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- Jackson Bryer professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and co-editor of "Dear Scott, Dear Zelda" (St. Martin's Press)
- Patricia Griffith novelist and associate professor of English at George Washington University
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
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