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A Rain Garden for Dr. Jones

Key's campus has a beautiful new addition courtesy of the Class of 2017. Our departing senior class chose to make their senior gift in the form of a rain garden, dedicated in memory of biology teacher Dr. Ellene Jones.

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Annapolis Book Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018

AUTHORS WHO APPEARED IN 2017

General Michael V. Hayden on Terror and Intelligence
Room 1: Katharine Hall at 1:30 p.m.

Michael V. Hayden

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Michael V. Hayden
Playing to the Edge

General Michael V. Hayden is a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Before becoming Director of CIA, he served as the country’s first principal deputy director of National Intelligence and was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Earlier, General Hayden served as director of the National Security Agency. Currently, he serves as a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security and risk management advisory firm, and as a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University. In 2014 he was the inaugural Humanitas visiting professor in intelligence studies at Oxford University. His recent book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, was a New York Times best-seller and was recently selected by the New York Times as one of its 100 notable books of 2016.

Stephen Wrage

Stephen Wrage

Moderator - Stephen Wrage has served as assistant dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He earned a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins and has published scholarly articles and books on a variety of topics in ethics and American foreign policy. In 1991, Dr. Wrage held a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government and in 1995 spent a Fulbright year teaching at the National University of Singapore. His books include Immaculate Warfare, Spirits Talking: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Abigail Adams Argue Right and Wrong in the Affairs of States, and The Politics and Strategy of No-Fly Zones.

Thomas Dolby: Breaking the Barrier Between Music and Technology
Room 1: Katharine Hall at 3:00 p.m.

Thomas Dolby

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology

Thomas Dolby
The Speed of Sound

Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, and then moved to Silicon Valley, where he has an extraordinary career as an entrepreneur. He has been named Johns Hopkins University’s first Homewood Professor of the Arts, where he will help create a new center that will serve as an incubator for technology in the arts.
Website: www.thomasdolby.com
Facebook: officialthomasdolby
Twitter: @ThomasDolby

Alex Cortright

Alex Cortright

Moderator - Alex Cortright is a familiar voice in radio and television. Currently, he is the morning show host of 89.7 WTMD in Baltimore. Mr. Cortright has interviewed hundreds world-renowned personalities in the entertainment industry including musicians, writers, actors, and politicians. For more than a decade, he has been the voice of countless commercials and narrated many documentaries, corporate presentations and training films. Mr. Cortright continues to lend his distinctive voice to charitable events and to functions that support the arts.


Mark K. Shriver: The Real Pope Francis
Room 1: Katharine Hall at 12:00 noon

Mark K. Shriver

Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis

Mark K. Shriver
Pilgrimage

Mark K. Shriver is president of Save the Children Action Network in Washington, DC, created the Choice Program, and is a former Maryland state legislator. His new book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis, was released in November 2016. Mr. Shriver's New York Times best-selling memoir, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, was published in June 2012. He lives with his wife and three children in Bethesda.


Daniel F. Attridge

Daniel F. Attridge

Moderator - Daniel F. Attridge has been serving as the dean at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law since 2013. Before that, he spent 32 years practicing law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a highly regarded law firm serving global clients with 1,500 lawyers. Mr. Attridge received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was executive editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Oliver Gasch on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


Unseen Sacrifices
Room 2: Barn Commons at 12:00 noon

Jonathan S. Addleton

The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan

Jonathan S. Addleton
The Dust of Kandahar
Jonathan S. Addleton served as United States Ambassador to Mongolia. His thirty-two-year Foreign Service career also included assignments as USAID mission director in India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Mongolia, and Central Asia; USAID representative to the European Union in Brussels; and senior civilian representative for southern Afghanistan in Kandahar. Mr. Addleton authored four books: The Dust of Kandahar; Mongolia and the United States; Some Far and Distant Place; and Undermining the Center. His articles have appeared in such publications as Asian Affairs, Foreign Service Journal, Mongolica, Muslim World, and the Washington Post. Mr. Addleton was born and raised in the mountains of northern Pakistan. He has Ph.D. is from Tufts University and a B.S. from Northwestern University. His awards include the Christian A. Herter Award for Intellectual Courage and Constructive Dissent from the American Foreign Service Association; Distinguished Honor Award from USAID; Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the United States Army; and Polar Star, Mongolia's highest civilian award, from the President of Mongolia.
Website: www.dustofkandahar.com


Rachel Starnes

The War at Home: A Wife's Search for Peace (and Other Missions Impossible)

Rachel Starnes
The War at Home
Rachel Starnes is the author of The War at Home: A Wife’s Search for Peace (and Other Missions Impossible). She is the wife of a Navy fighter pilot and has lived in Scotland, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Florida, Nevada, and California. Ms. Starnes holds an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in Front Porch Journal, Colorado Review and O Magazine, and she has been a guest on NPR’s Fresh Air.
Facebook: facebook.com/rachelsstarnes
Twitter: @rachelsstarnes

John A. Beed

John Beed
Moderator - John A. Beed is a senior U.S. diplomat on the faculty of the National Defense University. Mr. Beed has held a wide range of leadership positions with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), most recently as the Mission Director in India where he guided one of the U.S.' most innovative global partnerships for advancing sustainable development. He also served as USAID Director in Paraguay, Acting Mission Director in Egypt during the Arab Spring, and as Counselor for Development Cooperation in Tokyo, where he played a key role in mobilizing public and private assistance for Japan's devastating 2011 earthquake. He is also a former Congressional staff member, a Tulane University graduate, and lives in Annapolis with his wife and son, with two daughters in college.

A History of Sports in America
Room 5: Manse Addition at 2:00 p.m.

Gary Belsky

On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games (coauthor Neil Fine)

Gary Belsky
On the Origins of Sports
Gary Belsky, the former editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine and espn.com/insider, is a seasoned commentator on sports and sports culture, media and business. For several years he was the co-host of a weekly sports show on SiriusXM, and has appeared on a variety of media platforms, including CNN, E! and NPR. Before joining ESPN, where Mr. Belsky created the company’s franchise “Body Issue,” he was a writer at Money magazine and a reporter for Crain’s New York Business and the St. Louis Business Journal. He was a regular contributor to CNN’s Your Money and ABC’s Good Morning America, as well as a frequent guest on Oprah, Inside Edition,CBS This Morning, and many other programs. Mr. Belsky’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York, Sports Illustrated, Mental Floss, time.com, money.com, and newyorker.com. In 1990, he won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. A longtime resident of Manhattan, Mr. Belsky serves on the board of directors of Urban Pathways, one of New York's largest providers of services to the homeless; the New York Neo-Futurists, an award-winning theater company; and the Leadership Council of the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, his alma mater.
Twitter: @GaryBelsky
Instagram: @Gary_Belsky

Cait Murphy

A History of American Sports in 100 Objects

Cait Murphy
A History of American Spotrs in 100 Objects
Cait Murphy is the author of two previous books, Crazy '08, about the 1908 baseball season, and Scoundrels in Law, about late-19th-century New York celebrity lawyers. She spent most of her career as a journalist, including stints with the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, the Economist in London, and Fortune in New York. Ms. Murphy is now an editor with McKinsey and Company, working chiefly on research related to energy and the environment. Her degree is in American studies from Amherst College, and all her books reflect her continuing interest in the subject.
Website: historyofamericansportsin100objects.com

Matthew Nespole

Matthew Nespole
Moderator - Matthew Nespole was appointed head of The Key School July 2015. Prior to The Key School, he spent six years as the head of school at Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, New York. Prior to that headship, Mr. Nespole spent twelve years at Packer Collegiate Institute, a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve school in Brooklyn, New York, where he was the director of admission for seven years and assistant head of school for five. He began his independent school career at Trinity School in New York in 1994, serving as an associate director of admission. Mr. Nespole received his B.A. from Bates College and earned his M.A. in educational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Café Neandertal: The Riddle of Our Long Lost Cousins
Room 4: Science & Library Center, Library at 12:00 noon

Beebe Bahrami

Café Neandertal: Excavating Our Past in One of Europe's Ancient Places

Beebe Bahrami
Cafe Neandertal

Beebe Bahrami is a travel writer who was born and raised in the Colorado Rockies and traveled across three continents as a child. As an adult she was drawn to anthropology and earned a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Bahrami's anthropological training immersed her deeply into the cultures, languages, peoples, prehistories, and histories of the European Atlantic and circum-Mediterranean worlds. It is in these geographies, especially of France and Spain, that she writes most, especially on travel, food and wine, the outdoors and nature, spirituality, archaeology, and cross-cultural themes. Ms. Bahrami is the author of several travel books: Café Oc: A Nomad’s Tales of Magic, Mystery, and Finding Home in the Dordogne of Southwestern France; Café Neandertal: Excavating Our Past in One of Europe’s Most Ancient Places'; The Spiritual Traveler Spain: A Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes, and Historic Walking Guides Madrid. She also has written for Wine Enthusiast, Archaeology, Perceptive Travel, Expedition, Michelin Green Guides, and National Geographic books. Several of her essays have won awards in Travelers’ Tales’ annual travel writing contest.

Website: beebebahrami.weebly.com
Twitter: @BeebesFeast

The Golden Age of the American Newspaper
Room 2: Barn Commons at 2:00

Stephens Broening

The Life of Kings: The Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper (coeditors Frederic B. Hill and Stephens Broening)

Stephens Broening
The Life of Kings
Stephens Broening is the editor of The Life of Kings. He was Associated Press correspondent in Paris, Moscow and Lisbon from 1965 to 1976 before joining the Baltimore Sun as assistant city editor in 1976. In 1978 Mr. Broening was named the paper's first Op-Ed page editor, a post he held until 1985 when he was assigned to the Sun's Washington bureau as diplomatic correspondent. In 1990, he joined the International Herald-Tribune in Paris as a news editor and, in 1996, became a visiting scholar in history at Johns Hopkins University.

Frederic B. Hill

The Life of Kings: The Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper (coeditors Frederic B. Hill and Stephens Broening)

Frederic B. Hill
The Life of Kings
Frederic B. Hill was a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, including tours as bureau chief in London and Paris, covering Europe and southern Africa, before becoming an editorial writer for the Evening Sun. He was foreign affairs director for Maryland Senator Charles McC. Mathias Jr. in 1985 and 1986. Mr. Hill then established the State Department’s Office of Special Programs, which conducted policy planning exercises (war games) and roundtable discussions on security, political, economic, and global issues for State and key national security agencies from 1986 to 2006. He is the author of Ships, Swindlers and Scalded Hogs about the rise and fall of a mid-nineteenth-century Maine shipyard.

Tom Horton

Tom Horton
Tom Horton is a longtime environmental writer and author of several books on Chesapeake Bay. He is a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and teaches in the Environmental Studies Department at Salisbury University. He is currently working on a documentary film, High Tide in Dorchester, about sea level rise in Maryland’s lowest lying county. He is a columnist for the monthly Bay Journal, a publication devoted to coverage of Chesapeake Bay issues.

Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith
Moderator - Fraser Smith has been in the news business for over 30 years. He began his reportorial career with the Jersey Journal, a daily New Jersey newspaper and then moved on to the Providence Journal in Providence, RI. In 1969 Mr. Smith won a prestigious American Political Science Association Public Affairs Fellowship, which enabled him to devote a year to graduate study at Yale University. In 1977, he was hired by the Baltimore Sun where, in 1981, he moved to the newspaper's Washington bureau to focus on policy problems and their everyday effect on Marylanders. In 1983, Mr. Smith became the Sun's chief political reporter. During his career as a reporter, he was the recipient of numerous journalism awards. Mr. Smith now serves as a senior news analyst for WYPR in Baltimore.

First Women
Room 3: Science & Library Center, Rm101 at 12:00 noon


Kate Andersen Brower

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

Kate Andersen Brower
First Women
Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. Her new book, also a New York Times bestseller, First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies reveals what life is really like for the First Lady through interviews with the former First Ladies themselves and their family members, friends and political advisers. Ms. Anderson Brower spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and their two young children.
Website: www.katebrower.com
Twitter: @katebrower
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kateandersenbrowerauthor

Criminal Injustice
Room 1: Katharine Hall at 11:00 a.m.

Rabia Chaudry

Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After "Serial"

Rabia Chaudry

Photo by Hira Khan
Adnan's Story
Rabia Chaudry is a wife, mother, attorney, and currently a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researches the intersection of religion and violent extremism. Her regions of interest are Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. She received her J.D. from the George Mason School of Law and practiced immigration and civil rights law for over a decade. Ms. Chaudry is a 2016 Aspen Ideas Scholar, and a fellow of the Truman National Security Project, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is the public advocate of Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of Serial, the most popular podcast in history, and the co-producer and co-host of the podcast Undisclosed, which has over 70 million downloads. Ms. Chaudry is the recipient of the Truman National Security Project's 2015 Harry S. Truman Award for Communications & Media Influence, a 2015 Carnegie Corporation Great Immigrant, and the 2015 Healing & Hope award by the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.
Website: www.rabiachaudry.com
Twitter: @rabiasquared
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rabia.chaudry

Brian W. Stolarz

Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man

Brian W. Stolarz
Photo by Jennifer Morris
Grace and Justice on Death Row
Brian W. Stolarz is an award-winning criminal defense attorney and best-selling author. He is dedicated to pro bono service and received the Pro Bono Legal Service Award and the Caritas Award from Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Washington as well as the Light of Justice Award from Texas Defender Service. Mr. Stolarz served as counsel to Alfred Dewayne Brown, who was exonerated in June 2015 after serving 10 years on Texas’s death row. His work has been profiled in the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and on the Today Show. Mr. Stolarz’s book, Grace and Justice on Death Row, premiered on the Washington Post bestseller list for non-fiction. He is a partner at LeClair Ryan in Alexandria, VA.
Twitter: @brianstolarz

Jayne Miller

Jayne Miller
Moderator - Jayne Miller is a well-known reporter for WBAL-TV. She's been a reporter with the station for more than 30 years, first as a general assignment reporter, then as the Consumer Advocate with "11 on Your Side," and now as the chief investigative reporter with the 11 Investigates I-Team. Her work has earned national and regional awards in journalism. Ms. Miller won a 2016 DuPont award from Columbia Journalism School for her investigative work on the death of Freddie Gray. In 2012, she received a national Edward R. Murrow award for her investigative work about Maryland’s Judiciary. In 2011 and in 2007, Ms. Miller was named by Baltimore Magazine as one of the fifty most powerful people in the region. She lives in the city of Baltimore and is active in civic affairs.

Charm City Sports Stories
Room 3: Science & Library Center, Library at 3:00 p.m.

Alejandro Danois

The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball

Alejandro Danois

The Boys of Dunbar
Alejandro Danois is a native of Brooklyn, NY, who now lives in Baltimore. He earned a scholarship for talented minority students to attend Milton Academy in Massachusetts and later attended the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Danois is editor-in-chief of the Shadow League and a freelance sports and entertainment writer whose work has been published by the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Associated Press, Bleacher Report, Sporting News,Los Angeles Times, and Ebony magazine, among others. The Boys of Dunbar is his first book.
Twitter: @alidanois

Daniel A. Nathan

Baltimore Sports: Stories from Charm Citys

Daniel A. Nathan
Baltimore Sports
Daniel A. Nathan is a professor and chair of American studies at Skidmore College, the author of the award-winning Saying It’s So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal, and the editor of Rooting For the Home Team: Sport, Community and Identity and Baltimore Sports: Stories from Charm City. He is past president of the North American Society for Sport History and the recipient of several honors, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship.

Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd
Moderator - Brian Boyd has been a humanities teacher and athletic director for the past fifteen years at The Key School. As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, he served as the shortstop and captain of the varsity baseball team, helping to solidify his love of the game. Combining a love for discussion about shared texts and a love of sports makes this an ideal panel for him.

Fiction: Thrills and Chills
Room 2: Barn Commons at 11:00 a.m.

Jeffery Deaver

The Burial Hour (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

Jeffery Deaver

The Burial Hour

Jeffery Deaver is a former journalist, folksinger and attorney, as well as an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the Times of London, Italy’s Corriere della Sera, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into over twenty-five languages. He has sold 50 million books worldwide.

Website: www.jefferydeaver.co
Twitter: @JefferyDeaver
Facebook: @JefferyDeaver

John Gilstrap

Friendly Fire (A Jonathan Grave Thriller)

John Gilstrap
Friendly Fire
John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of thrillers such as Friendly Fire, Nick of Time, Against All Enemies, Threat Warning, and Six Minutes to Freedom. Four of his books have been purchased or optioned for the big screen. In addition, Mr. Gilstrap has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He will co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom, which will be filming this year. A frequent speaker at literary events, Mr. Gilstrap also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to the Smithsonian Institution. Outside of his writing life, he is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, weapons systems, hazardous materials, and fire behavior.

Daniel Palmer

Forgive Me

Daniel Palmer
Forgive Me
Daniel Palmer is the author of eight critically acclaimed suspense novels and a short story writer. He considers himself an accidental novelist who first began his career as a musician, having spent several years performing in the Boston club scene and releasing two CDs. Mr. Palmer has had success in the technology field as well, helping pioneer the first generation of websites, most notably Barnes & Noble. With techcentric themes, his novels focus on ordinary men pitted against extraordinary circumstances. Mr. Palmer holds a master’s degree from Boston University and lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

Matthew Palmer

The Wolf of Sarajevo

Matthew Palmer
The Wolf of Sarajevo
Moderator - Matthew Palmer is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, currently serving as the director for multilateral affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of Asian and Pacific Affairs. He has worked as a diplomat all over the world, but his ties to the Balkans are especially deep. In addition to a serving as the desk officer for rump Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) through the end of the 1999 Kosovo conflict, Mr. Palmer was posted twice to the American Embassy in Belgrade, initially as a first-tour officer at the height of the war in Bosnia and, more recently, as political counselor. In that position, he played a leading role in securing the “April 19 Agreement” that started Serbia and Kosovo down the road toward normalization. Mr. Palmer speaks fluent Serbo-Croatian, and his many experiences in the region served as inspiration for The Wolf of Sarajevo.

Income Inequality in Today's America
Room 1: Katharine Hall at 10:00 a.m.

Stefanie DeLuca

Coming of Age in the Other America (coauthors Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Kathryn J. Edin)

Stefanie DeLuca
Coming of Age in the Other America
Stefanie DeLuca is an associate professor of sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research uses sociological perspectives to inform education and housing policy and she was awarded a William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Award to study residential mobility, neighborhoods and family life among very poor families in the South. Dr. DeLuca is currently working on a mixed-methods study examining the effects of Baltimore housing programs on long-term neighborhood and school quality, as well as children’s educational outcomes. She contributes regularly to national and local media, including the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, Education Week, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and National Public Radio. Dr. DeLuca’s work has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Public Policy Analysis and Management, Annual Review of Sociology, and American Educational Research Journal, and she has presented her work as part of an exhibit at the National Museum of American History. She was appointed to a MacArthur Foundation research network on the effects of housing on young children, as a fellow at the Century Foundation, and as a member of the policy advisory board at the Reinvestment Fund. Dr. DeLuca earned her Ph.D. in human development and social policy at Northwestern University, and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology at the University of Chicago.
Website: povertyinequalityresearchlab.org
Twitter: @Stefanie_DeLuca

Kathryn J. Edin

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America (coauthor H. Luke Shaefer)

 Kathryn J. Edin

Photo by Aaron Clamage
$2.00 A Day
Kathryn J. Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, working in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family life and neighborhood contexts. The hallmark of her research is her direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income women, men and children. Dr. Edin has authored six books and some fifty journal articles and is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Formerly, she was professor of public policy and management at the Harvard Kennedy School and chair of the multidisciplinary program in inequality and social policy. Dr. Edin is a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Network on Housing and Families with Young Children and a past member of the MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy.
Website: www.twodollarsaday.com

Stacia L. Brown

 Stacia L. Brown

Moderator - Stacia L. Brown Moderator is a writer, mother and audio producer based in Baltimore. She is the creator and host of the award-winning local history podcast, The Rise of Charm City, which airs on Morgan State University's public radio station, WEAA 88.9 FM. Ms. Brown also produces Hope Chest, a personal audio essay podcast. Her writing has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, New Republic, and various other publications.
Twitter: @slb79, @riseofcharmcity
Podcast:riseofcharmcity.com
Website: stacialbrown.com

Veterans and Civilians on Iraq and Afghanistan
Room 3: Science & Library Center, Rom 101 at 11:00 a.m.

Dario DiBattista

Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan

Dario DiBattista
Retire the Colors
Moderator - Dario DiBattista is the editor of Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan. His work has appeared in the Washingtonian, New York Times, Washington Post, Connecticut Review, and many other publications. He has served as a commentator for NPR and the BBC, and been profiled in the New York Times.
Website: www.dariodibattista.com
Twitter: @dariodibattista


Colin D. Halloran

Colin D. Halloran
Colin D. Halloran is a poet, essayist, photographer, artist, and author. His memoir-in-verse Shortly Thereafter recounts time on the front lines of Afghanistan.

Lauren Kay Halloran

Lauren Kay Halloran
Lauren Kay Halloran is a former Air Force public affairs officer in Mali and reconstruction work in Afghanistan. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Pleiades, O-Dark-Thirty, Cobalt Review, Mason’s Road, Spry Literary Journal, 20 Something Magazine, Glamour, and the anthology Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.

Eva KL Miller

Eva KL Miller
Eva KL Miller is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in such venues as the Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine and various anthologies. By day, she writes and edits for an association magazine. Ms. Miller earned a master's in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Silver Spring with her former Marine husband and her daughter.

Stewart Moss

Stewart Moss
Stewart Moss is the former executive director of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda where he helped establish creative writing programs for adult immigrants and members of the military. Prior to that, he worked as an educator and fundraiser in educational institutions around the country. Mr. Moss taught literature and creative writing in both the USA and abroad; Scotland, Greece, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, and Nepal are among the countries in which he’s lived and worked. His essays and poems have been published in books and journals. Mr. Moss has also been featured in "The Poet and the Poem" podcasts at the Library of Congress. He’s a native of Boston and resides in Annapolis.

The Gourmet Kitchen
Room 5: Manse Addition at 3:00 p.m.

Jennifer Farley

The Gourmet Kitchen

Jennifer Farley
Photo by Emily Goodstein
The Gourmet Kitchen
Jennifer Farley is the writer, food photographer and stylist behind "Savory Simple," a blog dedicated to everyday gourmet recipes for the home cook. She graduated from the culinary arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef and cooking instructor. Ms. Farley currently works as a full-time recipe developer and food photographer in Bethesda, MD, where she lives with her husband. She’s a regular contributor for numerous publications and brands including eHow, Food52, Edible DC, The Kitchn, Parade Magazine, Wisconsin Cheese, and Bob’s Red Mills. Her first cookbook is The Gourmet Kitchen. Website: www.savorysimple.net Twitter: twitter.com/SavorySimple Instagram: instagram.com/savorysimple Facebook: facebook.com/savorysimple

Seton Rossini

Seton Rossini
Moderator - Seton Rossini is a baker, blogger, award-winning designer, and a former design director at Food & Wine magazine. Her whimsical pastry creations have been featured in the windows of Macy’s, she’s competed on a Food Network Challenge, and demonstrated her succulent cupcakes on ABC's The Chew. Ms. Rossini's cookbook Sweet Envy: Deceptively Easy Desserts, Designed to Steal the Show was published in October 2015. Her blog "Pixel Whisk" was inspired by a love of all things sweet. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York City, she continues to art direct and design on a daily basis. After living thirteen years in New York, she now lives in her hometown of Annapolis with her husband and son. Website: www.setonrossini.com Twitter: @pixelwhisk Blog: www.pixel-whisk.com Become Your Best Self with Jonathan FieldsRoom 3: Science & Library Center, Rm 101 at 10:00 a.m.

Jonathan Fields

How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom

Jonathan Fields
How to Live a Goodlife
Jonathan Fields is a New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, teacher, and strategist who founded a number of game-changing wellness-companies, taught thousands of students, and led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation. His new book, How to Live a Good Life, offers a gateway to a life of meaning, connection and vitality. Mr. Fields runs a mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he produces a top-rated podcast channel and video series with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views and downloads. He regularly keynotes at events and has been featured widely in the media, including the New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Yoga Journal, SELF, Allure, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and FastCompany, Inc. Website: www.goodlifeproject.com

Sarah Judd

Sarah Judd
Moderator - Sarah Judd is the Middle School learning specialist at The Key School, where she has worked since 2005. She has an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in learning disabilities from Northwestern University. Having worked in independent schools for nearly thirty years, she knows the value of a good life and is thrilled to be moderating Mr. Fields's presentation.


In the Great Green Room: A Biography of Margaret Wise BrownRoom 4: Science & Library Center, Library at 2:00 p.m.

Amy Gary

In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown

Amy Gary
In The Great Green Room
Amy Gary discovered unpublished manuscripts and songs from Margaret Wise Brown, author of Good Night Moon, tucked away in a trunk in the attic of Margaret Brown’s sister’s barn in 1990. Since then, Ms. Gary has catalogued, edited and researched all of the author’s writings. Her work on Margaret Brown has been covered in Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly and on NPR. Ms. Gary was formerly the director of publishing at Lucasfilm and headed the publishing department at Pixar Animation studios. In addition to writing, she packages books for retailers and publishers. In that capacity, she has worked with Sam’s Wholesale, Books-a-Million, Sterling Publishers, and Charles Schultz Creative Associates. Website: margaretwisebrown.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmyGaryAuthor/ Twitter: @MargaretWiseB

Paula Morse

Paula Morse
Moderator - Paula Morse has been the First School Division Head at The Key School since 2015 where she oversees the Key-Wee, Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classrooms. She holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and a M.A. from the University of Michigan. Ms. Morse began her teaching career as a learning specialist in Montgomery and Fairfax Counties and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School before moving to Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School. At Beauvoir, she was appointed the Early Childhood Division Director. A position she held for 15 years. A History of Guns in AmericaRoom 2: Barn Commons at 3:00 p.m.

Pamela Haag

The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of the American Gun Culture

Pamela Haag
The Gunning of America
Pamela Haag is an award-winning essayist, historian and nonfiction author. The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture is her third book. She has published works on a wide range of topics in a variety of forums, including The American Scholar, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Times (London), Slate, Michigan Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, Time, and many others. The Gunning of America and Marriage Confidential both received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. Dr. Haag has discussed her work on hundreds of radio and television programs, including the Diane Rehm Show , the Today show, MSNBC, C-Span's AfterWords, the CBS Sunday morning show, and WNYC's The Takeaway. In addition to her writing, she has a freelance developmental editing business. Dr. Haag has a Ph.D. in history from Yale University, an M.F.A. from Goucher, and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. Website: www.pamelahaag.com

Peter Manseau

Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray Bullets and Bad Luck

Peter Manseau
Melancholy Accidents
Peter Manseau is the author of seven books, including the memoir Vows, the novel Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, the travelogue Rag and Bone, and the history One Nation Under Gods. He lives in Annapolis and works in Washington, where he is the curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Institution. Website: petermanseau.com

James B. Astrachan

James B. Astrachan
Moderator - James B. Astrachan is a Life Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He has been an adjunct professor since 1979, teaching intellectual property courses at the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Schools of Law, and University of Baltimore Graduate School of Communications Design. Mr. Astrachan also taught copyright law for several years at both the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland. In 2016, he wrote and taught a course called Gun Control and the Second Amendment at Johns Hopkins University and Washington College. Mr. Astrachan is a trustee of the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc. and director of the Free State Legal Project, Inc. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her MarkRoom 5: Manse Addition at 11:00 a.m.

Debbie Levy

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Debbie Levy
I Dissent
Debbie Levy is the award-winning author of many books of nonfiction and fiction for young people, including Soldier Song; The Year of Goodbyes; Dozer’s Run, and, of course, I Dissent, which received the 2017 Sydney Taylor Award and the 2016 National Jewish Book Award, among other honors. A former lawyer and newspaper editor, she holds a bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, and a law degree and master’s degree in world politics from the University of Michigan. She lives in Maryland with her husband. Website: debbielevybooks.com/ Twitter: @debbielevybooks Facebook: www.facebook.com/debbie.levy.79 Fiction: Coming of AgeRoom 4: Science & Library Center, Library at 11:00 a.m.

Louis Bayard

Lucky Strikes

Louis Bayard
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Louis Bayard's affinity for bygone eras can be felt in both his recent young-adult novel, the highly praised Lucky Strikes, and in his string of critically acclaimed adult historical thrillers, which include Roosevelt's Beast, The School of Night, The Black Tower, The Pale Blue Eye, and Mr. Timothy. A New York Times Notable author, Mr. Bayard has been nominated for both the Edgar® and Dagger awards. He is also a nationally recognized essayist and critic whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Salon. Mr. Bayard is on the faculty of the Yale Writers Conference and is the author of the popular Downton Abbey recaps for the New York Times. Twitter: @louisbayard Facebook: @Louis Bayard the Author

Suzanne Feldman

Absalom's Daughters

Suzanne Feldman
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Suzanne Feldman is the recipient of the Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and a finalist for the Bakeless Prize in fiction. She holds an M.A. in fiction from Johns Hopkins University and a B..FA. in art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author of award-winning science fiction titles such as Speaking Dreams and The Annunciate, published under the pen name, Severna Park. Her short fiction has appeared in Narrative, the Missouri Review, Gargoyle, and other literary journals. She lives in Frederick, MD. Website: absalomsdaughters/suzannefeldman Twitter: @Suzanne21702

Bethanne Patrick

Bethanne Patrick
Moderator - Bethanne Patrick is the author of The Books that Changed My Life, An Uncommon History of Common Things (coauthor John Thompson), and An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy. She is a contributing editor at the Literary Hub. Ms. Patrick's essays, reviews and interviews appear in various publications, including the Washington Post, Virginia Quarterly, O the Oprah Magazine, and many more. In 2009, she created #FridayReads, which continues to attract thousands of readers on social media around the world every week. Historical FictionRoom 4: Science & Library Center, Library at 10:00 a.m.

Marie Benedict

The Other Einstein

Marie Benedict
The Other Einstein
Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. She is a graduate of Boston College with a focus in history and art history, and a graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Ms. Benedict dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with The Other Einstein, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. Writing as Heather Terrell, Ms. Benedict also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare. Website: MarieBenedict

Greer Macallister

Girl in Disguise

Greer Macallister
Girl in Disguise
Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright, and novelist who earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from American University. Her debut novel The Magician's Lie was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films. Her new novel Girl in Disguise, about America's first female private detective, is coming in March 2016. Website: greermacallister.com Twitter: @thadygreer

Erika Robuck

Erika Robuck
Moderator - Erika Robuck is the national bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl, Call Me Zelda, Fallen Beauty, The House of Hawthorne, and Receive Me Falling. She is also a contributor to the anthology Grand Central: Postwar Stories of Love and Reunion, to the writing craft book, Author in Progress, and to the Writer Unboxed Blog. Ms. Robuck has her own blog, Muse, and is a member of the Hawthorne, Historical Novel, Hemingway, and Millay Societies. In 2014, she was named Annapolis’ Author of the Year. Ms. Robuck resides in Annapolis with her husband and three sons. UnhookedRoom 5: Manse Addition at 11:30 a.m.

Lisa Maxwell

Unhooked

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Unhooked
Lisa Maxwell is the author of Unhooked, Sweet Unrest and The Gathering Deep. She grew up in Akron, OH, and has a Ph.D. in English. She’s worked as a teacher, scholar, bookseller, editor, and writer. When she’s not writing books, she’s a professor at a local college. She now lives near Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons. Her next book is The Last Magician, a historical fantasy set in old New York about a talented time-traveling thief who must stop the Magician from destroying an ancient Book that could save all of magic. Website: www.lisa-maxwell.com Twitter: @lisamaxwellYA Instagram: @lisamaxwell13 Maryland's Chesapeake: How the Bay Shaped a CuisineRoom 5: Manse Addition at 1:00 p.m.

Kathy Wielech Patterson and Neal Patterson

Maryland's Chesapeake: How the Bay and Its Bounty Shaped a Cuisine

Neal Patterson
Maryland's Cheapeake
Kathy Wielech Patterson and Neal Patterson are life-long Baltimoreans who enjoy eating and writing and writing about eating). Ms. Wielech Patterson has composed everything from jewelry appraisals to auction catalogs to perfume reviews, but food writing is her true love. She's done pieces for outlets such as Baltimore Magazine and Food Republic. Mr. Patterson was a writer in the financial industry for many years, however, he is primarily a novelist. He's contributed to the anthologies The Dead Walk! and Hey Kids, Comics!, and the website Channel 37: Serial Science Fiction from the Distant Reaches of UHF. Mr. Patterson is also the author of The Codename: Carla Casebook. Together the two are also the authors of Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore and Baltimore Chef’s Table. The Pattersons live in Baltimore County with their dog, Milo. Blog: www.minxeats.com

Keith Long

Keith Long
Keith Long, executive chef at Harvest Wood Grill + Tap in Annapolis, was born in Texas but raised in Annapolis. This lifelong exposure to the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay has made seafood his favorite thing to cook, to the good fortune of Marylanders. Chef Long's cuisine is bold and creative, and while he’s not afraid of using the occasional modernist technique, he always shows the utmost respect for the ingredients he works with. “I love the history behind classic dishes, and while honoring the past I like to put my own twist on something to make the familiar unexpected.”

Dave Pow

Dave Pow
Moderator - Dave Pow was born and raised in the greater Boston area. He attended Hobart College in Upstate New York and earned a B.A. in psychology. But Chef Pow's love of food and cooking led him to study at the Culinary Institute of America. Over the next 16 years, Chef Pow cut his chops in the kitchens of Memphis and Washington, DC, blending his French cuisine training with his passion for the flavors and specialties of New England, the Eastern Shore and Southern Cuisine. He moved to Annapolis in 2006 and later opened Soul and the Blue Rooster Café. All American BoysRoom 3: Science & Library Center, Rm 101 at 2:00 p.m.

Jason Reynolds

All American Boys (coauthors Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely)

Jason Reynolds
Photo by Kia Chenelle
All American Boys
Jason Reynolds is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent and the Coretta Scott King Honor for Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely). As Brave as You, his middle grade debut was a Time Book of the Year and, Ghost, the first book in his middle grade Track series was a Kirkus Prize winner.

Twitter: jasonreynolds83
Instagram: jasonreynolds83
Website: JasonWritesBooks.com

Brendan Kiely

All American Boys (coauthors Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely)

Brendan Kiely
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All American Boys
Brendan Kiely is the author, with Jason Reynolds, of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor book All American Boys. His debut novel, The Gospel of Winter, has been published in ten languages, was selected as one of the American Library Association’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015, and was a Kirkus Reviews selection for the Best of 2014. Mr. Kiely is also the author of The Last True Love Story. He received his M.F.A. from the City College of New York. Originally from the Boston area, Mr. Kiely now lives with his wife in Greenwich Village. Website: BrendanKiely.com Fair Labor LawyerRoom 2: Barn Commons at 10:00 a.m.

Marlene Trestman

Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin

Marlene Trestman Photo by Harry Connolly
Fair Labor Lawyer
Marlene Trestman served as a former special assistant to the Maryland Attorney General, where she enforced consumer protection laws governing tobacco, alcohol and internet safety, and twice earned Exceptional Service awards. Ms. Trestman has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, and the American Jewish Archives for her writing, and earned a literary award from the Supreme Court Historical Society. She lives in Baltimore and enjoys visiting her native New Orleans. Website: www.marlenetrestman.com

Paula A. Monopoli

Paula Monopoli
Moderator - Paula A. Monopoli is the Sol & Carlyn Hubert Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law and the founding director of its Women, Leadership & Equality Program. Professor Monopoli received a B.A from Yale College in 1980, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983. She teaches in the area of property, trusts and estates and gender and the law. Professor Monopoli has published widely and is a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of inheritance law and the intersection of gender and constitutional design. The Art and Craft of Short Fiction: A WorkshopRoom 4: Science & Library Center, Library at 1:00 p.m.

Sybil Baker

Sybil Baker

Sybil Baker is the author of three books of fiction, Into This World, Talismans, and The Life Plan. as well as her new book Immigration Essays. Her short fiction has appeared in many publications including Guernica, Prime Number and Prime Mincer. Ms. Baker is a 2012 and 2014 MakeWork grantee and received a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist's Fellowship for 2017. A UC Foundation Associate Professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she is also on faculty at the Yale Writers' Conference and is fiction editor at Drunken Boat.

Margaret Hutton

Margaret Hutton

Margaret Hutton has her short fiction published in several magazines including the Sun, the Chattahoochee Review, Artful Dodge, the South Carolina Review, and, most recently, in the fiction anthology Abundant Grace. She graduated with honors in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned an M.F.A. from George Mason University where she was named the Heritage Writer for distinguished fiction. Currently, Ms. Hutton is working on a novel. She lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and teenage daughter.

Richard McCann

Richard McCann

Richard McCann is the author of the linked stories Mother of Sorrows and other works of fiction and poetry. He has received numerous grants and awards, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, Yaddo, and the McDowell Colony. Mr. McCann received his M.A. in creative writing and modern literature from Hollins University and his Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Iowa. He grew up in Silver Spring, MD and now lives in Washington, DC, where he teaches in the M.F.A. program in creative writing at American University.

Barbara Klein Moss

Barbara Klein Moss

Barbara Klein Moss is a graduate of the Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program for Writers. Her collection of stories, Little Edens, was published by W.W. Norton in 2004. Ms. Klein Moss's fiction has appeared in New England Review, the Georgia Review, the Missouri Review, and Southwest Review, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2001. Her stories have been shortlisted for the O. Henry Prize and the Best American Short Stories 2002 and twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize collections. Ms. Klein Moss has received a fellowship in creative writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Bread Loaf fellowship, a MacDowell fellowship, two Individual Artist awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and an Annie Literary Arts Award from the Anne Arundel County Arts Council. Her debut novel, The Language of Paradise, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She lives in Annapolis.

Dini Duran Karasik

Dini Duran Karasik
Moderator - Dini Duran Karasik is a Mexican-American lawyer and writer whose work has appeared in several literary journals, including the Más Tequila Review, Kweli Journal, Bartleby Snopes, the Butter and Literal Magazine. Her story Amalia on the Border was a finalist in the Texas Observer's 2013 Short Story Contest. She is also the recipient of a 2016 Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Individual Artist Award. She is the founding editor of Origins Literary Journal and, in October 2016, she launched The Writer's Loft, a consulting and creative writing firm in Kensington, MD. Twitter: @dinikarasik Do Not Open the Box!Room 5: Manse Addition at 10:30 p.m.

Timothy Young

Do Not Open the Box

Timothy Young
Do Not Open The Box

Timothy Young has been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director, and graphic designer. He has designed for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, the Muppets, The Simpsons, Disney, and Universal Studios. Mr. Young is the author/illustrator of picture books including Do Not Open The Box, The Angry Little Puffin and the highly acclaimed I Hate Picture Books!. He has also illustrated books with other authors including Just One Thing! He lives with his family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Twitter: @TimSYoung Facebook: www.facebook.com/timothy.young.author The Ravens Mascot PoeArea 8: Amphitheater at 12:00 noon

Poe

Poe's Road Trip to Ravens Gameday

Poe the Raven's Mascot
Poe's Road Trip to Ravens Gameday
Many summers ago, on a hot, steamy August day in Baltimore, the official mascot of the Baltimore Ravens finally hatched! Poe immediately made a home in Baltimore, and has loved the Ravens ever since. For the better part of the Ravens' existence, Poe has enjoyably and excitedly led the Ravens onto the field for every Ravens' home game. When not cheering on his favorite team in purple, Poe can be found bringing fun and hugs to area schools, birthday parties, hospitals, and more! Twitter: @ravens Facebook: www.facebook.com/baltimoreravens Instagram: ravens witter: @ravens Website: www.baltimoreravens.com