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Fiction Writer, Poet
Reginald Gibbons is the author of nine full-length volumes of poetry, two chapbooks, a novel, a collection of very short fiction, and numerous translations and edited books. He teaches at Northwestern University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Amy Guth’s expertise is at the intersection of digital media with journalism and literature. Guth co-writes a social media column for Tribune newspapers, holds the digital VP chair on the board for Association for Women Journalists Chicago, is author of the novel “Three Fallen Women,” and is a mentor-editor at The Op-Ed Project. Previously, she served as digital editor for Chicago Tribune's books section, where she covered the then-rise of digital publishing and literature. In 2007, she founded Pilcrow, a small press literary festival. She is also co-host of the Chicago reading series RUI: Reading Under The Influence.
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Oak Park, IL
Allison Hantschel is a 10-year veteran of the newspaper business. She publishes First Draft, a journalism and politics blog, with her partners Adrastos and Jude. She is the author of It Doesn’t End With Us: The Story of the Daily Cardinal (2008, Heritage Books) and Chicago’s Historic Irish Pubs (with Mike Danahey) (2011, Arcadia Books). She also edited the anthology Special Plans: The Blogs on Douglas Feith and the Faulty Intelligence That Led to War (2005, William, James & Co.). Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Daily Southtown, Sirens Magazine, and Alternet. She lives in Chicago with her husband, three pet ferrets, and approximately 60 tons of books.