The theme was "Nevertheless: I Persisted". We were in the Screening Room of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Team 20: Jasmyn Lawson is the Culture Editor at GIPHY where she is focused on making GIFs as diverse and inclusive as possible in order to reflect the world we all live in.
Team 30: Jonterri Gadson is a poet, professor and comedy writer who was selected for the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop. Her debut poetry collection, Blues Triumphant, is out now through YesYes Books.
Team 40: Host of The Sharon Spell Show podcast, Sharon Spell has appeared on truTV's Adam Ruins Everything, the Moth Mainstage, UCB, and The Tank where her solo show "You're Doing Great," sold out last year.
Team 50: Laura Catherine Brown’s second novel, Made By Mary is forthcoming with C&R Press in the spring 2018. Her first novel, Quickening, published by Random House, was featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writer series.
Team 60: Pamela Redmond Satran is the NYT bestselling author of the novel Younger, the basis for the TV show, and the cocreator of the website Nameberry. A mother and grandmother, Satran recently moved to LA where she is writing a new novel and launching a China-based business.
Hosted by Georgia Clark