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Saturday, April 21 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
What does it mean to be an "American" writer in 2018?

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In today's charged political climate, what exactly does it mean to be an American Writer? Moderated by Herman Fernandez-Meardi of UWGB.

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Jacqui Banaszynski

JACQUI BANASZYNSKI is on the visiting faculty of The Poynter Institute. She has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 30 years, most recently as associate managing editor of the The Seattle Times, where she was in charge of special projects and staff development.She spent... Read More →
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Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina is a musician and writer from Portland, Oregon.He has toured the world over the last decade, releasing several albums on HUSH Records and Fluff & Gravy Records. He co-founded the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City.Get It While You Can is his first book, an... Read More →
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Joe Milan Jr.

Joe Milan Jr. is a writer who teaches. Most of his stories and essays take place in South Korea, where half of his family is from and he lived for nine years. Currently, he is a Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellow in Fiction at UNLV. Wonderful places like The LA Review of Books, Broad... Read More →
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Rebecca Lehmann

Rebecca Lehmann is the author of the poetry collection Between the Crackups (Salt 2011). Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Boston Review, and many other journals. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the PhD program in Creative Writing... Read More →