Fall 2016 News

Congratulations to all the WWLA writers with good news this term!

Leslie Cook’
s poetry was published in the “Love and Ensuing Madness” section of Rat's Ass Review.

Warner Brothers has bought the rights to Bernard Cooper’s memoir The Bill from My Father for the second time since the book was published in 2006. 

Chris Daley’s submission “Heavenly” received an honorable mention in the Literary Death Match 250-Word Bookmark Contest judged by Daniel Handler. She also recently completed the redesign of this website.

Christopher DeWan’s story collection Hoopty Time Machines (Atticus Books) will be published on September 22! You can attend launch events at Skylight Books on September 21 and The Last Bookstore on September 27. Chris’s stories also recently appeared in Cease Cows, the Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, Hobart, and Passages North.

An excerpt of Dawn Dorland's novel-in-progress Econoline won third place in the Writers at Work 2016 Emerging Writer Contest, judged by Peter Ho Davies. Dawn was also in residence for one month this summer at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Members of Chris Daley’s Memoir Manuscript Intensive Workshop—Jennifer Alise Drew, Christy Ellis, Terrance Flynn, Karen Lentz, Stephanie Ross, Joyce Salter, and Megan Stephan—read from their work at the Bar Covell Sidebar on July 15.

Seth Fischer’s short story “Our Most Frequent Requests” will appear in a forthcoming issue of Gargoyle Magazine, and his The Rumpus essay "Bow and Arrow" was chosen for the 2017 California Prose Directory, edited by Lisa Locascio. Seth will be reading as part of the Roar Shack reading series (with our fall guest instructor Natashia Deón) on September 11, and he’ll read from Rich Ferguson's book New Jersey Me (which Seth edited) at Chevalier’s Books on September 15.

Amy Forstadt's short story "Winter in Chicago" and Marnie Goodfriend’s essay “Stronger Than Magic” were published by Entropy.

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts published Nicole Hoelle’s essay “Rick Has Died.”

Edan Lepucki reviewed Losing It by Emma Rathbone for The San Francisco Chronicle. Her essay "My California" was published in Zócalo Public Square. The cover of Edan's second novel, Woman No. 17, was revealed on The Millions.

Elline Lipkin was a writer in residence at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in July. Her poem “Catholic Boarding School, Six Years Old, 1943“ will appear in a future issue of Calyx. In June, she participated on a panel about poet laureates at LitFest Pasadena. Elline was also a featured reader in the Village Poets of Sunland–Tujunga series this past Sunday, August 28, and she has been invited to participate in the Tabula Poetica Reading Series at Chapman University in December.

Wendy Moss was invited to participate in the Southampton Writers' Conference this July based on the strength of an essay that she wrote and workshopped in Dawn Dorland's Mixed Levels Nonfiction class.

This fall, Jessica Ripka will be training as a radio producer at the Transom Story Workshop on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Sally Stevens had two more stories appear in the No Extra Words podcast: “Wrong Number” in June and “Jasper” in July.

Laura Warrell attended the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop in July.

This fall, Lauren Westerfield is kicking off her tenure as the nonfiction editor of FUGUE, the literary journal at the University of Idaho. She also was the recipient of a Centrum Fellowship this summer, which sent her to the Port Townsend Writing Conference for a week of workshops and readings in Washington.

Tim Youd typed two John Rechy novels—City of Night at LACE and Numbers at Griffith Park—as part of his 100 Novels Project.