Marilyn Kallet

Her new book of poems, How Our Bodies Learned, was published by Black Widow Press in January, 2018.

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Poetry Workshop

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s collection, Dulce, will be published by Northwestern University Press in April, 2018.

Emily Jungmin Yoon

Poetry Participant, '15

Emily Jungmin Yoon’s first full-length collection of poetry, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, will be published by Ecco Books this September.
Attended with the help of WC&C Scholarship.

Michelle Ruiz Keil

Writers Workshop Participant '14

Her short story “Random Magick” was recently published on Cosmonauts Avenue. You can read it here.

Sawnie Morris

Poetry Participant '90, '92, '07, '10, '13

She was recently named the inaugural poet laureate of Taos, New Mexico.

Dave Essinger

Writers Workshops Participant, '09

His new novel Running Out was published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company in June 2017.
Attended with the help of Lojo Foundation Scholarship.

Lara Gularte

Poetry Participant '05, Writers Workshop Participant '04, '06

Her new book of poetry, Kissing the Bee, was published by The Bitter Oleander Press in January, 2018.

Michele Montgomery

Writers Workshop Participant '07

Her essay, “We Were Snubbed by Our Dead Dog. Twice.” was published this month in the New York Times. The link to the essay can be found here.

Tara Dorabji

Writers Workshop Participant '13

She has new work published in All the Women in My Family Sing, edited by Deborah Santana, a collection of prose and poetry. The collection includes writing by Michelle “Mush” Lee, Natalie Baszile, Phiroozeh Petigara, Samina Ali, Soniah Kamal, Nayomi Munaweera, Kira Lynne Allen and more!

Amber Flora Thomas

Poetry Participant, '92, '99, '01, '03, '05, '13

Her book Red Channel in the Rupture: Poems is forthcoming from Red Hen Press, August 2018.

Ramona Ausubel

Writers Workshop Participant '07, '12

Her new novel Awayland will be published by Riverhead Books in March, 2018.

Mary Freericks

Poetry Workshop participant '89, '91, 09

Her collection of poems, Blue Watermelon, which represents vivid memories from her childhood in Iran, was published in January and is now available on Amazon.

Caitlin McCarthy

Screenwriting Program Participant, '13

Her pilot teleplay “Virtual Vida” is a Quarterfinalist for the 2018 CineStory TV/Digital Fellowship (Original Comedy Division). Her script boasts an inclusive cast with a Puerto Rican female lead. Learn more about Caitlin’s writing at

Devi S. Laskar

Poetry Participant '04, '08, '14, Writers Workshop Participant '04, '15

Her second chapbook Anastasia Maps was published by Finishing Line Press in December 2017. Her first chapbook, Gas & Food, No Lodging was also published by Finishing Line last March.

Gene Berson

poetry participant, '17

His book, raveling travel, was published by Open Book Press. The book contains several poems recently published in, the winter issue of, and Red Fez.

Attended with the help of the Alexander Cushing Memorial Scholarship for Locals.

Terry Shames

Writers Workshop Participant '99

A Reckoning in the Back Country, Terry Shames’s seventh novel in the award-winning Samuel Craddock series,was published in January 2018, by Seventh Street Book.

Jamie Cat Callan

Writers Workshop Participant, '91

Her latest book Parisian Charm School was published by Penguin Random House in January, 2018.