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Miriam Sagan

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon), which just won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement in 2017.

Randon Billings Noble

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her essay collection Be with Me Always is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in 2019, and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in June 2017. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, listed as Notable in The Best American Essays, and appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere.

JD Hegarty

JD Hegarty is a lawyer, a poet, and essayist, who lives in Saint Paul with two loud grey cats and plays Dungeons and Dragons on alternating Tuesdays. JD is a new graduate of Hamline's MFA program. Their work can be found in White Stag and in the Red Bird Chapbook, On Passing.

Jessica Roeder

Jessica Roeder was born in Chicago and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in magazines including Threepenny Review, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, and AGNI. Honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and a McKnight Artist Fellowship. She teaches writing and dance.

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Carolyn Agee

Carolyn Agee is an actress, author and spoken word performer living on the Puget Sound. When she isn’t suffering from existential depression, she enjoys petrichor, unknown forest trails and intimate gatherings of kindred spirits.

Her publication credits include the “Ever Silence Menacing” (Mount Analogue -- Political Pamphlet Series, 2016) and the forthcoming YA novella "The Ambiguous Tides of Saudade" (Wolfsinger Publications, 2017).

Beth Mayer

Beth Mayer’s fiction has appeared in The Threepenny ReviewThe Sun Magazine, and elsewhere. She was a finalist in The Missouri Review’s 2016 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize contest in fiction. Beth is a Loft Mentor Series Winner in Fiction for 2015-16. Her short story collection was named a 2015 finalist for the Many Voices Project with New Rivers Press. Beth holds an MFA from Hamline University, coordinates the Creative Writing Certificate at Century College, and lives in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Don Brunnquell

Don Brunnquell is a psychologist and bioethicist as well as poet. He believes reading and writing poetry has helped him remain centered in the abundant experiences of living. 

Haley Lasché

Haley Lasché is a RYT-200 certified yoga teacher and a college writing instructor. Her poems have appeared in lit mags, anthologies and websites such as Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, Hartskill Review and Dossier Journal. She has her MFA from Hamline University.

Nancy Christensen

After retirement, Nancy Christensen took a writing survey course at The Loft Literary Center and got hooked on poetry. She considers the discipline of the writing group and the support of fellow writers a wellspring of immeasurable benefit in honing craft.

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