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2023 Faculty and Guests

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Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, including This is How it Always Is and One, Two, Three. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, People Magazine, Lit Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald, and other publications. She is the recipient of the Washington State Book Award and the Endeavor Award. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and been optioned for film and TV. A former college professor, she now writes full-time in Seattle, Washington where she lives with her family.


Ann Garvin is the USA Today Bestselling author of I Thought You Said This Would Work,  I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around, The Dog Year, and On Maggie’s Watch.  She currently teaches creative writing at Drexel University in their low residency Masters of Fine Arts program.

Ann is the founder of the multiple award-winning Tall Poppy Writers where she is committed to helping women writers succeed. She is a sought-after speaker on writing, leadership and health and has taught extensively in NY, San Francisco, LA, Boston, and at festivals across the country.

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Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything.  Her forthcoming novel We Must Not Think of Ourselves will be published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in spring 2023. 


Lauren’s work has been translated into French, Turkish, German, Hebrew, and other languages, and her essays and reviews have been widely published.  She teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in New Jersey with her husband, children, and dogs.

2023 Guests

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