BobWritesTableWideSMwRobert Wolf, Free River Press director, is the author and editor of numerous books, including An American Mosaic: Prose and Poetry by Everyday Folk and Jump Start: How to Write from Everyday Life, both published by Oxford University Press, and The Triumph of Technique: The Industrialization of Agriculture and the Destruction of Rural America. A co-founder of Free River Press, Wolf devised the Free River Press writing workshop method during six years of teaching college composition. A former Chicago Tribune columnist and feature writer, Wolf won the 1994 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for the year’s best radio editorial. In addition to leading writing workshops, Wolf directs seminars and regional economic development projects for Free River Press. Contact Robert at

KolocBonnie Koloc, Free River Press book and website illustrator, is a nationally known singer and visual artist. She has recorded twelve CDs and albums, including two compilations of early, never-before-released songs, Timeless and Bonnie Koloc Rediscovered. In the 1980s she starred in The Human Comedy, produced off and on Broadway, by Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, earning her the Theatre World Bronze Award for Outstanding New Talent on Broadway and a Drama Critics Award Nomination for best actress in a musical. Bonnie is also an active printmaker, painter, and ceramicist. In the last eleven years she has shown in numerous exhibitions, including the 1999 National Exhibition of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. For the past decade she has created covers and illustrations for Free River Press books and received two commissions from Oxford University Press. Learn more about Bonnie at or contact her at

Murray HudsonMurray Hudson, workshop leader, is the author of Dirt & Duty: How I Came to Love the Land and Loathe Farming and an antiquarian book and map dealer in West Tennessee. Hudson’s association with Free River Press began in 1990 when he opened a writing workshop for the homeless in Memphis, funded by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Council. Since then he has organized other Free River Press workshops in West Tennessee and Tucson. Click here to listen to Murray’s readings. Contact Murray at