John B. Roberts II

Writers Workshops Participant '18

His book, Reagan’s Cowboys: Inside the 1984 Reelection Campaign’s Secret Operation Against Geraldine Ferraro, (McFarland 2020) has been optioned by a major television network for a forthcoming series.

Robert Steven Williams

Writers Workshops Participant, '04, 05,

He recently launched Gatsby in Connecticut head-on into the global pandemic thinking the film festival circuit might bring attention to his documentary. The film, starring Sam Waterston and narrated by Keir Dullea, made The New Yorker’s Best Movies List for 2020. According to The New Yorker, the film develops in poignant detail the story of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s wild summer of 1920. Available on Amazon Prime, major cable and other digital platforms in the US/Canada. ROW in 2021. Distributed by Vision Films.

Sally Charette

Art of the Wild Participant, 1997

Her poem “New Moon” appears in Juxtaprose Magazine, Vol. 25, Fall, 2020.

Vishwas Gaitonde

Writers Workshops Participant, '14

His essay “The Milk in Many Lands” appeared in the 2020 issue (No: 3) of the literary magazine, Stonecrop.

Katherine Seligman

Writers Workshops Participant '14

Her debut novel, At the Edge of the Haight, which won the 2019 PEN/Bellwether prize, will be published by Algonquin Books in January, 2021.

Monika Rose

Poetry Workshop participant '97; Writers Workshop participant '00; Art of the Wild participant '95, '96

She wrote and illustrated an early reader children’s book, Bed Bumps, in 2020, published by Manzanita Writers Press. Bed Bumps is a poetic tale of a little boy grappling with organization issues and a mischievous sister.

Carol Orange

Writers Workshop Participant 2013

A Discerning Eye by Carol Orange was published by Cavan Bridge Press in October 2020. An audiobook narrated by Campbell Scott and Kathleen McElfresh was launched in December 2020. The story takes off from the tragic robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Jack Estes

Writers Workshops Participant, '98 & ScreenwritingParticipant, '05

Jack Estes’ new novel, Searching for Gurney, which follows the lives of three US Marines and a North Vietnamese soldier during the Vietnam war, was published by O’Callahan Press in November 10, 2020.

Anthony Cody

Poetry Participant '18

Anthony Cody’s collection Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), was was longlisted for the 2021 PEN America’s Jean Stein Award, and Anthony was named a 2020 Poets & Writers Debut Poet for that collection. To read about his first book and hear him read form his collection visit or pick up the January/February 2021 edition of Poets and Writers.
Attended with the help of Galway Kinnell Memorial Scholarship

Rhoda Huffey

Writers Workshops Participant, '85/ Writers Workshop staff, 2000 onward

Rhoda Huffey’s novel 31 Paradiso will be published by Delphinium Books in the spring of 2022.

Attended with the help of attended on UCI scholarship

Marcia Meier

Writers Workshop Participant, '19; Janet Fitch's Writing from the Senses Workshop, '20

Her book, Face, A Memoir, will be published Jan. 12, 2021, by Saddle Road Press.

Lucille Lang Day

Writers Workshop participant '78, '79; Poetry Workshop participant '76
Her seventh full-length poetry collection, Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place, was published by Blue Light Press in November, 2020.