Eddy Ancinas is a business woman and freelance writer. She serves on the Board of the Ski History Museum.
Jan Buscho is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist. She was Marketing Director for Theatre on the Square in San Francisco and currently works in marketing and communications. She also ser
Christopher Sindt is Associate Dean - School of Liberal Arts at St. Mary's College in Moraga. He is also an award winning poet.
Louis B.Jones is the author of the novels Ordinary Money, Particles and Luck, and California's Over, all three New York Times Notable Books. His stories or nonfiction have appeared this year in the 20
ROBERT HASS, former two-time Poet Laureate of the United States and two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, directs the poetry program. His most recent collection, Time and Materia
AL YOUNG was California's poet laureate from 2005-2008. His most recent book, Jazz Idiom: Blueprints, Stills and Frames (The Jazz Photography of Charles L. Robinson) received the 2009 PEN-Oakland Awar
LISA ALVAREZ's essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, OC Weekly, Santa Monica Review and in the anthologies Latinos in Lotusland and Geography of Rage. She has work forthcomi
AMY TAN’s novels are The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning, all New York Times bestsellers. She is also the aut
Diana Fuller is a free-lance curator, producer, arts advisor and Program Director for the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Screenwriting Program for twenty five years. From 1960 to 1990 she was owner
James Naify is the owner of the 70-year-old Sacramento Beers Book Center and the real estate consulting company Naify Enterprises. He is also an adjunct faculty member of philosophy at Sacramento City
Nancy Cushing is Member of the Board of the Squaw Valley Ski Corp.; Member of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; Trustee of Tahoe Forest Hospital; Trustee of Excellence in Education Foundation.
founder of InkWell Management, a former director of the AAR, and an active member of PEN.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Port Blakely Companies and serves on the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) Board of Directors, Seattle Chamber of Commerce Community Dvlpmt Round
Michelle Latiolais is a Professor of English and Director of the Fiction program at the University of California at Irvine. She is the author of A PROPER KNOWLEDGE and EVEN NOW.
Founder and former CEO of Learn2 Corporation, he is also author of A Sense of the World and Two Shipwrecks. He is the winner of the Van Zorn Prize for Fiction and other awards.
Lester Graves Lennon is a published poet and investment banker. Mr. Lennon currently sits on the LA Poet Laureate Task Force & the advisory board to the University of Wisconsin English Dpmt.
Carlin Naify is the owner/manager of Beers Books in Sacramento; Board Member of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation; and Past Chair of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.
consults for nonprofits after recently retiring from the Sacramento Region Community Foundation where she served as CEO for eight years
Julia Flynn Siler
Julia is an author and serves on the Litquake advisory board.
Nancy is an investigative reporter and journalist who now serves as the secretary for the KVIE public television station with a major focus on fundraising.
Cora Yang is a lawyer focusing on corporate acquisitions and technology. She is also an angel investor and is on the boards of several nonprofits, and on the Executive Committee of Williams College.
Novice writer, past participant, worked for IBM for twenty years in sales, marketing and management. She earned her BS in logistics management and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Author of Still Water Saints, The Five Acts of Diego León. He serves on the board of California Humanities, and is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Cal State, Fresno.
Works for himself doing construction of high quality homes for over 40 years. Active member of his community, & serves on several boards and committees in Marin County and elsewhere. Participated in the Community of Writers Poetry Workshops in ’98, ’03, ’09, & ’11.
He is a partner at Abingworth, a life sciences venture capital firm, and spent 25 years in the management of high technology and biotechnology companies. Sponsors a poetry writing program at the UCSF Children’s Hospital. Betsy Colquitt Poetry Award winner and Pushcart Prize nominated poet.
She is the founder and CEO of Wild Rye, a company dedicated to making design-forward outdoor apparel for women. Lives in Tahoe and is deeply involved with local land-use and cultural issues. Teaches art history at Sierra Nevada College, Sierra College and Cerro Coso College.