Buckner Keynote

Natalie Diaz
Postcolonial Love Poem

Featured Speakers

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
World of Wonders
Silas House
Deesha Philyaw
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
Jenn Shapland
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers
Wiley Cash
The Last Ballad

Morning Exercise Leaders

Sayantani Dasgupta
Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, and the In-Between
Sophia Stid
Postgraduate Fellow
Anna Lena Phillips Bell
Ornament; Ecotone, editor
Wilson Okello
Department of Educational Leadership, UNCW
Assistant Professor
Michael Ramos
The Publishing Laboratory, UNCW
Assistant Director

Publishing Guests

Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review
Monika Woods
Triangle House
KaToya Ellis Fleming
Lookout Books
Emily Louise Smith
Lookout Books
founder and publisher

Alumni guests

Corinne Manning
We Had No Rules
Katherine Webb-Hehn
Scalawag Magazine
state politics editor
Caitlin Rae Taylor
Southern Humanities Review
managing editor