Bob Bledsoe is Director of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference. He’s a graduate of the Indiana University Creative Writing Program, where he now serves as a Senior Lecturer. He has been awarded a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony and his writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Potomac Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Exit 7, Ms. Magazine, and The Habit of Art: Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop (IU Press, 2005).



 Bix Gabriel is a writer, MFA candidate in fiction at Indiana University-Bloomington, associate director of Indiana University Writers’ Conference, co-founder of TakeTwo Services, occasional Tweeter, seeker of the perfect jalebi, and a wishful gardener. Her nonfiction has appeared in Hyphen magazine and Guernica and her fiction was most recently published in SmokeLong Quarterly. You can tweet to her @BixGabriel.




 Cherae Clark is a 3rd year fiction MFA candidate, Graduate Scholars Fellow at IU, and associate director of Indiana University Writers’ Conference. During the summer, she teaches creative writing and sci-fi ethics to gifted youth with Duke TIP, and she moonlights as a personal trainer. She’s a 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow and often writes about masculine-of-center queers in this world and others. In 2015, she was awarded a Writer in the World fellowship to travel to India and Nepal. In her spare time, she tries to learn other languages. You can find her WordPress here.



 Zeke Wilson is currently in his Senior year at IU pursuing a B.A. in English and Creative Writing, while minoring in Religious Studies and Linguistics. Fascinated by narrative forms and mythology, Zeke focuses primarily on poetry in the hopes of having better conversations with things that are not fully capable of dialogue. His work has been published in a number of small magazines, including Crack the Spine and Gambling the Aisle, as well as a few local publications throughout Bloomington. He is currently working on his undergraduate thesis based around tarot cards and the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice.



 Iwona Derbiszewski is a junior at Indiana University studying English and Liberal Arts and Management. Iwona (who also goes by Iwonka) has a passion for writing short stories and, occasionally, poetry. She can always be found with a book in hand, a cup of coffee, and an eagerness to talk about the latest story that she has read or written.



Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 3.23.00 PM Jessica Karl is currently a senior at Indiana University, studying English and Creative Writing. She enjoys falling down 4 a.m.Instagram rabbit holes and shamelessly separates her cereal from her milk in order to avoid impending sogginess, which makes many question her sanity and morality. Her writing has been published by Nylon Magazine and The Indiana Daily Student. She enjoys incorporating humor into all forms of her writing, whether it be columns, short stories or poems.