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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Tanisia "Tee" Moore

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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

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

Tanisia "Tee" Moore, author of I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams and Micah Hudson: Football

Kristen Terrette, Literary Manager, Martin Literary & Media Management


Note: Tameka Fryer Brown was originally scheduled to attend, but had an emergency preventing her attendance. For those who signed up for Tameka's sessions, Tanisia Moore will be leading them on the same topic.


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