Kathy Flann’s fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, The North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New Stories from the South, and other publications. A short story collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. A second collection entitled Get a Grip won the George Garrett Award and comes out with Texas Review Press in the fall of 2015. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of Cumbria in England, where she created mini-courses for the BBC’s Get Writing website and served on the board of the National Association of Writers in Education. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Artsm the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, and Le Moulin a Nef in France. She is an associate professor at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Laura Bogart is a featured writer for Salon and a regular contributor to DAME magazine. Her work has appeared in IndieWire, SPIN, The Rumpus, and the Nervous Breakdown, among other publications. She has appeared on NPR affiliates and Al-Jazeera English. Laura has recently finished her first novel, titled Don't You Know That I Love You?
Elisabeth Dahl writes for both adults and children from her home in Baltimore. Her short stories, essays, and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, Johns Hopkins Magazine, NPR.org, Post Road, the Little Patuxent Review, and other outlets. She's the author and illustrator of the middle-grade novel Genie Wishes, published by Abrams.
Christine Grillo is a science writer and editor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where she focuses on food system stories. She also writes about health, parenting, people, and human rights, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Utne Reader, and local magazines like Baltimore Style. Her fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, StoryQuarterly and other journals. She's a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars in creative writing and a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.