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Steven Harvey is the author of a memoir, The Book of Knowledge and Wonder, a book-length essay, Folly Beach, and three collections of personal essays: A Geometry of Lilies, Lost in Translation, and Bound for Shady Grove. Two of his essays have been selected for The Best American Essays:  “The Book of Knowledge” in 2013 and “The Other Steve Harvey” in 2018. He taught English at Young Harris College for thirty-eight years, was a founding faculty member in the Ashland MFA, is a Contributing Editor at River Teeth magazine, and the creator of The Humble Essayist website. He cooked up the idea for The Humble Essayist Press and roped two of his writer friends into it.

Robert Root is the author of Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth, Recovering Ruth: A Biographer's Tale, named a Michigan Notable Book in 2004, Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now, and Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place. He is the editor of  Landscapes with Figures: The Nonfiction of Place and The Island Within Us: Isle Royale Artists-in-Residence 1991-1998.  Other books include the memoir Happenstance, E. B. White: The Emergence of an Essayist, and The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction. Lineage: Reading the Past to Reach the Present is his twenty-first book.


Kathryn Winograd's newest collection of essays is Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children.  She is also the author of Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation and a poetry collection, Air Into Breath, winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry. Her essays have been noted in Best American Essays, and published in journals including Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, River Teeth, The Florida Review and The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction. She has been the recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Rocky Mountain Woman's Institute Associateship, and the co-winner of a Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Grant. She was a founding faculty member of the Ashland MFA and teaches at Regis University’s Mile High MFA program. Her blog is named Writer at 9600'.

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