Participants

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Preston Lauterbach

Beale Street Dynasty

Preston Lauterbach, author of Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin’ Circuit, chronicles the relationship between vice, power, and American culture. The Chitlin’ Circuit was recognized as a book of the year by the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and NPR.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Edward Lengel

First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation's—Prosperity

Edward G. Lengel, author of First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation’s—Prosperity, is the director of the Papers of George Washington at UVa, the author of three books, and a regular contributor to numerous history journals.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Thomas Levenson

The Hunt for Vulcan: And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe

Thomas Levenson is a professor at MIT and head of its science writing program. He is the author of several books, including Einstein in Berlin and Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist. Levenson has also made ten feature-length documentaries.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Philip Levy

George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape

Philip Levy, author of George Washington Written Upon the Land, is professor of history at the University of South Florida and was co-director of the National Geographic Society team that discovered and excavated George Washington’s boyhood home.

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

Deborah Lewis

There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments & the Healing Power of Humor

Deborah Lewis, contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, is a United Methodist campus minister who serves as director of the Wesley Foundation at UVa. She blogs at Snow Day.

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

Robert Llewellyn

Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit

Robert Llewellyn is the author of Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit, the third title in the “Seeing” series. The previous works were Seeing Trees and Seeing Flowers. He has published over thirty books of his work in the last forty years.

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

Katherine Loflin

Place Match: The City Doctor's Guide to Finding Where You Belong

Katherine Loflin, author of Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong, is a globally-recognized, award-winning consultant in quality of life places and why they matter to living our best lives. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and has been featured widely in the press.

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

Katie Lynch

Confucius Jane

Katie Lynch, the author of Confuscius Jane, is the director of the Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program at SUNY Rockland Community College, where she also teaches English. She lives with her wife, son, and dogs in New York City’s West Village.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Twitter Genre: Fiction

Mary Lyons

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad

Mary E. Lyons is the author of The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad and The Blue Ridge Tunnel: A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia. A former librarian, she has also written nineteen works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers.

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