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Mark Edmundson, author of Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals, is professor of English at the University of Virginia.
Alvin Edwards has served as pastor at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville since 1981. He is also a former mayor of Charlottesville, and has served on a multitude of community boards.
Ansel Elkins, author of Blue Yodel, won the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Her poems have appeared in The American Scholar, The Believer, Oxford American, and VQR. She is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Jan Ellison has had to cancel her participation.
Jan Ellison is the author of the novel, A Small Indiscretion, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. She is an O. Henry Prize winner and a graduate of Stanford University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty years and their four children.
Jennifer Elvgren, author of The Whispering Town, is a former print journalist. Her children’s fiction has received The Andersen Prize, The Américas Award, a Jane Addams Honor Book Award, and a Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award.
Laura Eve Engel‘s work has appeared in The Awl, Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Tin House and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing, she is the residential program director of the UVa Young Writers Workshop.
Coleman Engle, the artist behind Steven Universe, was raised in Virginia and currently lives in Richmond.
Mark Essig, author of Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig and Edison and the Electric Chair: A Story of Light and Death, holds a PhD in U.S. History from Cornell and a BA in English and Religious Studies from UVa.
Stephanie Evanovich, author of The Total Package, is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during community theater projects. She attended New York’s School of Film and Television, is an avid sports fan, and also holds a black belt in tae kwon do.
Stacey Evans began her photographic career in the middle school as yearbook photographer. She went studied photography at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently, Evans works as an artist, educator, and commercial photographer.