Kirsten Whatley

Writers Workshops Participant, '06

Kirsten Whatley’s short nonfiction piece, “Only Moths,” appeared in PANK‘s Spring/Summer 2018 online issue, and was subsequently translated into Italian. Two of her Hawaii-based food stories recently appeared in AFAR (May 2018) and Saveur (Fall 2018).
Attended with the help of the Carlisle Family Scholarship.

Scott Edward Anderson

Art of the Wild Participant, '92

His new book, Dwelling: an ecopoem, which received an honorable mention for The Hopper Poetry Prize last year, has just been published by Shanti Arts of Brunswick, Maine. A sequence of poems and prose questions about the nature of our dwelling, place, home and our relationship with the other species with which we share this planet, Dwelling: an ecopoem has been called “a phenomenology of how we live on the Earth,” by Alison Hawthorne Deming.

DeWitt Henry

Writers Workshops Teaching Staff, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98.

His new collection, Sweet Marjoram: Notes and Essays, will be published this October by Plume Editions/Mad Hat Press.

Kate Hope Day

Writers Workshop participant '15

Her debut novel If, Then is forthcoming from Random House March 12, 2019. It has been optioned by Heyday Television.

Elaine Barnard

Writers Workshop Partcipant (11)

Elaine Barnard will be reading from the collection of stories from her travels in Asia, Emperor of Nuts at 7pm on Oct.11 at the famous KGB bar in NYC. The event is sponsored by her publisher New Meridian Arts.

Jeffrey Kingman

Poetry Participant, '12

He was a finalist in Inlandia Institute’s 2018 Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition.

Margaret C. Murray

Screenwriters Workshop, '87

In late September, she launched her 4th novel, Pillow Prayers—Love Ruined, Love Reborn after the Summer of Love, at Fourth Street Fine Art Cooperative in Berkeley, CA where much of her story takes place.
Attended with the help of National Endowment for the Arts

Tim Wendel

Writers Workshop participant '86, '87, '88, '89. Screenwriters Workshop participant '05

A writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University, Tim Wendel’s latest book is a memoir, Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia. He read the audiobook and is now doing voice skills for the company working with the Amazon Echo. In addition, work continues on the documentary of his book Summer of ’68, which was named a notable book by the State of Michigan.

Jen Beagin

Writers Workshop participant '11

She recently made the short list for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Attended with the help of the UC Irvine Scholarship for MFAs.

Wayétu Moore

Writers Workshop Participant '09

Her new novel, She Would Be King, was released from Graywolf Press on September 11, 2018. She will be joining us next summer for our Published Alumni Reading Series.
Attended with the help of the Carlisle Family Scholarship.

Emily Jungmin Yoon

Poetry Workshop, 2015

Her first full-length collection of poetry, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, will be published by Ecco Books in September, 2018.
Attended with the help of the W C & F Scholarship.

Cai Emmons

Writers Workshop Participant '93, '94, '98

Her new novel, Weather Woman, will be published on October 9, 2018, by Red Hen Press.

Grant Hier

Writers Workshop Participant ’93, Art of the Wild ’95, Poetry Participant ’98

His new poetry collection, The Difference Between, was published by Pelekinesis in April 2018. A book of Flash Fiction, co-written with the Poet Laureate of Sequoia and Kings Canyon Parks, John Brantingham, is forthcoming in February, 2019.

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Poetry Participant, '00, '03

Her new co-edited book, Arts-based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice, was recently published by Routledge  in 2018.

Joanna Solfrian

Poetry Participant, '06

Her second collection, The Mud Room, will be published by MadHat Press in 2019.
Attended with the help of a scholarship and and a work-waiver.

Ama Codjoe

Poetry Participant, '15

Her poem “Etymology of a Mood” was selected by Natasha Trethewey for the Georgia Review‘s Loraine Williams Poetry Prize.
Attended with the help of Lucille Clifton Scholarship

Anne Ray

Writers Workshop Participant, '06

Her story “Weekend Trip”, originally published in Gettysburg Review, won a 2018 Pushcart Prize. Her story “Black Feather” is forthcoming in Indiana Review.

Leslie Hsu Oh

Writers Workshop Participant ,'14

Her essay “K’E YIL YAL TX’I: SAYING SOMETHING,” first published in Alpinist Magazine and a Bronze medalist in the Family Travel category of the 2018 Solas Awards, was selected for Waymaking, an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape, available now from Vertebrate Publishing. Her story “On the Line” was selected for Grace in Darkness, an anthology of metro D.C. women, available now from American University.
Attended with the help of The O'Dwyer Scholarship