Naomi J. Williams is the author of Landfalls (FSG 2015), long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award. Her short fiction has appeared in journals such as Zoetrope: All-StoryA Public Space, One Story, The Southern Review, and The Gettysburg Review. Her distinctions include a Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories Honorable Mention, Sustainable Arts Foundation grant, and residencies at Hedgebrook, Djerassi, and Willapa Bay AiR.


Jessica LaskeyJessica Laskeyis the co-founding Artistic Director of Theater Galatea, and as an Equity actress performed for Sacramento Theatre Co., Capital Stage, and California Stage. Laskey is a freelance writer for Inside Publications, Sacramento Magazine, Comstock’s, and The Sacramento Bee, and is founding co-publisher of Indomita Press.