Conference Directors
Chad Davidson

Chad Davidson holds an M.A. from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. He is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Unearth (2020) and From the Fire Hills (2014), both on Southern Illinois University Press. 


Gregory Fraser

Gregory Fraser holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He is the author of Strange Pietà (Texas Tech University Press, 2003), Answering the Ruins (2009), and Designed for Flight (2014), both from Northwestern University Press, and is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.


Together, Chad and Greg have also published two textbooks: Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008) and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing (Continuum-Bloomsbury, 2012).





Dionne Irving Bremyer

Dionne Irving Bremyer is originally from Toronto, Ontario. Her work has appeared in Boulevard Magazine, LitHub, Missouri Review, and New Delta Review, among others. Her essay “Treading Water” was a notable essay in Best American Essays 2017, and she recently co-edited the collection Breastfeeding & Culture: Discourses and Representations. She has also received fellowships from the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her novel Quint is forthcoming from 7.13 Books in Spring 2021. 

Krista Hoefle

Krista Hoefle has had international solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries and museums, including the Akron Museum of Art, Heron Arts (San Francisco), Packer Schopf Gallery (Chicago), TrykTrykTryk Gallery (Copenhagen, Denmark), High Loft Gallery (New York City), and many others. She has been a visiting artist at the University of Tennessee, University of Rochester, and the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been reviewed in regional and national publications such as Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, The Wall Street Journal, and TimeOut Chicago. She currently teaches at St. Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana.

Susannah B. Mintz

Susannah B. Mintz is chair of the English Department at Skidmore College. She is the author of a Kindle Single entitled “Match Dot Comedy” (2013) and winner of the 2014 South Loop National Essay Prize. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2016American Literary Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Birmingham Poetry Review, Epiphany, Ninth Letter, Life Writing, Michigan Quarterly Review, Sycamore Review, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the 2010 William Allen nonfiction prize and received a Notable Essay mention in the Best American Essays 2010. 

Craig Schroer

Craig Schroer has worked in higher education for nearly three decades, including twenty years at UT Austin, where he was the Electronic Services and Assistant Head of Reference Services at the world-renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. His prior education is in music (B.A. Music Education, Choral Emphasis, M.M. Classical Guitar Performance), during which time he won first place at the state and regional level in the Music Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition. 

Megan Sexton

Megan Sexton’s poetry collection Swift Hour received the Adrienne Bond award. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She teaches at Georgia State University where she edits Five Points. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and daughter, and also plays drums for The Skylarks.

Visiting Artists and Scholars
Marella Feltrin-Morris

Marella Feltrin-Morris is Associate Professor of Italian at Ithaca College, specializing in modern Italian literature and translation. She has published articles on Luigi Pirandello, Antonio Tabucchi, Massimo Bontempelli, Paola Masino and other modern and contemporary Italian authors. Her translations of Pirandello, Masino, Bontempelli and Dacia Maraini have appeared in North American Review, Two Lines, and Green Mountains Review.

Matt W. Miller

Matt W. Miller is the author of the collections The Wounded for the Water, Club Icarus, and Cameo Diner: Poems. His newest collection, Tender the River, will be published by Texas Review Press in 2021. He is the winner of Nimrod International’s Pablo Neruda Prize, The Poetry by the Sea Conference’s Sonnet Crown Contest, River Styx’s Microbrew/Microfiction Prize, and Iron Horse Review’s Trifecta Poetry Prize. The recipient of fellowships Stanford University and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he teaches English at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Nicole L. Woods

Nicole L. Woods is a historian of modern and contemporary art history, criticism, and theory at the University of Notre Dame. Her current research includes a consideration of the widespread use of food as an object of consumption and a form of political critique in the work of several late twentieth-century artists. She has two forthcoming books, one on the American Fluxus artist Alison Knowles (University of Chicago Press) and another on the convergence of feminism, political radicalism, and expanded media practices in the late 1960s through the 1990s. 

Convivio Writing Submission Portal

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