Jung Hae Chae

Writers Workshop participant '19

Her essay “Pojangmacha People” recently won an emerging writers contest at Ploughshares. She brought a version of this essay to the Writers Workshop this past summer.

Kyce Bello

Poetry Participant '19

Her debut collection, Refugia, winner of the inaugural Test Site Poetry Series Prize, was published in September, 2019, by University of Nevada Press.

Fellow Community of Writers Poetry alum Danny Kraft reviewed Refugia over at Ecotheo Review. Check it out here: http://www.ecotheo.org/2019/08/god-is-the-apple/


Laurie Ann Ann Doyle

Writers Workshop Participant, '09, '14. Published Alumni Reading Series '17

Her book World Gone Missing: Stories is the winner of 2018 Nautilus Book Prize silver medal in fiction.


Marjorie Saiser

Poetry Participant, '00

Her newest full-length collection, Learning to Swim, forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin State University Press, is a hybrid of memoir and poems.


Vishwas R Gaitonde

Writers Workshops Participant '14

His essay, “Has India Had Its Stonewall Moment?” has been published on Sept 6, 2019, in The Mantle, to mark the first anniversary of the decriminalization of the LGBT community in India. June 2019 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York. Gaitonde looks at both.


Patricia Spears Jones

Poetry Teaching Staff

A selection of her poems will be featured in Persimmon Tree. Poems are forthcoming in Plume and The New Yorker.


Elaine Barnard

Writers Workshop Partcipant '11

She won the 2019 Strands International Flash Fiction first and third competitions with her stories “Howie” and “The Library.”

Arthur Solway

Poetry Participant '19

He wont the 2019 Tupelo Press Broadside Competition for his poem “Night School.”


Gail Reitano

Writers Workshop Participant '97, '98, '99, '02, '03, '19

Her novel Italian Love Cake will be published by Bordighera Press in Fall 2020; a personal essay, “Beneath Snowy Foothills,” appears online in the July 2019 issue of Ovunque Siamo.


Ashley Wurzbacher

Writers Workshops Participant, '19

Her short story collection, Happy Like This, won Iowa’s 2019 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and will be released on October 15, 2019.

Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

Melissa Fondakowski

Poetry Workshop Participant, '02

Her second book-length work, The Sci-Fi Story With the Cat in It – Short Stories, will be published by Balut Press in September 2019.


C Pirloul

Poetry Workshop participant '01, '05, '17

Riga Pine, a poem with audio, appears in Interim’s current issue, Carrying Across: Crossing Disciplines as a Form of Translation. 


Victoria Dalkey

Poetry Participant '92

Her poem “Watching the Olympics on Morphine” was a finalist for the Bellevue Literary Review’s Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize and appeared in BLR‘s Issue 36, Spring/Summer 2019.

Victoria Dalkey

Poetry Participant '92

A selection of her poems are included in Tough Enough: Poems from the Tough Old Broads Ann Menebroker, Victoria Dalkey, Viola Weinberg, Kathryn Hohlwein, A Lake House Publication, released by Cold River in March 2019.

Robin Page

Writers Workshop participant '02

Her new book, Small Silent Things, was recently published by HarperCollins.

Jeffrey Kingman

Poetry Participant '12

His poem, “A Posterity Conceived and Born of Conscious Love,” is published on the Poydras Review blog. The title is a quote from early 20th century birth control activist Margaret Sanger, who went on to be a founder of Planned Parenthood.