Analicia Sotelo

Poetry Participant, '16

Her first full-length of collection of poetry, Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay, was recently published by Milkweed Editions in February 2018.
Attended with the help of The Rebecca Osheroff Honorary Memorial Scholarship

Kazim Ali

Poetry Participant '98 / Poetry Teaching Staff

His new collection of poems, Inquisition, will be published by Wesleyan University Press, March 6, 2018.

Devi S. Laskar

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

Her novel The Atlas of Reds and Blue will be published by Counterpoint Press in February, 2019.

Cynthia Robinson

Writers' Workshops Participant, '13 and '14

Her debut novel, Birds of Wonder, was published by Standing Stone Books on 20 February, 2018.

Cynthia Lim

Writers Workshops Participant, '15

Her memoir, Wherever You Are: A Memoir of Love, Marriage, and Brain Injury, will be published by Coffeetown Press September 1, 2018.

Kenji C. Liu

Poetry Participant, '14

His second full-length poetry collection, Monsters I Have Been, which frankensteins news articles, legal documents, and other texts to explore a range of masculinities, will be published by Alice Jones Books in Spring 2019. Selections from the new book have recently been published in two literary journals: Apogee and Anomaly.
Attended with the help of Oakley Hall Memorial Scholarship

Sands Hall

Writers Workshop Teaching Staff and Past Participant

Her memoir, Flunk. Start., published March, 2018, was recently named one of the top 10 best books in spirituality and religion for Spring 2018 by Publisher’s Weekly.

Michael David Lukas

Writers Workshop Participant '09

His second novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, will be published March 13, 2018, by Spiegel and Grau.
Attended with the help of The James D. Houston Memorial Scholarship

Wayétu Moore

Writers Workshop Participant '09

Her debut novel, She Would Be King, will be released in September 2018 from Graywolf Press.
Attended with the help of the Carlisle Family Scholarship

Hilary Zaid

Writers Workshop Participant, '12

Her debut novel, Paper is White, will be be released on March 13, 2018 from Bywater Books.
Attended with the help of The James D. Houston Memorial Scholarship

Javier Zamora

Poetry Participant '10

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), in partnership with Duende District Bookstore, is pleased to welcome award-winning poet, Javier Zamora, who will be in Washington, D.C. from February 26 through March 1. While in Washington, Zamora will give a public reading, take part in a colloquium with university students, spend time with students at a bilingual elementary school, and dialogue with students in a college-level writing workshop.

Scott Edward Anderson

Art of the Wild Participant, '92

He has two recent essays published, “Hallelujah: I’m No Genius” in Schuylkill Valley Journal Online and a craft essay, “POETRY AS PRACTICE: How Paying Attention Helps Us Improve Our Writing in the Age of Distraction” in Cleaver Magazine. His new book, Dwelling: an ecopoem, will be published in Fall 2018 by Shanti Arts.

Edan Lepucki

Writers Workshop Participant '07, Writers Workshop Teaching Staff '14, '18

Her most recent novel, Woman No. 17, published by Hogarth in 2017, is now out in paperback. Woman No. 17 was named a notable book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, POPSUGAR, and the Washington Post. People Magazine picked it as the May selection for the Book of the Month Club.

Shobha Rao

Writers Workshop Participant '02

Her debut novel, Girls Burn Brighter, will be published by Flatiron Books in March 2018. She is also the author of the short story collection, An Unrestored Woman.

Sara Borjas

Writers Workshop Participant '13

Her debut collection of poetry, We Are Too Big for This House, will be published in 2019 by Noemi Press as part of the Akrilica Series.

Attended with the help of UC Riverside Scholarship

Marlene Shigekawa

Screenwriters Workshop Participant '06, '12

Her documentary film, For the Sake of the Children, will be screened in San Francisco on February 24 at the New People Cinema as well as in Los Angeles. Prior screenings have taken place at venues throughout LA , at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and at the University of Montana.

Bill Pieper

Writers Workshops Participant, '10

His story “Wildflower Season” was published in the winter 2017 issue of Chiron Review, joining a lineage of past contributors that runs from Kerouac and Bukowski to Marge Piercy and Lorri Jackson. It is the first of his recent acceptances to see print, soon to be followed by “Barcelona Days” in Lipstick Party Mag and “Hi, Grandma” in Corvus

Rachel Howard

Writers Workshop Participant, '13, Writers Workshop Staff, '17

Her novel The Risk of Us sold to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication in Spring 2019. It’s about a woman who longs to be a mother; the troubled child she and her husband take in from the foster care system; the inevitable tests children bring to a marriage; and the limits of human empathy coupled with the joys of new parenthood, and was pitched as appealing to fans of Jenny Offill, Rachel Cusk, and Sheila Heti.
Attended with the help of Carlisle Scholarship

Brenda Hillman

Poetry Teaching Staff, Poetry Guest Director

Brenda Hillman’s new collection, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days  was published by Wesleyan Poetry (Wesleyan University Press) in February 2019.

Michael Andreasen

Writers Workshops Participant, '07

His debut collection The Sea Beast Takes a Lover will be available February 28, 2018, from Dutton. The collection features stories that have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Quarterly West. “Andreasen has the soul of a poet and the heart of a yarn spinner; he breathes new life into familiar tropes via the ingenuity of his storytelling and his tendency to color outside the lines. The 11 refreshing stories in this debut collection are full of delicious detours, and ultimately they’re the point.” –Publisher’s Weekly

Attended with the help of UCI Irvine Scholarship

Glen David Gold

Writers Workshops Participant, '96, '97 / Writers Workshops Teaching Staff

His memoir I Will Be Complete will be published by Knopf in June 2018.

Attended with the help of The UC Irvine Scholarship

Vishwas R Gaitonde

Writers Workshop Participant, '14

Gaitonde’s multimedia essay, “The Birth, Death & Reincarnation of the Harmonium,” published by The Mantle, New York, in 2016 & republished by (Delhi, India) in 2016, has been republished by the music magazine Serenade in Jan 2018.  A Dutch translation of Gaitonde’s essay, titled “De tijreis van het harmonium over de continenten,” along with additional material on the harmonium, was published in Vox Humana, Holland, in 2017.

Elaine Barnard

Writers workshops Participant 11

Elaine Barnard’s work collection of stories from her travels in Asia: Emperor of Nuts: Intersections Across Cultures will be published by New Meridian Arts in 2018.Elaine Barnard’s work has appeared in a number of publications: Her short story, “Shadows” was recently published in Red Fez; “Pomegranate” was recently published in Crux; “The Road” was recently published in Fixional; and “An Ordeal” is forthcoming in Sunlight.,

Ann Fisher-Wirth

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

Ann Fisher-Wirth’s fifth book of poems, Mississippi, has just been released by Wings Press; it is a poetry/photography collaboration with the acclaimed Delta photographer Maude Schuyler Clay. She will be traveling throughout Mississippi to promote the book during the spring of 2018. In May she will be a Research Fellow at Bielefeld University, Germany, giving readings and teaching ecopoetry for their Project Entangled Americas; and will be giving readings for the Environmental Humanities Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She has recently completed Because Here We Are (poems); one chapbook-length section is forthcoming in At Length.


Robert Lipton

Poetry Participant 2003, 1995

Robert Lipton won the the 2018 Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition at the Munster Literature Center in Cork, Ireland. Author of A Complex Bravery published by Marick Press, the prize is for his poem “Official Story.” He will participate in the Cork International Poetry Festival, Feb. 2018,  and will have his work published in the Munster Literary journal Southword.

Jasmin Darznik

Writers Workshops Participant in Fiction and Nonfiction, '06,'10

Her novel Song of a Captive Bird was published by Random House/Ballantine in February 2018. It tells the story of Iran’s iconic woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad.

Cynthia Robinson

Writers' Workshops Participant '13, '14

Her forthcoming novel, Birds of Wonder, out on February 20, 2018, with Standing Stone Books, received 5 stars and a featured review in the January/February 2018 issue of Foreword.