Grant Hier

Writers Workshops Participant, ’93; AOW ’95; Poetry Participant '98

His book of historical flash fiction, California Continuum, co-written with John Brantingham, Poet Laureate of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, is forthcoming in March, 2019.

Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Writers Workshops Participant '13

His short story collection, Ballad of a Slopsucker, was published by the University of New Mexico Press in February 2019.
Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

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. She will be joining us this summer as part of our Published Alumni Reading Series.

Juliana Roth

Writers Workshops Participant, '17

Her screenplay for her film in independent development, What We Know, which follows a sexual assault survivor as she navigates the Title IX process, is a semifinalist in the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition and a finalist in the 2019 Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York. The crowdfunding campaign for the film is accepting donations until mid-March on Seed & Spark.
Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

Aida Salazar

Non-Fiction Workshop 2007

Her debut book, The Moon Within, a middle grade novel in verse, will be released on February, 2019, by Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic. The book was called “A worthy successor to Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret” in a Kirkus starred review.

Emily Pérez

Poetry Participant '10, '18

Her new chapbook Made and Unmade, a limited edition, hand bound, letterpress, tragi-comic exploration of growing up female in a patriarchy, is now available from Madhouse Press.

Rowan Sharp

Poetry participant, ‘12

She has new work in the Beloit Poetry Journal 69.1 (Spring 2019).

Judy Crowe

Poetry Workshop participant '08, '12, '15, '18, Writers Workshop participant '87, '88, '90

Her new book of poetry, Flat Water: Nebraska Poems, was recently released from Finishing Line Press.

Claudia March Reder

Poetry Participant '08

Her book of poems, How to Disappear, was recently published by Blue Light Press.

David Corbett

Writers Workshop participant '88, '89, '91, '99, Screenwriting Workshop participant '01

His latest novel, The Long-Lost Love Letters Of Doc Holliday, has been nominated for the Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery. The winner will be announced on March 30th at Left Coast Crime in Vancouver, BC.

Jeffrey Kingman

Poetry Participant, '12

His poetry manuscript, Beyond that Hill I Gather, won the Eyelands Book Award (Greece) for best unpublished poetry book. The poems in the collection are mostly portraits of notable women.

Chelsea Rathburn

Poetry Participant, '09

Her third poetry collection, Still Life with Mother and Knife, was published by LSU Press in February.

Kate Wisel

Writers Workshop Participant '16

Her first book of short stories, Driving in Cars With Homeless Men, has won the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, which includes a substantial cash prize and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. She was selected by judge Min Jin Lee.
Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

Caitlin McCarthy

Screenwriting Workshop '13

Her crime thriller screenplay A Native Land has been named an Official Selection at the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival. It has also advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Caitlin is represented by Barry Krost of Barry Krost Management (BKM).

Stephanie Austin

Writer's Workshop Participant, '12

Her short story “Carrion” will be in the spring 2019 issue of Pembroke Magazine. Her flash fiction piece “Stray” will appear in the June issue of the Jellyfish Review.

Attended with the help of Joe Heinrich Scholarship

Noah Blaustein

Poetry Workshop participant '07, '11

His book of poetry, After Party, will be published on February 15th by the University of New Mexico Press.

His poems have appeared in the last year in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Harvard Review, The Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, Greensboro Review, and The Southampton Review. His review of Christopher Merrill’s Self Portrait in Dogwood was featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books. He was one of one hundred poets selected by the Harvard Review to contribute lines to Renga for Obama, a book length Renga for and presented to President Barack Obama. Most recently he was an AIR fellow with the National Park Service, teaching poetry to homeless youth in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Matthew Murrey

Poetry Participant, '95

His debut poetry collection, Bulletproof, was published by Jacar Press in February 2019. It was selected in 2018 by Marilyn Nelson who described it as “A generous range of thought-worthy subjects, approached with simplicity, wisdom, and a deft use of language.”

Karen Moulding

Writers Workshops Participant, '07, '08, '10

Her novel, The Naked Shopper, has been selected First Runner Up by Red Hen Press in the Quill Prose Award contest. An excerpt from The Naked Shopper was published in January 2019 in the Capra Review.

Alex Luke

Writers Workshops Participant, '18

Her short story “Sweet Blood” was published in Issue 18 of SAND Journal, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Attended with the help of Maat Scholarship