15th Annual Writers Conference Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Columbus State Community College Workforce Development Center 315 Cleveland Avenue Columbus, Ohio
The conference is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.
Keynote Speaker: Bianca Spriggs
Bianca Lynne Spriggs is an award-winning writer and multidisciplinary artist from
Lexington, Kentucky. An Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University, Bianca
is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Call Her By Her Name (Northwestern
University Press, 2016) and The Galaxy Is a Dance Floor (Argos Books, 2016). She is
the co-editor of three poetry anthologies, most recently Undead: Ghouls, Ghosts &
More (Apex Publications, 2017) and the forthcoming Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian
Poets (University of Kentucky Press, 2018).
Sandee Hemphill, Joan Petrusky, Susanne Jaffe, Jen Knox, Mary Quade, Emily Hitchcock,
Cris Harris, Brad Pauquette, Rob Price, Su Flatt.
Book Fair Participants
Blood Pudding Press Columbus Press Columbus Creative Cooperative Dayton Poetry Slam Gatekeeper Press GEM Writers Hiram Review Streetlight Guild The Poet's Haven Press Whiskey Island Writers Block Poetry Omowale Crowder Sandee L. Hemphill Cecily King Sandy Latimer Deonte Osayande Cynthia Rosi