C. Morgan Babst

March 27, 2017 • Comments are disabled C. Morgan Babst was born and raised in New Orleans and studied writing at Yale with Robert Stone, Kate Walbert, and Amy Bloom. She and her family evacuated New Orleans one day before Hurricane Katrina…

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December 8, 2016

Donia Bijan

Comments are disabled December 8, 2016 • Comments are disabled Donia Bijan is a San Francisco Bay Area chef who left Iran in 1978 during the Islamic Revolution that threatened the life of her mother, an outspoken women’s rights advocate. After graduating from UC Berkeley,…

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December 8, 2016

Dave Boling

Comments are disabled December 8, 2016 • Comments are disabled A native of south Chicago, Boling is a sports columnist in the Seattle area. His first novel, the international best-selling Guernica, was translated into 13 languages with an English-language edition sold worldwide. Prior to becoming…

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December 8, 2016

James Barron

Comments are disabled December 8, 2016 • Comments are disabled James Barron is a reporter and Metro columnist for The New York Times. In 2015, he began the biweekly “Grace Notes” column. It’s not about music, though musicians sometimes appear. It’s about those beautiful little…

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April 15, 2016

Marie-Claire Arrieta

Comments are disabled April 15, 2016 • Comments are disabled Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD, who will start her own lab in 2016, is a postdoctoral scientist in B. Brett Finlay’s lab, where her recent study connecting asthma in very young babies to missing key intestinal bacterial…

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April 5, 2016

Melissa Conroy

Comments are disabled April 5, 2016 • Comments are disabled Melissa Conroy grew up in the South Carolina Lowcountry, and every summer she returns with sketchbook in hand. She has MAs from the University of Georgia and Philadelphia University, in painting and textile design, and…

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October 23, 2015

Elizabeth J. Church

Comments are disabled October 23, 2015 • Comments are disabled Elizabeth J. Church was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Her father, a research chemist, was drafted out of Carnegie Mellon University where he was pursuing his graduate studies and was sent to join other…

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October 23, 2015

Sean Beaudoin

Comments are disabled October 23, 2015 • Comments are disabled Sean Beaudoin is the author of seven novels and a short story collection, including Wise Young Fool, Cornelius Wrathbone, and the forthcoming Welcome Thieves (Algonquin Press, Spring ’16). His short stories and articles have appeared…

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May 13, 2015

Ron Childress

Comments are disabled May 13, 2015 • Comments are disabled Ron Childress was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut and Florida. He spent portions of his life working as a gas station attendant and garage mechanic, a marine upholster, a college…

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April 29, 2015

Theresa Brown

Comments are disabled April 29, 2015 • Comments are disabled Theresa Brown, RN, works as a clinical nurse and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times opinion pages as well as on the Times Opinionator blog. She has also been a contributor to…

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