Swathi Desai

Writers Workshop Participant ‘17, ‘18

Her short story, “The Big Men”, appears in the June 30th, 2020 issue of Prometheus Dreaming.


Magdalena Montagne

Poetry Workshop Participant '97

Magdalena Montagne (formerly Mary Renga) is happy to announce that her first collection of poems, Earth, My Witness, will be published in August, 2020, by Finishing Line Press.


Janine Kovac

Writers Workshop participant '11, '12, '14, '16

Her essay “Destination: Okay” will be featured in a new anthology What We Didn’t Expect: Personal Stories about Premature Birth, due out November, 2020, from Melville House and available now for pre-orders. Subject matter from this essay—specifically the science of language acquisition— was originally workshopped at the Community of Writers in 2011.

Attended with the help of 2011: George Pascoe Miller Memorial Scholarship; 2012: Carlisle Family Scholarship; 2014: Eschelman Scholarship

Rashaan Alexis Meneses

Writers Workshop Participant '17

She was recently honored as a 2020 Bainbridge Resident for The Seventh Wave, where her latest essay, “Foreign Domestic” is featured in their 11th Issue.

Attended with the help of The Ancinas Scholarship

John Roberts II

Writers Workshops Participant, '18

Part memoir, part detective story and part political thriller, his non-fiction book Reagan’s Cowboys: Inside the 1984 Reelection Campaign’s Secret Operation Against Geraldine Ferraro was published by McFarland & Company, Inc. in July, 2020.


lynne goldsmith

Poetry Workshop Participant '00

Lynne Goldsmith’s poetry book, Secondary Cicatrices, won a Finalist Award in the International Book Awards.

Barbara B Ristine

Writers Workshops Participant '18

Her novel, Faces of War, has been selected as a finalist in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s 2020 RISING STAR Award for Unpublished Women’s Fiction.

Vishwas R Gaitonde

Writers Workshops Participant, '14

His short story “At Home and Away,” set against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent memory, the Sri Lanka civil war, was published in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Epiphany.


Andrew Tonkovich

Fiction Participant '93

His short story “Metonymy” was a finalist in the Solstice Summer Fiction Contest, and appears in the magazine’s current issue.


Jeff Bens

Writers Workshop participant '93

His new novel, The Mighty Oak, will be out in September 2020 from Blackstone Publishing.

Lori Tobias

Writers Workshop participant '94, '95

Her memoir, Storm Beat: A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast, is due out in September, 2020, from Oregon State University.