Spring 2017 News

Writing Workshops Los Angeles is proud to be a community partner with Lambda LitFest, a free, weeklong literary festival that celebrates and honors and expands on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland. Starting March 6!

“How to Love Los Angeles,” an essay by Chris Daley (Essay Writing; Fiction I), was published in the “Time, time, time...” issue of Angels Flight • literary west. She will be reading the essay at the AFLW Salon at Clifton’s Republic on March 26. Three photos from her “Hanging Bear” series will be featured in the next issue of Print Oriented Bastards. She is also now designing author websites through Chris Daley Writing & Design.

Christopher DeWan had a short story called "Visitation" published in Gravel in February, and "The Signal" will appear in Bodega later this spring. 

The Iowa Review will soon publish Jennifer Alise Drew’s essay “Personal Matters.”

“Coyote in the Blood,” a chapter from the novel in progress by Seth Fischer (Make America Write Again; Memoir I), will be published by Joyland in May.

Amy Forstadt’s poem “After the Election” appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic, and her poem “What My Son Learns” was published by Heavy Feather Review.

Ella Martinsen Gorham read at Diesel: A Bookstore in Oakland, CA as part of Zyzzyva Magazine's celebration of their winter issue. Her story is published in the magazine. Guest instructor Scott O'Connor (Getting to the Heart of Your Characters), whose short story also appears in the issue, read as well. 

The Erotic Zookeeper,” a story by Laroo Jack, was published in the fall 2016 issue of Ghostlight: The Magazine of Terror.

Ruth LeFaive’s story “You Got This,” first drafted in Chris DeWan’s mixed levels fiction class, was published in Atticus Review.

Edan Lepucki co-wrote, with poet Tess Taylor, an op-ed in the LA Times about the book club they formed with their 5-year-old sons. She also published the short story "Chorus" in Slate Magazine as part of their series of short stories about life under a Trump regime.

Kate Maruyama (Novel I) is on a short story streak! Her story "The Sound" appeared in Whistling Shade in November, "Fries and Coffee" is in the spring version of The Corvus Review, and her short story "False Spring" will be up on Entropymag.org on March 16th as part of their "On Weather" series.

Compose Journal nominated Anthony Mohr’s essay “Super Summer Spectacular” for a Pushcart Prize. He also has an essay titled "Risk," which he worked on in Bernard Cooper's workshop, coming out in Superstition Review.

Margaret Wappler (Nonfiction I) interviewed Margaret Atwood, one of her heroes, for the Los Angeles Times. The interview will be in next Sunday's paper.

Kim Young’s manuscript, Tigers, was chosen by Ross Gay as a finalist for the Jake Adam York Poetry Prize hosted by Copper Nickel. She also has a new poem forthcoming in TriQuarterly.

Congratulations, WWLA writers!