Christopher Lowe will be speaking on “Engaging Risk in the Writing Process.” He is the author of Those Like Us: Stories (SFASU Press, 2011). His fiction has appeared widely in journals including Third Coast, Bellevue Literary Review, Beecher’s Magazine, Grist: The Journal for Writers, and War, Literature, and the Arts. Originally from Mississippi, he lives in Lake Charles, LA with his wife and daughter. He teaches English and Creative Writing at McNeese State. His website is http://www.christopherlowefiction.com/.