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Bernard Hankins

Bernard Hankins is a musician, filmmaker, spoken word poet, and creative catalyst. He lives in Charlottesville. and teaches workshops for adults and children on Hip Hop, poetry, and creative identity. He is co-founder of Cypher, an idea-generation and branding consulting venture.

Speaker's Website Genre: Children/Youth

Stephen Harding

Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II

Stephen Harding, author of Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II and the New York Times bestseller, The Last Battle, is a longtime military-affairs journalist, and is the editor-in-chief of Military History magazine.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Genre: Non-Fiction

Claudrena Harold

The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration

Claudrena Harold is an associate professor in the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African-American and African Studies and the Corcoran Department of History, where she teaches Black Studies, African American history, and U.S. Labor history.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Sharon Harrigan

Sharon Harrigan has published more than four dozen essays and stories, in VQR, Narrative, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She won the Joyce Horton Johnson Award from Key West Literary Seminars and the Kinder Award from Pleiades. She teaches at WriterHouse.

Speaker's Website Genre: Fiction

Lyall Harris

A Year in Books; 52 Weeks, 52 Books

Lyall F. Harris is an award-winning artist, published creative and critical writer, and arts educator. She received an MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College. Her work can be found in many Special Collection libraries across the United States.

Speaker's Website Genre: Poetry, Publishing

Sara Haviland

James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson, is assistant professor of history at St. Francis College. She has contributed chapters to Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement and Red Activists and Black Freedom.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Proal Heartwell

A Game of Catch

Proal Heartwell, author of A Game of Catch, is the co-founder and co-director of Village School, a middle school for girls in Charlottesville. He is also the author of Goronwy and Me: A Narrative of Two Lives.

Speaker's Website Genre: Children/Youth

William Heath

William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest

William Heath, author of William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest, a work of history, has also published three novels: The Children Bob Moses Led, Devil Dancer, and Blacksnake’s Path, as well as a book of poetry, The Walking Man, and fifteen scholarly essays. He lives in Frederick, Md.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Bruce Hillman

The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History

Bruce Hillman, author of The Man Who Stalked Einstein, is professor and former Chair of Radiology at UVa. He has published a number of short stories in literary journals and a book explaining medical imaging for lay readers. Einstein is his first book of creative non-fiction.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Speaker's Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Bethany Hoang

The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance

Bethany Hanke Hoang, co-author of The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance, serves as special advisor and founding director for International Justice Mission’s Institute for Biblical Justice. She holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Robert Holet

Rev. Robert Holet serves as pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Charlottesville, Va., and in a number of interfaith, educational, and community organizations locally.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Hilary Holladay

Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation

Hilary Holladay, author of Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation, is a poet and fiction writer as well as a scholar of modern and contemporary American literature. She lives in Orange County, Va.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Genre: Non-Fiction

Anne Holton

Anne Holton is the Virginia Secretary of Education. Holton is a proud product of Virginia’s public school system, and in 1970, she and her family helped to integrate Richmond City Public Schools. Holton earned her degrees from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She has also served as Virginia’s First Lady and program director for Great Expectations, a program of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.

Speaker's Website Genre: Children/Youth

David Huddle

The Faulkes Chronicle

David Huddle, author of the poetry collection, Dream Sender, and the novel, The Faulkes Chronicle, is from Ivanhoe, Va., and taught at the University of Vermont for 38 years. In 2012, his novel, Nothing Can Make Me Do This, won the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction.

Speaker's Facebook Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Dwight Hughes

A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah

Dwight Hughes, author of A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served twenty years as a Navy surface warfare officer on many oceans. Building on a lifetime of study in naval history, he lives and writes in Nokesville, Va.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction