Keynote Speaker Rene Steinke
Rene Steinke teaches in the undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her novel Holy Skirts was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award and was listed among the Best Books of 2005 by the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post. Translated editions of the novel have been published in Italy and Spain. She is also the author of the novel The Fires. Her writing has appeared in anthologies and in the New York Times, Vogue, Bookforum, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She is Editor-at-Large for The Literary Review. She also teaches in the Riggio Honors Program: Writing at Democracy at the New School.
Read an excerpt from Steinke's novel Holy Skirts.