Barbara Morrison, who writes under the name B. Morrison, is a poet and writer, a publisher, teacher, and dancer. In her new poetry collection, Terrarium, she explores the influence of place. Her previous collection, Here at Least, chronicles a journey undertaken in response to Rilke's directive: "You must change your life." She is also the author of a memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, a powerful coming-of-age story that dispels some of the myths and misunderstandings about those living in poverty. Barbara's award-winning work has been published in anthologies and magazines. She conducts writing workshops and speaks on women’s and poverty-related issues. She is also the owner of a small press and speaks about publishing and marketing. She has maintained her Monday Morning Books blog since 2006 and tweets regularly about poetry @bmorrison9. For more information, visit her website and blog at www.bmorrison.com.
Judith Krummeck is a writer and broadcaster living in Baltimore. She is the evening drive time host of Maryland’s classical music station, WBJC, and she hold an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. Beyondthe Baobab, which she wrote, designed, and published for her graduating thesis, is a collection of essays around her experience of immigrating to America from Africa. She is currently developing the manuscript into a full-length memoir. Judith’s essays have been published by literary journals such as Eight Stone Press, Welter, Plorkology, Passager, and Writers & Words. Her work has also appeared in online publications such as Monologging, Baltimore Fishbowl and The Light Ekphrastic.
Michelle Junot is the Creative Editor of Writers and Words, a Baltimore reading series, and the author of and the floor was always lava. She was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana where she learned important skills like cajun dancing, crawfish peeling, and reading. She now lives with her six plants inBaltimore, Maryland where she writes and drinks unsafe amounts of coffee