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Wilma Daugherty was born in East Palestine, Ohio. She was one of seven children growing up in a household surrounded by books and music. After graduating from high school in Alliance, Ohio, she attended Grove City College in western Pennsylvania. There, she met her husband Bill. They were married for fifty years. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, she has two children, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Wilma has been a gifted storyteller her whole life, and a writer for nearly as long.
Karin Cecile Davidson's stories have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Passages North, Post Road, Iron Horse Literary Review, New Delta Review, storySouth, and elsewhere. Her awards include a 2015 residency at The Studios of Key West, a 2014 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, a 2012 Orlando Prize for Short Fiction, the 2012 Waasmode Short Fiction Prize, and a 2012 Peter Taylor Fellowship. Her fiction has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net, as well as shortlisted in several writing competitions, including the Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize, the Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition, and the Bridport Prize. She has an MFA from Lesley University and is the Interviews Editor for Newfound Journal. Her writing can be found at karinceciledavidson.com.
Jen Dempsey lives in Ohio, where she directs a university writing center. A graduate of University of Maryland's MFA program and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jen was named 2014 Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park. She is also Editor of Fire Tetrahedron: Journal of Poetry & Art. When she is not teaching or writing, Jen travels across the US, Asia, and Europe, continuing her research and poetry on the relationship between land and myth.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Danielle Cadena Deulen is a poet and essayist. Her collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, published with the University of Arkansas Press in 2011, won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and the Utah Book Award. Her memoir, The Riots, published with University of Georgia Press in 2011, won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction as well as the GLCA New Writers Award. Formerly, she was a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in Ohio where she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs at the University of Cincinnati.