Mei-Ling Hopgood is a journalist and the author of “Lucky Girl” and “How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm.” She teaches at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Randall Horton is an assistant professor of English at the University of New Haven and the author of “Pitch Dark Anarchy: Poems.” He is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and a National Endowment of the Arts literature fellowship.
Hoy is the second largest Spanish language daily newspaper in the United States, based in Chicago. Its mission is to inform, entertain and educate Hispanics, serve as an advocate and provide a link to Latino culture.
Wenguang Huang is a Chicago-based writer, journalist and translator. He is the author of “The Little Red Guard” and co-author of “A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel,” and he has translated several of Chinese writer Liao Yiwu’s books.
Kelsie Huff is a Chicago stand-up and storyteller, performing at venues such as Zanies and Chicago’s Laugh Factory and at comedy festivals around the country. She produces the all-female showcase the kates, and teaches Chicago’s only all female stand-up class, Feminine Comique. thekates.org; femininecomique.com
New York Times best-selling author Julie Hyzy writes amateur sleuth adventures, including the “White House Chef Mysteries” and the “Manor House Mysteries.” She also has released several independent e-book titles.
Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization promoting the engagement of Hispanic art and culture and the teaching of the Spanish language in Chicago.
The Intonation Music Workshop is a music education program for kids ages 6 through 17 in Chicago’s underserved communities. Instituto Cervantes of Chicago The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization promoting the engagement of Hispanic art and culture and the teaching of the Spanish language in Chicago.
Samantha Irby writes the blog ”Bitches Gotta Eat” (bitchesgottaeat.com) and co-produces Guts & Glory, a live lit reading series featuring essayists.
Tribune Deputy Metro Editor Mark Jacob is the co-author of six books, including two in the last year. They are “Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America” (with Stephen H. Case) and the forthcoming “10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything” (with Stephan Benzkofer).