Vishwas R Gaitonde

Writers Workshops Participant, '14

Vishwas Gaitonde’s essay, “With No Inkling of the Contents: Viewing Narnia Through A Hindu Lens,” was published in March 2016 in The MantleC.S. Lewis’ much beloved The Chronicles of Narnia have their roots in Christianity; here, Gaitonde examines these classic literary works via Hinduism.


Eliot Schrefer

Writers Workshop Participant, '07

Eliot Schrefer’s latest book, Rescued, will be released in April by Scholastic. It is the third book in his series for children about apes. The first two books in the series, Endangered and Threatened, were both finalists for the National Book Award.

Mary Volmer

Writers Workshop Participant, '03, '05

Mary Volmer’s second novel, Reliance, Illinois (Soho Press) is out on May 10, 2016.

Mark Maynard

Writers Workshops Participant, '08

Mark Maynard’s short story collection, Grind, was selected as the 2016-17 Nevada Reads book by the Nevada State Library and the Nevada Center for the Book. He will be touring the state for readings and other events beginning in October, 2016. Grind was also the recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame 2015 Silver Pen Award. His recent work of flash fiction, “Negative Space,” was published in March, 2016 by The Nottingham Review (UK).

Elana K. Arnold

Writers Workshop Participant, '95,'98, and Staff

Elana K. Arnold’s latest novel, What Girls are Made Of, will be published in spring 2017 by Carolrhoda Books.

Christine Sunderland

Writers Workshops Participant, '05

Christine Sunderland’s sixth book, The Fire Trail, will be released by eLectio Publishing May 10, 2016.

Stephen Massimilla

Poetry Participant, '04, '06

Stephen Massimilla’s Cooking With the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare (co-authored with Myra Kornfeld) is forthcoming from Tupelo Press on April 1. This 500-page “coffee table book” comprises a wide-ranging anthology of culinary poems; 150 international recipes; a complete book of new food poems and prose pieces by Massimilla; a guide to healthy, sustainable eating; and 200 color photographs, including many ingredient and market shots by Massimilla. In addition, new poems have appeared in 30 journals, including Barrow Street, Diode, Ducts, Interim, Notre Dame, Poet Lore, RHINO, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Oxford Magazine.

Andrew Roe

Writers Workshops Participant, '97, '04

Andrew Roe’s debut novel, The Miracle Girl, now out in paperback, was named a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize (the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction).
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Sharon L. Charde

Poetry Participant, '01, '03, '07

Sharon Charde’s chapbook, After Blue, won an honorable mention in Finishing Line Press’s 2014 contest, and her chapbook, Incendiary, won first prize in Arcadia’s 2014 contest. Her poem “Fiftieth Anniversary” won first prize in the 2014 Rash Awards sponsored by Broad River Review, and she has been awarded fellowships to The MacDowell Colony (2015) and The Corporation Of Yaddo (2016).