2020 Presenters

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 Christina Baker Kline

Keynote Speaker

Christina Baker Kline

A #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The ExilesOrphan Train, and A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries. Her novels have received the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other prizes, and have been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities and schools as “One Book, One Read” selections. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in publications such as the New York Times and the NYT Book Review, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, and Salon.

 2020 Conference presenters

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Erin Almond
Steve Almond
Andrea Askowitz
Julianna Baggott
Lynne Barrett
Jenna Blum
Mahogany L. Browne
Augusten Burroughs
Joe Clifford
John Dufresne
Camille T. Dungy
Beth Ann Fennelly
Nick Flynn
Lisa Gallagher
Tod Goldberg
Allison Langer
Ron MacLean
Joyce Maynard
Christopher Schelling
John Schimmel
Darin Strauss
Jeffrey Thomson
Brian Turner
Steven Womack