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Friday, June 16 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Take Their Hands: Ancestry as Source

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Join us as we delve into the process of listening to the voices of our lineage to tell the stories that need to be told. We'll explore the past as a source, as we navigate the lines of integrity and authenticity in crafting layered stories that resonate.

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Lauren Elise (L. E.) Daniels

Editor, Author, Brisbane Writers Workshop
A Rhode Islander living in Australia for over 20 years, Lauren Elise Daniels (L. E. Daniels) has worked in publishing since '92. She attained an MFA from Emerson College and has edited over 100+ titles, including the Aurealis Award-winning Relics, Wrecks and Ruins (2021), Aiki Flinthart's... Read More →

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Frances Ippolito

Editor, Writer, Publisher
Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito (she/her) is a Chinese American judge, mom, and writer in Portland, Oregon. Her writing has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Flame Tree’s Asian Ghost Stories, Chromophobia, Mother: Tales of Terror and Love, Death’s Garden Revisited, and Unquiet Spirits... Read More →
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Cynthia Pelayo

Guest of Honor
Cynthia Pelayo is an International Latino Book Award winning poet and author.She is the author of Loteria, Santa Muerte, The Missing, Poems of My Night, Into the Forest and All the Way Through, Children of Chicago, Crime Scene, The Shoemaker’s Magician, as well as dozens of standalone... Read More →
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Erika T. Wurth

Writer/Professor, Flatiron/Macmillan
Erika T. Wurth’s novel WHITE HORSE is a New York Times editors pick, a Good Morning America buzz pick, and an Indie Next, Target book of the Month, and Book of the Month Pick. She is both a Kenyon and Sewanee fellow, has published in The Kenyon Review, Buzzfeed, and The Writer’s... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
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