Speakers

Kathleen Kryza
Friday Super Session

Kathleen Kryza is an outstanding international presenter/coach/consultant. She is passionate, informed and committed to bringing the best educational practices to schools and teachers. Workshops with Kathleen are highly practical, brain-based  and inspirational.

John Shore
Friday Lunch

John Shore is a creative writer working in magazines, newspapers, and websites. He is the author of Everywhere She’s Not, and the first real-time weekly serial novel published on the website of a major daily newspaper. Visit John online at johnshore.com.

David Moton
Friday Dinner

David Moton is a professor of English at Bakersfield College and writes science fiction. His trips to Chama, New Mexico, Los Alamos, the Library of Congress, Los Angeles, Reykjavik, and Copenhagen led to inspiration for his Sixth Paradigm Novels. He lives with his wife and his pack of dogs.

Dr. Joshua Aronson
Saturday Super Session

Joshua Aronson, from NYU, is best known for research on “stereotype threat,” minority student achievement, and growth mindset. He is the co-author The Social Animal. His current work involves designing the world’s best school for the world’s neediest children.

Wendy Mills
Saturday CYRM Lunch Honoree

Wendy Mills writes for both teens and adults. Her young adult novel, All We Have Left, won the CYRM Young Adult Award for 2020. Wendy lives with her family on a tropical island off the west coast of Florida, where she spends her time writing and dodging hurricanes.

Mike Sonksen
Saturday Dinner

Long Beachborn Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT, is a professor, journalist, historian, tour guide, and, of course, poet. His latest book is Letters to My City. He teaches at Woodbury University. Follow him on Twitter & Instagram @mikethepoetLA

Michelle Brittan Rosado
Sunday Super Session

Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness and Theory on Falling into a Reef. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from CSU Fresno, and a PhD from USC. She teaches first-year writing at USC. See more at www. michelle brittanrosado.com.

Azure Moyna
Sunday Brunch

Azure Moyna is a writer about issues relating to food, body, mental illness, familial dysfunction, societal treatment of overweight people and the healing journey, and the author of her memoir, Fullness, which chronicles her journey of overcoming Compulsive Over Eating Disorder. She is married and has a daughter.