Holaday Mason

Poetry Workshop participant '00, '06

Her newest book of poetry, The Weaver’s Body, is forthcoming from Tebat Bach Books.

Stephen Massimilla

Poetry Workshop participant '04, '06

His adaptation of a Montale poem recently received a Der-Hovanessian prize citation from The New England Poetry Club.

Stephen Massimilla

Poetry Participant '04, '06

His multi-genre Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo), recently won new awards, including the Living Now Award, the IAN Book of the Year Award in Nonfiction, the Apple Award in Cross-Genre, and others. The latest reviews of the book have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Poetry International, Colorado Review, Five Points, The US Review of Books, USA Today, The Northwest Indiana Times, The Food Poet, Gluten-Free Magazine, Catering Magazine, Green Living, Vital Nutrition, and elsewhere.


Grace Shuyi Liew

Poetry participant '16

Her debut collection of poetry, Careen, was published by Noemi Press in April 2019.

Attended with the help of Lucille Clifton Memorial scholarship

Renee Thompson

Writers Workshops Participant, '03, '07, '09

Her short story “The Winterist” won second prize in Narrative’s Fall 2018 Story Contest. This is Renee’s third appearance in the magazine; two previous stories appeared as “Stories of the Week.”


Devi S. Laskar

Poetry participant 2004, 2008, 2014 fiction participant 2004, 2015

Her debut novel, The Atlas Of Reds And Blues, has been picked up abroad, and is being published by Fleet (an imprint of Little, Brown) in the UK and commonwealth countries and by Hachette India in the subcontinent.


Mark Fitzgerald

Poetry Participant, '06

His second book of poems, Downburst, was published by Cinnamon Press in March. The second edition of his first collection, By Way of Dust and Rain, was also recently published by Cinnamon Press.


Justin McFarr

Writers Workshops Participant, '13

His short story collection, Controlled Chaos, was published by Wheeler Street Press in April, 2019.


Donna DiGiuseppe (Matcovich)

Writers Workshops Participant, '13

Her  biographical novel, Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance, was published in January 2019 by ACMRS/Univ of Arizona. This historical fiction dramatizes the life of Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola, whose work will be a major exhibit at the Prado, Madrid in October 2019.


Martina Newhook

Writers Workshop '15

Her essay, “The Lonely Hours Before Supper,” was published in Meat For Tea (March 2019; V.13 (1)).


C Pirloul

Poetry Participant, '01, '04, '17

Excerpts of her map-poem appear in Lana Turner 11. Poems and recordings are forthcoming in The Santa Fe Telepoem Project.

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Poetry Workshop participant '11

His book of poetry, Cenzontle, was awarded the Northern California Book Award and the NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award, and was recently named a finalist for the Thom Gunn award for poetry and the Lambda Literary Award.

Kenji Liu

Poetry Workshop participant '14

His newest book of poetry, Monsters I Have Been, will be released from Alice James Books in April, 2019.

Colleen Morton Busch

Writers Workshop ‘04, ‘15

She narrated the audiobook version of her nonfiction book, Fire Monks, the story of how five Zen monks saved a California monastery from a wildfire with a combination of hard work, aplomb, and wisdom. Blackstone released the audiobook in March 2019.


Vishwas R. Gaitonde

Writers Workshop '14

His essay “Jaya He! The Story of India’s National Anthem” was published by The Mantle in January 2019. It delves into the history and controversies swirling around the anthem composed by Nobel laureate & polymath Rabindranath Tagore – and also highlights the largely hidden role of an Irish woman’s contribution to the music. You can read it here: http://www.mantlethought.org/arts-and-culture/jaya-h%C3%A9-story-india%E2%80%99s-national-anthem


Anthony J. Mohr

Writers Workshops Participant '08

His essay “Nixon for President” appeared in North Dakota Quarterly (Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter 2018). His essay “Love North of Sunset” appeared in Saint Ann’s Review (Winter 2019). His essay “The Last Honors Class” appeared in Glint Literary Journal (Winter 2018).


Kelly Cass Falzone

Poetry Participant, '03

She was awarded the 2018 Bea Gonzalez Prize for Poetry for a group of three poems published in Stone Canoe: A Journal of Art, Literature and Social Commentary, published by the Downtown Writers Center, a program of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, NY.


Susan Henderson

Writers Workshops Participant, '09

Her novel, The Flicker of Old Dreams, won the Western Writers of America Spur Award in the category of Best Western Contemporary Novel, and was chosen as an Honor Book for the Montana Book Award. She was additionally awarded a Hawthornden International Fellowship and will spend a month writing at the Hawthornden Castle in Midlothian, Scotland.

Attended with the help of Lojo Scholarship

Max Byrd

Writers Workshop participant '83, Writers Workshops Teaching Staff

His newest novel, The Sixth Conspirator, will be published in August 2019 by Post Hill Press.


Marcia Butler

Writers Workshop Participant '15

Her debut novel, Pickle’s Progress, will be published on April 9, 2019. Recent praise from Richard Russo: “The four main characters in Pickle’s Progress seem more alive than most of the people we know in real life because their fears and desires are so nakedly exposed. That’s because their creator, Marcia Butler, possesses truly scary X-ray vision and intelligence to match.”