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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.