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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Cameron Conaway is a writer and fighter trying to tread lightly and make good things with words. His diverse background as a former mixed martial arts fighter, award-winning journalist and poet, K-College educator, world traveler and mindfulness practitioner has given him the toughness to push forward, the empathy to care and the perspective to think differently. TheModernTeam.com. His work as a journalist has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Guardian, and has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Reporting Project, the United Nations Foundation, Rotary International and the Wellcome Trust. Cameron is the author of five books. His latest, “Chittagong: Poems & Essays,” was praised by the Child Labor Coalition, and “Malaria, Poems” was named to NPR's Best Books of 2014 list. He has taught creative writing at Penn State University, on the Tohono O’Odham Native American Reservation, at Ottawa University and with Johns Hopkins CTY, among others. As a speaker, he has been trusted to deliver with integrity, passion and authenticity for Al Jazeera America, HuffPost Live, and Dartmouth College, among others. Join his Tribe: Bitly.com/WarriorPoet
Christina Cook is the author of A Strange Insomnia (Aldrich Press, 2016), Ricochet (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, 2016), and Lake Effect (Finishing Line Press), which won the 2012 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. Her poems, translations, essays, and book reviews have appeared in numerous journals, including Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Christina holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA from the University of Cincinnati. She works as a writer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Communications.