Jami Macarty

Poetry Participant, '10, '14, '17

Instinctive Acts, her third chapbook came into the world via Nomados Literary Publishers in October 2018. Her first chapbook, Landscape of the Wait, was reviewed by Michelle Mitchell-Foust in Drizzle Review. And, sixteen additional poems appeared in the Canadian, American, and Australian journals: EVENT, Contemporary Verse 2, The Paddock Review, Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry, Otoliths, and descant.


Ann Fisher-Wirth

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

Her sixth book of poems, The Bones of Winter Birds, was chosen from several hundred submissions and will be published by Terrapin Books in February 2019. Ann’s fifth book, Mississippi, is a poetry/photography collaboration with Maude Schuyler Clay (Wings Press 2018). From May 11-18, 2019, Ann will lead the poetry workshop at Longleaf Writers Conference, in Seaside, Florida.


Charles Halsted

Poetry Participant, '18.

His first chapbook collection of poems, Breaking Eighty, has now been published by Finishing Line Press. A full poetry book Extenuating Circumstances will be published in 2019.

Judy Bebelaar

Poetry Participant, '08, '10

She has been named, along with her co-author Ron Cabral, 2019 Library Laureates by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library for their book, And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown, about the students they came to know when Jim Jones sent all the Temple teenagers to the small school where they taught. Bebelaar and Cabral will join other laureates, including Dave Eggers, Samin Nasrat and Wendy McNaughton, Amy Freed, and Tongo Eisen-Martin at the benefit gala on March 8, 2o19.


Marci Vogel

Writers Workshop participant '05, Poetry Workshop participant '17

Her new novel, Death and Other Holidays, was recently published by Melville House.

Michael Chabon

Writers Workshop participant '86, '87, Writers Workshop Teaching Staff '00, '02

His newest book, Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros, will be published by HarperCollins in January, 2019.

Molly Fisk

Poetry participant, '92, '95, '97, '01

Her fourth book of radio commentary, Naming Your Teeth: Even More Observations from a Working Poet, came out in November, 2018, containing 50 three-minute essays that originally aired on KVMR-FM Nevada City, CA.


Terence Clarke

Writers Workshops Participant, '72, '73

His 11th book, The Splendid City, was published in February 2019.


Michelle Brittan Rosado

Poetry Participant, '16

Her debut poetry collection, Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. It was published in November 2018 by University of Wisconsin Press.


Paul Watsky

Poetry Participant '07, '09, '11, '13, '17.

His poem “What Mattered About The Wind,” begun and set in the Valley, appears in the current issue of The Moth (#35, December 2018).


Terry Shames

Writers Workshop participant '98

Her newest Samuel Craddock mystery, A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary, will be published in January, 2019, by Seventh Street Books.