Meet the WIK 2024 Faculty!

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WIK 2024 Faculty at a Glance

Scroll through to meet our fabulous faculty. Click the link by each name to learn more.

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Tameka Fryer Brown

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Erin Clyburn

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Frances Gilbert

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Mallory Grigg

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Deborah Halverson

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Carol Hinz

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Gordon C. James

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Kristen Terrette

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Jazmia Young

Meet the WIK Faculty

We are thrilled to have the following faculty joining us in-person at WIK '24


Tameka Fryer Brown, award-winning Author of That Flag, Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change, and Twelve Dinging Doorbells

Erin Clyburn, Agent, Howland Literary

Frances Gilbert, VP, Editor-in-Chief, Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books

Mallory Grigg, Senior Art Director, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher, Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books, Lerner Publishing Group

Gordon C. James, award-winning Illustrator of I Am Every Good Thing, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, and Just Like Jesse Owens

Kristen Terrette, Literary Manager, Martin Literary & Media Management


In addition, the following amazing industry professionals will be offering critiques via Zoom following the conference:


Deborah Halverson, Editor and Author

Jazmia Young, Agent, Curtis Brown Literary