Kimberly Meyer’s memoir, The Book of Wanderings, recalls the journey she and her daughter made by retracing a medieval pilgrimage route to the Holy Land and St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Desert in the days after the Arab Spring. She teaches at the University of Houston's Honors College.
Jessica Wilbanks is the author of On the Far Side of the Fire, a forthcoming memoir about life after faith. She has received national awards for her nonfiction, including a Pushcart Prize, the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, and Ninth Letter’s inaugural creative nonfiction award.
Joni Tevis is the author of two books of essays, most recently The World Is on Fire. Her essays have appeared in Orion, Oxford American, Poets & Writers, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. She teaches at Furman University in Greenville, SC.
Chris Feliciano Arnold is the author of The Third Bank of the River: Life and Death in the 21st Century Amazon. A 2014 NEA fellow, he has published fiction and journalism in Harper's, The Atlantic, Playboy, Outside, Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, and more.