2020 Featured Writers

Ryan Ireland

Ryan Ireland is author of novels published by Oneworld, Beyond the Horizon and Ghosts of the Desert. He has also published scholarly, popular, and creative nonfiction in Public Libraries QuarterlyVoices of Youth AdvocatesSidereal, and Ripcord. For the last decade he has worked in public library communications. In 2016 he combined his passion for libraries and storytelling with his TEDx talk, “Your Story Matters.” In late 2019 he was a writer-in-residence for the Jan Michalski Foundation, located in Switzerland, where he finished his third novel.

Anna Harris-Parker

Anna Harris-Parker is the author of the chapbook Dress (Main Street Rag, 2019). Her poems appear in AMPCellpoemsSlant, and other journals. She is an Associate Professor of English at Augusta University, where she teaches composition and creative writing, and directs Writers Weekend. She lives in Georgia with her husband, their son, and two dogs.