Thảo Đinh was proudly raised in Hà Nội, Việt Nam. Her love for knowledge and exploration guided her to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She spent a semester in Scandinavia learning travel writing. Thảo graduated with Honors in International Studies with a minor in Creative Writing in 2023.
Andrew Geyer’s latest individually authored book is the short story cycle Lesser Mountains (Lamar University Press, 2019). A member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the South Carolina Academy of Authors Literary Hall of Fame, he currently serves as English Department Chair at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Thomas Ray Garcia is the author of the award-winning book “The River Runs: Stories” and co-author of “El Curso de la Raza: The Education of Aurelio Manuel Montemayor.” Thomas is also the founder of the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program (CSLAP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that teaches college access classes.
Tom Murphy is the 2021-2022 Corpus Christi Poet Laureate and the Langdon Review’s 2022 Writer-In-Residence. Murphy’s books: When I Wear Bob Kaufman’s Eyes (2022) from Gnashing