Janet Fitch

Writers Workshop participant '93, Poetry Workshop participant '17, Writers Workshop Teaching Staff

Her newest novel, Chimes of a Lost Cathedral, the  sequel to her best-selling novel The Revolution of Marina M., will be published by Little, Brown & Co. in July, 2019.


James Jordan

Writers Workshop participant '09

His debut novel, The Speed of Life, was published in November, 2018, by Turning Leaf Books.

Matthew M. Monte

Writers Workshop Participant '11, '15

His debut poetry collection, The Case of the Six-Sided Dream, was recently published by Blue Light Press. It won the 2017 Blue Light Press Poetry Prize.


Owen Prell

Screenwriters Participant '02, '04; Screenwriters Panel (various)

His debut novel, Chance to Break, was published in 2018 in both U.S. (North Loop Books) and U.K. (The Book Guild) editions. The next author event will be a reading at Depot Bookstore in Mill Valley on November 30.


Charles Halsted

Poetry Participant, 18

His first full length poetry book Extenuating Circumstances has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press. It will contain three of the poems written at the Poetry Workshop.

Lynne Thompson

Poetry Participant, `97, `02

She won the 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, selected by Jane Hirshfield, for her manuscript Fretwork, which will be published in 2019. Thompson’s essay “The Family Stories of Jane Cooper” will be published the anthology Jane Cooper: A Radiance of Attention, forthcoming in 2019.


Maxima Kahn

Poetry Participant, '07, Writers Workshops Participant, '06, '10

Her poems have appeared this year or are forthcoming in Sweet, The Louisville Review and Orbis Journal, and she was nominated for Best of the Net. Her essays appeared in Just How Cool Is That, The Creative Penn, Tiny Buddha and Positively Positive.

Attended with the help of Mary Turnbull Scholarship 2010

Sally Van Doren

Poetry Workshop participant '01, '03, '06

Her poem “Housewife as Poet” from her 2017 book, Promise, was featured on Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column sponsored by the Poetry Foundation on November 12, 2018.



Liz González

Poetry Participant, '00

Her mixed genre book, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected, was published by Los Nietos Press in July 2018. Her poem “Fall in the Chaparral” appeared in the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, 2018 released by Scarlet Tanager Books in October 2018. Her poem “Menudo vs. Hotdogs” appeared in the August 2018 issue of Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature and Arts Magazine.


Leland Cheuk

Writers Workshop participant '01, '02

His newest novel, No Good Very Bad Asian, is forthcoming from C&R Press in 2019.


Tom Barbash

Writers Workshop Teaching Staff '14, '16, '18

His newest novel, The Dakota Winters, will be published in December, 2018, by HarperCollins.

Katherine Rothschild

Writer’s Workshop participant, ‘03

Her YA novel on sisterhood in an untraditional family, Hope and Other Feathered Things, will be published by Soho Teen in early 2020.


D. P. Medina

Writers Workshops Participant, '85, '86

His novel, The Madness of the Brave, was published by Moonshine Cove Publishing in Summer 2018. A unique character-driven thriller, the novel is set in the late 70s’ world of political activism, a world of shifting alliances, faceless informants and betrayal and challengeson some of our most fundamental beliefs.


Julia Flynn Siler

Writers Workshop participant '03, '04, Writers Workshop Teaching Staff '14, '15, '16, '18

Her newest book, The White Devil’s DaughtersThe Fight Against Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown, will be published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing in May, 2019.