Ann Tweedy

Poetry Participant '97, '00, '04, '07, '12, '15

Her first full-length book, The Body’s Alphabet, has been named as a finalist for a Bisexual Book Award in poetry. Ann is also a finalist for the Bi Writer of the Year Award. She will be reading at the awards ceremony on June 10 in New York City.

Justin McFarr

Writers Workshops Participant, '13

Under his pen name, Reeve Armstrong, he has seen the publication of two books for young readers – the chapter book Dashiell Stone: Best Friends … Forever? and Will Peck SAVES THE WORLD! for middle school-aged children. They were both released in January 2017 from Wheeler Street Press.

Kristen Tracy

Poetry Participant '07

Her manuscript, Half-Hazard, was selected by the Poetry Foundation for the Emily Dickinson First Book Award and will be published by Graywolf Press in October, 2018. She also has poems forthcoming in The Southern Review.

Christina Hutchins

Poetry participant '03, '06, '10, '13, '16

She is the 2017 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place. Reviews of her most recent book of poems, Tender the Maker, appear in Kirkus Reviews, Fjords Magazine, and Beloit Poetry Review.

Kimball Taylor

Writers Workshop Participant '11

His book The Coyote’s Bicycle is nominated for the California Book Award.
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Jordan Fisher Smith

Writers Workshop Participant '01/ Teaching Staff '14 '16

His book, Engineering Eden, won the 2017 California Book Award Silver Medal for nonfiction.

Anne Rice

Writers Workshop Participant, '79

Her new novel, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, is the twelfth installation of the Vampire Chronicles series. The paperback edition was released by Anchor in May 2017.

Sommer Schafer

Writers Workshops Participant '13

Her short story, “The Youngest Son,” is out now in the literary journal Monday Night.

Rich Ferguson

Writers Workshop Participant, '04, '07

His debut novel, New Jersey Me, was released in the fall of 2016 by Rare Bird Books/Barnacle Books.

Sands Hall

Writers Workshops participant '89/ Teaching Staff

Her memoir, Flunk. Start., has been purchased by Counterpoint Press for publication in January 2018. Sands is represented by Michael Carlisle at Inkwell Management.

Melenie Freedom Flynn

Writers Workshops Participant; '09, '10

Her nonfiction piece, “Message From Your Inmate,” won Vela Magazine‘s 2017 Nonfiction Contest. Melenie attended with the assistance of the Carlisle Family Scholarship.

Attended with the help of The Carlisle Family Scholarship

Sandra Scofield

Writers Workshops, Teaching Staff

Her eighth book of fiction, Swim: Stories of the Sixties, will be published May 15.

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Poetry Workshop Participant, '92,'00,'09,'13

She is currently the Anne Spencer Poet in Residence at Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA. She is a fellow of the Black Earth Institute, and edited the edition “South” of the BEI online journal About Place (online on May 1). In May she will be at CAMAC/Centre d’Art, Marnay, France, on a month-long residency. Her new book, Mississippi, a poetry/photography collaboration with Maude Schuyler Clay, will be published by Wings Press in 2018. Selections from this collaboration exist also as a photography/letterpress broadside museum exhibit and as a theatre performance piece.

Gwen Goodkin

Writers Workshop, '07, '11

Her story, “Last Chance” will be published in Vol. II of USC’s literary magazine, Exposition Review.

Ann Tweedy

Poetry Parcipant '97, '00, '04, '07, '12, '15

Her poetry book, The Body’s Alphabet, was named as a finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Award. Several of the poems were written during different summers at Squaw Valley.

Edan Lepucki

Writers Workshops Participant 2007, Teaching Staff

Edan Lepucki’s second novel, Woman No. 17, was published by Hogarth/Crown in May, 2017.

Janet Fitch

Writers Workshops Teaching Staff & Participant, ’95

Janet Fitch’s novel The Revolution of Marina M. set during the turbulent years of the Russian Revolution, will be released on November 7, 2017 by Little Brown and Co.  Fitch’s punk-rock novel, Paint It Black, has been adapted into ta feature film which will be released in May.

Andrew Roe

Writers Workshops Participant, '97, '04

His short story collection, Where You Live, was published by Engine Books in May 2017. The book received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Leonard Chang

Writers Workshops Participant, '94

Leonard Chang’s new novel, The Lockpicker, was published in May 2017, and a new TV show, Snowfall, that he helped write and produce will premiere on FX in the summer.
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Charmaine Craig

Writers Workshops Participant; '97,'98

Charmaine Craig’s latest novel, Miss Burma, was published in May, 2017 by Grove Press. Miss Burma is an Indie Next Selection and has received a starred review from Kirkus.

Kathleen O’Toole

Poetry Participant '01, '03, '05, '09, '11

Kathleen O’Toole’s poem “At the mariner’s chapel, Auvillar” won 3rd place in the Image/NY Encounter poetry contest. She collaborated on the collection In the Margins: A Conversation in Poetry, released in March 2017 by Cherry Grove collections.