Summer 2017 News

Neelanjana Banerjee (Organizing Your Writing with Scrivener) spoke with Mira Nair about turning Monsoon Wedding into a theatrical musical, first stop Berkeley Rep, for the Center for Asian American Media.

Katie Barnes was accepted to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in August to participate in the nonfiction workshop.

The Thorn Necklace (Seal Press), a writing guide/memoir by Francesca Lia Block (Memoir 101: From Purge to Pitch), will be available in spring 2018. Francesca is currently at work on a novel.

“The Tunnel of Love,” a story by Chris Daley (The Art of the Short Story; Nonfiction III), was published by Cease, Cows.

Pithead Chapel published “Canopy,” a new story by Christopher DeWan (Fiction I). His story “The Atheist of Dekalb Street” was also included in Best Small Fictions 2017, edited by Amy Hempel and published by Braddock Avenue Books.

Dawn Dorland appeared at BinderCon (April 1-2, UCLA) on a panel about writing and class called "On Payment" and taught two nonfiction seminars at the Muse & the Marketplace conference (May 5-7, Boston). On the merit of her novel-in-progress Econoline, Dawn will attend the 2017 Tin House Summer Workshops (July 9-16, Portland).

Wendy Fontaine’s essay “Angie & Betty & Me” appeared in Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing.

Cease, Cows also published “Living Rooms,” a story by Laroo Jack.

Edan Lepucki's new novel, Woman No. 17, came out on May 9th. Her essay "Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them" was published on The New York Times Opinion page, and her profile of Kevin Bacon can be found in the most recent issue of Esquire Magazine.

Elline Lipkin (Poetry II) served as co-editor of the Altadena Poetry Review, which launched in late April and included poems by Robin Ford and Annette Wong. Elline has recently been awarded a California Writing Residency through 1888 + Yefe Nof in San Bernardino, CA. She also blogged for Poets & Writers about the wonderful poetry workshop that Suzanne Lummis led back in February of this year.

Kate Maruyama’s short story, "La Calavera," about cultural appropriation gone sideways, will be appearing in Cemetery Dance's anthology, Halloween Carnival, coming out from Random House this fall. She also reflected on 2014’s 90x90 events in anticipation of their return this summer.

“Golden State," a story by Scott O’Connor (Novel I) is now part of Amazon's new Prime Reading service, so Prime members can read it for free.

Brevity published Kate Martin Rowe’s essay “Summer Missionary.”

Joyce Salter will attend “Dreaming Awake: A Generative Fiction Writing Workshop” with Dan Chaon at The Port Townsend Writing Conference in July.

Margaret Wappler wrote the cover story on Kerry Washington for Net-A-Porter.

Lydia Whitlock’s essay “I thought I was over my relationship—but then I did my taxes” was published by The Washington Post.

Annette Wong read at LitFest Pasadena on the panel "10 Distinguished Local Poets" and was accepted to the Squaw Valley Writers' Conference.

Jules Wood will be joining the University of Iowa MFA program for poetry this fall.