Andrew Hilleman was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in English at Creighton University, and his M.F.A. in Fiction from Northern Michigan University. During his time in graduate school, he taught creative writing, composition, and technical writing. He's been published in Fiddlehead Magazine, and was a finalist in Glimmer Train's short fiction award. His debut novel, "World, Chase Me Down," was published by Penguin in January 2017. He lives in Omaha with his wife and daughter, and we will hear an excerpt from his novel. Joanne Roberts is a student at Northern Michigan University, in Paralegal and Criminal Justice. She started writing poetry eight years ago due to a tragic event in the family, involving recovered memory therapy and false memories. She will share original poetry with us.