About Naomi Shihab Nye:
Introduced by Sonia Saldivar-Hull and moderated by Reggie Scott Young.
Francis Hicks grew up in a dubious neighborhood in Milwaukee where he got to play drums in a rock and roll band. He took up writing as a way to meet women and ended up writing a novel, The Long Ride. Now living in San Antonio, TX, he has been a successful salesman, house flipper and occasional poet.
Vanessa Couto Johnson's "Try the yen relish," a sixteen- page prose poem sequence, was released in a first BoxSet from Oxidant | Engine in early 2018. Softblow, Thrush, Field, Blackbird, Cheat River Review, Cream City Review, and other journals have featured her poetry.
About Helene Segura:
Born and raised in Los Angeles, a former soccer player for Texas A&M, and an avid world traveler, her wide variety of life experiences and exposure to cultures around the world allow her to offer unique insight and assistance to her audiences.