Check out all the terrific news below: publications, MFA and conference acceptances, and even a baby! Congratulations to all of our talented students!
Dolores Banerd published two of her essays: “A Budget Traveler Bites Back” and “How to Tell Your Travel Stories” in Airplane Reading.
Cecil Castellucci (who also occasionally teaches young adult fiction writing for WWLA) recently published The Year of the Beasts, a hybrid prose and graphic novel, illustrated by Nate Powell.
Melissa Chadburn published her essay “The Elephant’s Skull” in issue 4 of Slake. She was also accepted to, and will attend, the Tin House Writer’s Workshop.
L. Marie Cook’s self-published memoir Lay Me Down (workshopped through WWLA) won first prize in the wild card category at the Los Angeles Book Festival! Leslie’s essay “Lightning Flashes” was also published at Airplane Reading.
Caitlin Creevy was accepted to the Tin House Writer’s Workshop and to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She will attend the latter.
Claire Cronin was accepted to the MFA program at UC Irvine, where she will study poetry writing.
Kristen Havens had a short essay about “Leftovers” in the Readers Report Back feature at The Rumpus.
Shannon Herbert’s first child, Gabriel David Pelka-Herbert, was born April 1, 2012.
Brandi Kalicki was accepted to the MFA program at Columbia University, where she will study fiction writing.
Aizita Magaña published an adapted excerpt of her book in progress, Just Breathe: “How long can you hold on? Why it hurts to hold your breath” in Guru Magazine.
Sanam Mahloudji was accepted to the Tin House Writer’s Workshop, and to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She received a scholarship from the latter, and will attend this summer.
Anthony Mohr published his essay 26.9 in Diverse Voices Quarterly.
Nick Morgan launched his hilarious and tragic website, Why They’re Single.
Jill Paris’s essay “Miracle Seeker” was published by The Saturday Evening Post.
Elina Shatkin was named the senior editor of Los Angeles Magazine.
Darcy Vebber writes regularly for Tribe Magazine, where she recently reviewed the Studio City restaurant Raphael.