Hiram Crespo is the Chicago-based author of Tending the Epicurean Garden, and translator–into Spanish–of A Few Days in Athens and Epitome. He is also a bilingual blogger, the founder and editor of societyofepicurus.com, and has been featured in several humanist publications in both Spanish and English. Hiram is deeply committed to educating modern intellectuals about the benefits and the continued relevance of Epicurean philosophy.
Tasha Golden is the frontwoman and songwriter for the critically acclaimed band Ellery. Her songs have been heard in major motion pictures, TV dramas, radio, etc, and her prose and research have been published in Ploughshares, Pleaides, and Ethos Journal, among others. Her debut book of poetry, Once You Had Hands (Humanist Press, 2015) explores violence in both intimate relationships and religion. Currently a doctoral student at the University of Louisville, Golden researches the impact of the arts on public health, and leads creative writing workshops for incarcerated teen women. Her website is http://www.tashagolden.com
Dr. David Orenstein is a full professor and department chairperson at CUNY Medgar Evers College. He is a national and international speaker on issues related to the freethought movement. A primatologist by early training, his current writings can be found in American Atheist magazine, the Humanist Magazine and other print and online freethought publications. He also serves as the American Humanist Association’s representative to the United Nations through the DPI/NGO program. An activist in several non-belief organizations, he is a happy and optimistic freethinker who concludes that life is best lived when we are good without god.