Helene Achanzar

Helene Achanzar is a writer and educator from Chicago. She is a Kundiman fellow and a John and RenĂ©e Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi. Her poetry is forthcoming in jubilat. Her other writing can be found on Noisey and On She Goes…

Hanif Abdurraqib

Join us for the Mission Creek Festival 2018 keynote reading with writers Jamila Woods, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Lidia Yuknavitch. Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times…

Lidia Yuknavitch

Reading Venue: TBA Date TBA BUY FESTIVAL PASS Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, as well as the anti-memoir The Chronology of Water. Her TED Talk on the Beauty of Being a Misfit, with over 2 million views, now has a corresponding [...]

Hafizah Geter

Reading Venue: TBA Date TBA BUY FESTIVAL PASS Born in Zaria, Nigeria, Hafizah Geter serves on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, co-curates the reading series EMPIRE in Brooklyn, NY with Ricardo Maldonado and is co-VP of the Women's Caucus at AWP. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, [...]

Sandra Allen

Reading Venue: TBA Date TBA BUY FESTIVAL PASS Sandra Allen is the author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia (out 1/23/2018 from Scribner). A graduate of the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program ('12), she was formerly a features editor for BuzzFeed, and ran the online literary quarterly Wag's Revue. [...]