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- Denise Orenstein Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University. She is the author of three novels, "The Secret Twin," "Unseen Companion," and "When the Wind Blows Hard."
- Geoff Chester Public Affairs Officer for the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Observatory in 1997 he worked for 19 years at the Smithsonian Institution's Albert Einstein Planetarium in positions that ranged from Special Effects Technician to Staff Astronomer.
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
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