Please note, the list of participants is constantly being updated. Check back often for additions, changes and cancellations.
Emily Gary is vocalist, bass player, and co-writer of the Goodnight Songs series, featuring lyrics by world-renowned children’s author, Margaret Wise Brown.
Lamar Giles, author of the YA thrillers Endangered and Fake ID, which was a 2015 Edgar Award nominee, is a speaker and founding member of We Need Diverse Books. He resides in Chesapeake, Va. with his wife.
Maggie Guggenheimer is assistant to the president and the communications officer at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She is the former director of the Piedmont Council for the Arts.
Laura Lee Gulledge, author of Page by Paige and Will & Whit, is a young adult graphic novelist who has been nominated for the Eisner and Harvey Awards. She is an artist, writer, educator, and Agent of Whimsy with roots in Charlottesville.