA in art & design from the University of Michigan and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Poetry

Matthew Roth

Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America

Matthew Roth, author of Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America, holds a PhD in history from Rutgers University. He has taught environmental history at Philadelphia University and is assistant director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.

Genre: Non-Fiction