Writing Workshops Los Angeles is growing! I’m so excited to add writer, blogger and badass cook Amelia Morris to our roster of teachers. This fall she will be facilitating an 8-week fiction writing group, as well as teaching a seminar on blogging (stay tuned!).
I’m also over-the-moon that our second new instructor is the amazing Ivy Pochoda, who has published one novel and has a second on the way. (As if this weren’t enough: she also used to play squash professionally…) She’s going to be teaching a novel writing class this fall.
See their impressive bios below, and look out for their upcoming classes!
Amelia Morris holds an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and authors the food blog, Bon Appétempt. Her blog and writing have appeared on saveur.com, bonappetit.com, Gourmet Live, Refinery 29, Los Angeles Times, Elle Girl Korea, McSweeney’s Joke Book of Book Jokes, and American Public Media’s The Splendid Table. Her piece, “Serious Food: In the Kitchen with Grandma” won Best Culinary Essay in Saveur Magazine’s 2011 Food Blog Awards. In 2012, Bon Appétempt won the Best Food Humor Blog category. She also has a day job and is at work on a Bon Appétempt book.
Ivy Pochoda is the author of the novel The Art of Disappearing, which was published in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press. A former professional squash player, she now works as a ghostwriter. Her short fiction has appeared in H.O.W. Journal and Canteen and she has contributed to The Rumpus and the Huffington Post book section. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Fantastic Man, Time Out New York, House & Garden, Maxim, Minx, and BABY. She was the 2009 James Merrill House Writer in Residence. She has a BA from Harvard College in English and Classical Greek with a focus on dramatic literature and a MFA from Bennington College in fiction. Her second novel, Visitation Street, will be published in August 2013 by Ecco / HarperCollins.