Previously at the Festival: thirty years literary seminar director; playwright, Our Lady Guenevere, 1997 Plays-in-Progress Series

Awards: Readers’ Choice Award, best poem of the year (“The Robots’ Farewell to the Master”) from Asimov’s Science Fiction, 1992; Flash contest winner ("Come Winter") from Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine, 2014

Publications: Science Fiction and Futurism: Their Terms and Ideas (2017); Our Lady Guenevere: A Play (2017); The Fantastic Made Visible (co-editor, 2015); Fairy Tales of the Russians and Other Slavs (2009); Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V (1991); over 100 poems, articles, and short stories in five countries and over sixty publications

Teaching Credits: professor of English and history, Dixie State University

Education: MA, modern drama, Utah State University; MLitt, English Renaissance drama, Middlebury College; DPhil, Shakespeare, history, and film, Oxford

Professional Affiliations: Science Fiction Writers of America