Kian Zozobrado (they/them/theirs) is a full-time and freelance writer. They were introduced to the League as an intern, joined as a member in 2017, and was nominated for the board in 2018. Kian received their B.A. in English literature from Southwestern University. In their spare time, Kian enjoys reading (fiction, queer literature, and fantasy tend to be their favorites), working on their Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and hanging out with their dog Baxter. Current second term expires December 31, 2023.
John A. McDermott
John A. McDermott completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his MA at Marquette University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He’s been teaching at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2004. In 2006, SFA created the sole BFA program in creative writing in the state of Texas. Since then, he has directed dozens of BFA and MA theses, primarily in fiction, and taught workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. His own writing has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, Florida Review, and Southeast Review, and he’s the author of the poetry collections “The Idea of God in Tennessee” and “Writhe.Waltz.” His scholarly writing has appeared in journals such as the Raymond Carver Review and the Journal of Popular Culture. John lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. Current second term expires December 31, 2025.