Located at Capresso Coffee Bar and Cuisine during the festival! Times TBA.
April Ford – In 2016, April Ford won a Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.” The following year, she served as a Guest Editor for the prize anthology. The Poor Children (SFWP, 2015), her debut collection of stories, was selected by David Morrell to receive Grand Prize for the Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 Literary Awards Program for Fiction. April has held residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a Robert Johnson Fellow, and at Ucross Foundation as a Writer in Residence. Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming in 2019 with Inanna Publications. She is Associate Publisher for SFK Press.
Bradley J. Fest – Bradley J. Fest is assistant professor of English at Hartwick College. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Empty Mirror, Grain, HVTN, Masque & Spectacle, Nerve Cowboy, PLINTH, Spork, Verse, and elsewhere. He has also written a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture, which have been published in boundary 2, CounterText, Critique, Scale in Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), The Silence of Fallout (Cambridge Scholars, 2013), Studies in the Novel, Widescreen, and elsewhere. He blogs at The Hyperarchival Parallax (bradleyjfest.com).
Racheal Fest – Racheal Fest is a writer and academic specializing in US literature, culture, and politics. Areas of interest include poetry and poetics, modernism, contemporary popular culture, new media, and the history of literary theory and criticism. Her essays, interviews, and poems (peer-reviewed and public) have appeared in boundary 2, b2o: an online journal, Politics/Letters, and elsewhere. Beginning in the fall of 2018, she will be teaching at SUNY Oneonta.
More info coming soon!