| Caleb J Ross
||Being a multi-attendee, Caleb has had many opportunities to embarrass himself in front of important people.Caleb has been published widely. He has edited previous issues of Colored Chalk and is currently a co-editor of the Outsider Writers Collective website. His fiction chapbook, Charactered Pieces (OW Press) was released in 2009. His novels Stranger Will and I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin are forthcoming in 2011, from Otherworld Publications and Black Coffee Press respectively.
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| Dan Larkins
||Dan is from New Jersey. He is now a M.F.A. in creative writing - fiction student at Adelphi University. He teaches part-time. He likes swimming and playing basketball. He enjoys radical writers and writers who push the boundaries of form especially Steinbeck, Dos Passos, and Mailer, as well as many contemporary story writers. He is working on an essay on Jack London's, The Iron Heel.
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| Jen McConnell
||2012 is Jen McConnell's second trip to AWP first-timer. Her debut short story collection "Welcome, Anybody," published by Press 53, will be launched at bookfair. She will be signing copies at Press 53's table on Thursday, March 1. Her stories have also appeared in Flint Hills Review, r.kv.r.y., Clackamas Literary Review, The Unknown Writer, Clockhouse Review, Word Riot, Spectrum (U.C. Santa Barbara), SNReview, Bacopa Literary Review, "Suicidally Beautiful," a sports anthology published by Main Street Rag, Terrain.org (fall 2012). She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She writes the "Breathing Words" blog and is an erratic Twitter-er.
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| Jesse Lawrence
||Jesse hails from Minneapolis. He has tried to leave many times before, most often in his mind, but remains there to this day. When he isn't writing screenplays, he's consuming more caffeine than any one person should, reading, and watching films, all while keeping at bay the fear he may never read or watch everything he wishes to in his life time.
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| January O'Neil
||January Gill O'Neil is the author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press, 2009), her first poetry collection. She was featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s January/February 2010 Inspiration issue as one of its 12 debut poets. A Cave Canem fellow, she is on the planning committee for the 2011 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and lives with her two kids in Beverly, MA. She blogs at Poet Mom.
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| Wm. Anthony Connolly
||Midwest writer and professor
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| Kari Jackson
||Kari Jackson is a soon-to-be graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. Though she began writing poetry, she has since fallen in love with the essay, and her MFA thesis is a collection of essays titled Parts & Accessories. She has published poems in Inscape, Touchstone, and Flint Hills Review. Besides writing, she is an editorial assistant for KU's Cottonwood literary magazine, a GTA teaching Nonfiction Writing and Composition at KU, and a rare and used book appraiser at The Dusty Bookshelf in Lawrence. She obsesses over windows and the arrangement of furniture.
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| Nik Korpon
||Nik Korpon is from Baltimore, MD. His stories have appeared in various places and his first novel, STAY GOD, will be published by Otherworld Publications in December 2010. He reviews books for the Outsider Writer Collective, co-hosts a reading series in Baltimore, and is a Fiction Editor for Rotten Leaves Magazine. Dig it at nikkorpon.com
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| Richard Thomas
||Richard is three-time attendee (NYC, Chicago and Denver).
He is currently pursuing a MFA at Murray State University in their low-residency program, and moderates at The Cult writer’s workshop, compiling an anthology to be published by Chuck Palahniuk. He has been an Editor for Colored Chalk and is Co-Editor and Designer at Sideshow Fables.
Richard was the winner of the 2009 "Enter the World of Filaria" contest at ChiZine Publications, and that story "Make of Flight" went on to win a 2010 contest at Jotspeak, beating out over 200 entries.
He work is forthcoming or published in Shivers VI (Cemetery Dance) with Stephen King and Peter Straub, PANK, Pear Noir!, Murky Depths, 3:AM Magazine, Word Riot, Dogmatika, Opium, Vain, Cherry Bleeds, Eternal Night: A Vampire Anthology (Living Dead Press), The Oddville Press, Cause and Effect, Gold Dust, Troubadour 21 and Nefarious Muse.
His debut novel, a neo-noir thriller, Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications) is out now. Visit http://www.transubstantiate.net for more information.
He also does book reviews at The Nervous Breakdown:
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| Robert Alan Wendeborn
||Robert is an MFA student of poetry at NMSU. He is an associate editor for Puerto del Sol, and an intern for Apostrophe Books. His goals for AWP include surviving the boredom of the book fair and staring into Michael Chabon's blue eyes, which are endless. His most recent publication is PANK magazine.
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| Stephen Dau
||Stephen is a student in the Bennington MFA program.
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| Todd B. Stevens
||Todd B. Stevens is currently an MFA student at Rosemont College. He has studied English at Cornell and Villanova. Todd worked for many years as a bookseller. His poetry has recently been published in Mad Poets Review and Off the Coast and is featured in the anthology Prompted: Poems, Essays from Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio, which will be published early this year.
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