Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Poetry Workshop, '11

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo recently sold his memoir, Children Of The Land, at auction to Harper Collins Publishers via Mary Evans Agency Inc. and he also won the annual A. Poulin Jr., first book prize from BOA Editions for his poetry manuscript Cenzontle, judged by Brenda Shaughnessy. Furthermore, his first poetry chapbook, Dulce, was chosen by Chris Abani as the winner of the Drinking Gourd prize and will be forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.
Attended with the help of The Lucille Clifton Scholarship

Scot Siegel

Poetry Participant, '07

Scot Siegel has poems in Coachella Valley Review, Crab Creek Review, Cordite Poetry Review, and Haibun Today. A review of Siegel’s recent collection, The Constellation of Extinct Stars and Other Poems, appears in the 2017 issue of Hiram Poetry Review.

Brian Rogers

Writers Workshops Participant, '95, '02

Brian Rogers’ novel The Whole of the Moon was published by the University of Nevada Press in September, 2017.

Jeff Walt

Poetry Participant, '17

Jeff Walt had a single poem selected as 2nd Place in The Frank O’Hara Prize competition sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association with publication in The Worcester Review, 2017. Also, He was hired on as a Regional Editor with the San Diego Poetry Annual earlier this year. Jeff will be in residence this fall at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE. Then, in February of 2018, he will be in residence for the entire month at Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts in Fairhope, AL.

Laurie Ann Doyle

Writers Workshops Participant, '09, '14

Laurie Ann Doyle’s story “Just Ask for Hateman” appears in The Los Angeles Review, chronicling the journey of a daughter reuniting with her long-lost father in People’s Park. The story is featured in Laurie’s new book, World Gone Missing, to be released this October. Two other stories in the collection were treated in workshop at the Writers Workshops.

Dylan Brie Ducey

Writers Workshops Participant, '15

Dylan’s short story, “The Perfect Mother,” appeared in The Tishman Review in January, 2017. A micro fiction entitled “Three a.m.” appeared in Minola Review in March, 2017. Another short story, “God Bless the Child,” appeared in Sou’wester’s spring 2017 issue. “The Dare” appeared in Split Lip in May, 2017. And Gargoyle published a short story, “Effacée Like Me,” in its 66th issue this summer. Her story, “The Talisman,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and long-listed for Wigleaf’s Top 50.
Attended with the help of the Carlisle Family Scholarship

Sheila Thorne

Writers Workshops Participant, '04

Sheila Thorne’s short story “The Museum of Rooms” appears in Gargoyle Magazine #66.

Vishwas R Gaitonde

Writers Workshop Participant, '14

He spent the month of June working on new writing at The International Retreat for Writers in Scotland on a Hawthornden Fellowship.

Justin McFarr

Writers Workshops Participant, '13

His debut novel The Bear Who Broke the World, which takes place in Berkeley during the summer of 1976, will be released on August 1, 2017, by Wheeler Street Press.

Barbara McDonald

Poetry participant, '80; Art of the Wild, Poetry,'93, Art of the Wild, Fiction '94

Slipsliding by the Bay: A Novel, a spoof of San Francisco in the seventies, was treated in workshop at Squaw Valley. It was published July, 2017.

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Mary Volmer

Writers Workshops Participant, 03, 05; Writers Workshops Teaching Staff ’16

Her second novel, Reliance, Illinois, came out in paperback in spring 2017.

Lex Williford

1997, 2004 Squaw Valley Screenwriters' Conference

His novella in flash, Superman on the Roof, won the 10th Annual Rose Metal Press Flash Fiction Chapbook Award.

Lori Tobias

94, 95

Her novel Wander was named a finalist in new fiction by the International Book Awards.

Jami Macarty

Poetry Participant, '10, '14, '17

Her first chapbook of poetry, Landscape of The Wait, was released from Finishing Line Press on June 23, 2017.

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Writers Workshops Participant, '13

Her debut novel, The Nest, spent more than four months on the New York Times bestseller list and was recently released in paperback.

Ann Tweedy

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

She won a Bisexual Book Award in Poetry in June for her book The Body’s Alphabet. Several of the poems in the book were written over the years at Squaw Valley.

Robert Rorke

Writers Workshop Participant '11

He has placed a second chapter, Ten Dollar Bill, from his just completed novel Car Trouble in the current issue of The Amsterdam Quarterly.

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Christine Granados

Writers Workshop Participant '09

Her second book of fiction, Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children, was published by the University of New Mexico Press, 2017.
Attended with the help of the Ancinas Family Scholarship

Christie Nelson

1998 (unsure of date; better check)

She will publish her third novel, Beautiful Illusion, San Francisco’s Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island 1939 with She Writes Press in May of 2018. Beautiful Illusion is a story of love and deception, intrigue and betrayal, between a female newspaper reporter, a Japanese diplomat, and a Mayan art scholar. It is also the story of the men and women who built San Francisco’s last world’s fair dedicated to peace and brotherhood in the Pacific, of a city within a city, of grandeur and pageantry, glamour and glitz, on the eve of World War II.

Chuck Joy

Medical Writing '03

He has a new collection of poetry from Cleveland’s Red Giant Books. Theme of Line consists of poems selected to elucidate the use of line.

Kathleen O’Toole

Poetry Participant 2001,2003,2005, 2009, 2011

Her poem “At the Mariner’s Church Auvillar” won 3rd place in the Image/NY Encounter Poetry contest, 2017. She collaborated on a new collection, “In the Margins: A Conversation in Poetry” with 3 other Maryland poets with whom she’s been writing for twenty-five years, which was released in March 2017 by Cherry Grove Collections.