Jasmin Darznik

Writers Workshops Participant '06, '10

Her novel The Bohemians was published on April 6, 2021, by Ballantine. The novel imagines the friendship between a young Dorothea Lange and her Chinese American assistant in 1920s San Francisco.


Grant Farley

Writers Workshops

His novel, Bones of a Saint, will be published by Soho Press March 16, 2021. The opening chapter to this novel was first treated in workshop at the Community of Writers.


Antonia Angress

Writers Workshop Participant, '19

Her debut novel Sirens & Muses will be published by Ballantine/Random House in 2022.

Attended with the help of the O'Dwyer Scholarship

Merridawn Duckler

Writers Workshop participant '07

Her short story won the Elizabeth Sloane Tyler Memorial Award from Woven Tale Press, judged by Ann Beattie, and appeared in the 2019 issue of Woven Tale magazine.

Regina Louise

Writers Workshops Participant '01, '14; Screenwriting Participant, '03

Her new book, Permission Granted: Kickass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love, will be published by New World Library in June, 2021. Permission Granted illustrates proven paths from “you couldn’t possibly” to “just watch me!” Regina Louise puts a unique spin on tried-and-true techniques of personal growth, coaching readers to deeply understand who they are and what they have been through. From this self-awareness, they can move into self-compassion and learn to give themselves the care and support they may have lacked.

Attended with the help of UC Riverside Scholarship

Marcia Butler

Writer's Workshop Participant '16

Her third book, and second novel, Oslo, Maine, releases on March 2, 2021 from Central Avenue Publishing.


Kate Hope Day

Writers Workshop Participant '16; Published Alumni Reading Series '19

Her second novel, In the Quick, will be published by Random House on March 2, 2021.


Andrew Nicholls

Fiction Participant, '14

He has a new book, Comedy Writer, about techniques and habits of mind for humor writing. The paperback is half craft, including exercises, and half information about markets. It covers TV, monologue, animation, stage and print, expanding on an undergrad course Andrew taught at UC Davis as Artist in Residence in 2019. Andrew was also the former head writer for Johnny Carson.


Tim Wendel

Writers Workshops Participant, '86-89; Screenwriting, '05

His new novel, Escape from Castro’s Cuba, will be published by University of Nebraska Press in March,2021, with endorsements from Daniel Silva, Jane Leavy and former big-league pitcher Luis Tiant. Escape is a sequel to his award-winning novel Castro’s Curveball.


Maw Shein Win

Poetry Participant '02

She was recently selected as a Spring 2021 Arts Research Center Poetry & the Senses Fellow at UC Berkeley in cohort with Vethea Cerna Cole, Elizabeth Zhiying Feng, reelaviolette botts-ward, Noah Warren, Ramona Nadoff, Ken Ueno, and Sara Mumolo. Win’s poetry collection Storage Unit for the Spirit House from Omnidawn was longlisted for the 2021 PEN America Open Book Award.


Julia B Levine

Poetry Workshop Participant, '95

Her fifth poetry collection, Ordinary Psalms, will be released by LSU Press in March, 2021.


Stephanie Austin

Writer's Workshops Participant, '12

Her essay “Something I Might Essay” appears in the February 2021 issue of The Sun magazine.