UltraGaucho Linda Jean Hall is the author of Three Rivers Crossed, a memoir written to honor the memory of her son and the members of her childhood community in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.

She has received a Bachelor’s degree and two Masters’ degrees from UCSB, and is a current recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship at the University of California at Riverside where she will complete a doctoral degree in Anthropology.  Approaching her own community and her own writing process as an anthropologist has given her some unusual perspective on the writing process.

Ms. Hall and Writers’ Cafe host Chryss Yost will both be one of the speakers at the Women’s Literary Festival on May 3.