Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes’s Losing Aaron is a tale of a mother's struggle with her son's mental illness and suicide. She describes how, when one person in a family suffers from the cruelty of schizophrenia, it informs and defines the lives of all those who love that person. Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes was born in London in 1945 and grew up in New York, Athens, Saigon, Singapore, Colorado and Washington D.C. She settled in New York with Arthur Hughes, raised their children there, and taught English to immigrants and native New Yorkers at the City University of New York. Her poems and stories have appeared in a number of literary periodicals. Meredith Sue Willis will read a story from the upcoming anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia. The story is also available in Out of the Mountains: Appalachian Stories by Meredith Sue Willis from Ohio University Press. Meredith Sue Willis has published more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction. A veteran of teaching kids in New York City with Teachers and Writers Collaborative, she now teaches novel writing at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and volunteers with an anti-racist organization in an inner ring suburb in New Jersey.