Past Speakers

Aaron Bady, Los Angeles Review of Books

Adam Levy, Transit Books

Aida Baghernejad, 55 Voices for Democracy

AJ Urquidi, Los Angeles Review of Books

Alaa Al-Barkawi, BookEnds

Albert Litewka, Macmillan, Creative Domain

Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic

Allison Wright, Virginia Quarterly Review

Amanda Fletcher, PEN America

Andrea Tetrick, Publishers Group West

Andrew Eisenman, Audible Originals

Andrew Wessels, Les Figues Press

Annysa Polanco, Penguin Random House

Ashaki Jackson, Women Who Submit

Ashley Nelson Levy, Transit Books

Barry Harbaugh, Amazon Original Stories

Benno Herz, 55 Voices for Democracy

Betsy Gleick, Algonquin Press

Bidhan Chandra Roy, Words Uncaged

Bill Harper, Los Angeles Review of Books

Bill Shapiro, Getty Images, LIFE magazine

Bob Stein, Institute for the Future of the Book

Bobby Solomon, Agility, Disney

Bonnie Nadell, Hill Nadell Literary Agency

Boris Dralyuk, Los Angeles Review of Books

Brent Cunningham, Small Press Distr.

Brian Lipson, Intellectual Property Group

Camari Carter-Hawkins, World Stage Press

Caroline Porter, The Ralstin Agency

Carrie Paterson, DoppelHouse Press

Cati Porter, Inlandia Institute

Chris Fischbach, Coffee House Press

Chris Heiser, Unnamed Press

Chris Jackson, One World, Random House

Christie Hefner, Playboy

Claudia Ballard, William Morris Endeavor

Colleen Dunn Bates, Prospect Park Books

Conney D. Williams, World Stage Press

Cord Brooks, Los Angeles Review of Books

Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Crissy Van Meter, Author

Daniel Lisi, Not a Cult Media

Danny Caine, Raven Bookstore

David Shook, Phoneme Media

David Wescott, The Chronicle of Higher Education

David Wilk, Booktrix

Debra Eckerling, Social Media Examiner

Dennis Johnson, Melville House

Doree Shafrir, Buzzfeed, Gawker

Dorie Bailey, Prospect Park Books

Ed Park, The Believer, Penguin Press

Edan Lepucki, The Millions

Elena McAnespie, University of California Press

Elias Wondimu, Tsehai Publishers

Elise Gochberg, Friesens & Spectrum

Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, Goodreads

Elliot Morris, The Podcast Review

Emily Bell, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Emily Firetog, LitHub

Emily Forney, BookEnds

Eric Deggans, NPR

Eric Lach, The New Yorker

Erin Brown, UCLA Graduate Career Services

Erin Mooney, Amazon Publishing

Erin Young, Dystel, Godrich & Bourret

Evan Kleekamp, Les Figues Press

Lynly Forrest, Hex Comics

Lynn Steger Strong, Author of Want

 

Evette Dionne, Bitch Media

Francesca Mari, New York Review of Books

Gary Price, Library Journal, Infodocket

Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl

Gustavo Turner, Photographer

Guy Bennett, Otis Books

Halimah Marcus, Electric Lit

Hannah Jakobsen, Phoneme Media

Henry Jenkins, USC Annenberg School

Holly Watson, Holly Watson PR

Imani Tolliver, World Stage Press

Ismail Muhammad, New York Times Magazine

Jack Conway, The Podcast Review

Jada Gomez, Medium

Jamia Wilson, Feminist Press

Jamie Dupras, Deyan Audio

Jamie Henderson, Autodesk

Jane Marie, Little Everywhere

Jarett Kobek, Novelist

Jarrett Lerner, Author-Illustrator; Co-Founder

Jaya Chatterjee, Yale University Press

Jaya Nicely, Unnamed Press

Jeff Silberman, Folio Literary Management

Jennifer 8. Lee, Plympton

Jessica Kubinec, Los Angeles Review of Books

Jessica Wilson-Cardenas, Tia Chucha

Jin Auh, The Wylie Agency

Joanna Demkiewicz, Milkweed Editions

Joel Goldberg, Netflix

John Thompson, Author of Book Wars

Jonathan Taplin, Annenberg Innovation Lab

Joshua Gutterman Tranen, Duke University Press

Joshua Wolf Shenk, Black Mountain Institute at UNLV

Joshuah Bearman, Epic Magazine

Joy Harris, The Joy Harris Literary Agency

Julayne Lee, Poet

Julia Callahan, Feminist Book Club, Rare Bird

Julia Turner, Los Angeles Times

Julie Buntin, Catapult

Juliet Lapidos, LA Times

Jyothi Natarajan, Asian American Writers Workshop

Kareem Taylor, Brand Strategist

Michelle Tea, Sister Spit, Radar Productions

Karen Schechner, Kirkus

Karolina Waclawiak, The Believer, Buzzfeed

Kate Gale, Red Hen Press

Kate Heacock, Dottir Press

Katelyn Keating, CRAFT, Prospect Park, LARB

Katie Dublinski, Graywolf Press

Kim Dower, Kim from LA PR

Kim Robinson, University of California Press

Kseniya Melnick, Novelist

Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick, Agility

Lara Blackman, Audible

Larin McLaughlin, University of Washington Press

Lauren Kinney, Los Angeles Review of Books

Laurie Ochoa, LA Times, LA Weekly, Gourmet

Laurie Winer, Los Angeles Review of Books

Lili Loofbourow, Slate

Lindsey Preston Zappas, CARLA magazine

Lisa Bartfai, 55 Voices for Democracy

Lisa Locascio, Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference

Lisa Sandell, Scholastic

Lori Dorr, The Paris Review

Lori Kozlowski, More Light Media, Project Empathy

Lucian Tucker, Web Operations Manager

Luis J. Rodriguez, Tia Chucha Press, Los Angeles Poet Laureate

Lydia Kiesling, The Millions

Lynell George, LA Times, LA Weekly, KCET

Mary Gannon, CLMP

Matt Hewes, Product & Web Designer

Matt Ortile, Catapult Magazine

Matt Timmons, Insert Blanc Press

Maya Marlette, Scholastic

Medaya Ocher, Los Angeles Review of Books

Melissa Seley, Branding & Development

Melody Godfred, Write in Color

Michael Ursell, The Believer

Michelle Chihara, Los Angeles Review of Books

Michelle Franke, PEN America

Michelle Rajan, BookEnds

Mike Ananny, USC Annenberg School

Mike Slack, Macmillan

Mikyla Bruder, Amazon Publishing

Myriam Gurba, Dignidad Literaria

Nancy Perloff, Getty Publications

Nanda Dyssou, Coriolis Company

Natasha McClellan, Red Hen Press

Neal Thompson, Amazon Literary Partnership

Neelanjan Banerjee, Kaya Press

Nicole Chung, Catapult Magazine

Nicole Counts, One World

Nicole Op Den Bosch, Audible

Niko Pfund, Oxford University Press

Nikolai Blaumer, 55 Voices for Democracy

Nimmi Gowrinathan, Guernica, Adi Magazine

Olivia Taylor Smith, Unnamed Press

Orlando Dos Reis, Scholastic

Paddy Calistro, Angel City Press

Palace Dhawan, POC United

Paul Bass, Online Journalism Project

Perry Crowe, Hay House

Perwana Nazif, Los Angeles Review of Books

Philip Leventhal, Columbia University Press

Rachel Khong, Lucky Peach, Taste

Rachel Rosenfelt, The New Inquiry

Ramona Naddaff, Zone Books

Ramona Pina, BookEnds

Reagan Arthur, Alfred A. Knopf

Rebecca Saletan, Riverhead Books

Richard Nash, Cursor, Soft Skull Press

Rob Latham, Los Angeles Review of Books

Roberto Lovato, Dignidad Literaria

Russell Quinn, book design

Samantha Gorman, Tender Claws, PRY

Samara Rafert, Ohio State University Press

Sandra Dijkstra, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Sarah Bowlin, Aevitas Creative Mgmt.

Sarah Labrie, Los Angeles Review of Books

Sarah Marshall, You're Wrong About

Sarah Miller, The Real Sarah Miller

Sarita Varma, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Shelly Romero, Scholastic

Shonda Buchanan, Professor & Author

Sonia Ali, Los Angeles Review of Books

Soraya Membreno, Bitch Media

Stephanie Malak, Los Angeles Review of Books

Steve Wasserman, Heyday Books, Yale Press

Tamika Thompson, POC United

Tim McCarthy, Sinclair Printing

Tobi Harper, Red Hen Press

Tom Comitta, Los Angeles Review of Books

Tom Lutz, Los Angeles Review of Books

Tom Zoellner, 55 Voices for Democracy

Tyson Cornell, Rare Bird Lit

Marisa Siegel, The Rumpus

Mark E. Cull, Red Hen Press

Mark Pearson, Libro.fm