- Nikki Giovanni, renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator.
- Gary Zukav, winner of the American Book Award, and author of four consecutive New York Times best-sellers, including the legendary #1 New York Times best-sellerThe Seat of the Soul.
- Judith Viorst, is a best-selling author who writes in many different areas: science books, children’s picture books, adult fiction and nonfiction, poetry for children and adults, and musicals.
- Daniel Klein, coauthor, with Thomas Cathcart, of the international best-seller, Plato and a Platyus Walk into a Bar. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed Travels with Epicurus.
- Elaine Madsen, mother of actress Virginia Madsen and an esteemed writer and Emmy Award-winning lmmaker.