C. Pirloul

Poetry Workshop participant '17

Two poems first drafted at the Poetry Workshop are included in a group of poems in the 2019 issue of Volt (#25).

Allison DeLauer

Poetry Participant, '10, '16

Her essay “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” appeared in the collection, Playing Shakespeare’s Characters, Book 1. Playing Shakespeare’s Lovers examines Shakespeare’s romantic characters from multiple perspectives. Contributing actors, directors, educators and scholars bring diverse and wide-ranging insights into the motives, context, history and challenges of performing Shakespeare’s “infinite variety” of lovers. The volume begins with an introductory essay, followed by brief essays and interviews, on various characters within the world of Shakespeare’s lovers.


Karen Laws

Writers Workshop Participant, '06, '16

Her story “Shadows Under Trees” is in the current issue of The Antioch Review (Volume 76, No. 4).
Karen’s essay on working with asylum seekers at the border is in the online journal Cagibi, Issue 6.

Fisk, Molly

Molly Fisk

Poetry Workshop participant '92, '95, '98, '04

She is the recipient of one of 13 Inaugural American Poet Laureate Fellowships. With the $75,000 she receives, she plans to launch “California Fire & Water,” a statewide teaching, anthology, and public reading project addressing the state’s recent devastating fires.

Rachel Howard

Writers Workshop participant '13, Writers Workshop teaching staff '17, '19

Her new novel, The Risk of Us, was released from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April, 2019.


Kris Newby

Writers Workshop participant '17

Her new book, Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons, will be released in May, 2019, from HarperCollins.

Clancy McGilligan

Writers Workshop Participant '17

His novella History of an Executioner won the 2019 Novella Prize from Miami University Press, and will be published in 2020.

Attended with the help of SpringCreek Foundation Scholarship

Ramona Reeves

Writers Workshop Participant '18

Her short story won the Nancy D. Hargrove Editors Prize and appears in the Summer 2018 (Sept.) issue of Jabberwock Review. Another short story was runner-up in the Barry Hannah Prize for Fiction and appears in the Winter 2019 issue of Yalobusha Review.


Katherine Factor

Poetry Participant '10

Her first children’s book, Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: Mata Hari, is forthcoming from Choose CO on May 1, 2019. An interactive game novel, this title stars YOU as a real-life historical spy in an interactive, multiple-ending book with historically accurate events and characters.


Cai Emmons

Writers Workshop '93, '94, '98, Teaching Staff 2010

Her novel Weather Woman has won a Nautilus Book Award. The sequel to Weather Woman, called Sinking Islands, has just been sold and will be published in the spring of 2021. Her short story collection, Vanishing, won the 2018 Leapfrog Fiction Contest and will come out in 2020.


Sheldon Gleisser

Screenwriting Participant '14

His short story “The Money Shot” was published in the latest issue of the literary magazine Rosebud, issue #65.

Lorraine Comanor

Writers Workshop Participant '09

Her essay “The Year There Were No Mushrooms” appeared in November 2018 issue of The Goldman Review. Two pieces of flash non-fiction “The Lost Patient” and “That Which Saves Us” appeared in spring 2018 and recent 2019 issues of Ruminate.

Joe Bardin

Writers Workshop Participant '01

His essay, “The Inclusion Orthodoxy,” was published in Literary Yard, his essay, “Big Art,” was published in Image Journal: Good Letters, his short play, Intermission, is being performed at Winding Road Theatre in Tucson, Arizona, and his essay “Drinking from the Air” was selected for inclusion in the Transhumanism Handbook (Springer).


Vishwas Gaitonde

Writers Workshops Participant '14

His trilogy of multimedia essays on India’s 13-year-old music prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram was published in Serenade magazine in March 2019. Lydian Nadhaswaram won the CBS international talent show The World’s Best, which had competitors from all fields of arts & entertainment from 36 countries.


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. 


Renato Rosaldo

Poetry Workshop participant '00, '02, '07

His newest book of poetry, The Chasers, will be published by Duke University Press.

Nettie Reynolds

Writers Workshop Participant '99

Her new ten minute play, “Detecting Obstacles” will be produced as part of the annual “Out of Ink” Scriptworks festival in May. Nettie is currently working on her memoir as well, entitled, This is How You Start Over which details her leaving her PR career to become a spiritual death and dying chaplain.

Keetje Kuipers

Poetry Participant, '05

Her third collection of poems, All Its Charms, was published this spring by BOA Editions. It contains poems that appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry Anthologies, as well as Narrative, Tin House, The Believer, New England Review, and Orion.


Jeffrey Thomas Leong

Poetry Participant, '97, '00, '02

His book, Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island, was published by Calypso Editions in 2018, and is the first new translation in almost 40 years of the iconic immigrant wall poems found carved on the walls of this detention center. His new poetry chapbook, Writ, published by Eastwind Books in March 2019, converses with the translations in WGS, interrogating the interrogators and seeking redemption in his father’s story.


Stephen Long

Writers Workshop participant '95, '06

His newest book, All Hat, was recently released from Handin Hand Publishing.