Fritz McDonald (M.F.A., The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop) has been with the Festival since 1990. He edited Peg Mullen’s memoir, Unfriendly Fire, and is a contributor to The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (Hyperion, 1999) and to Now Write! Memoir, Journalism, and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers (Tarcher/Penguin, 2009). His fiction has been published most recently in Confrontation, and he is the writer behind the PBS documentary North Carolina. His novel Woods will be published in 2017.