Claire Boyles

Writers Workshop Participant '18

Her debut short story collection, Site Fidelity, is coming June 15, 2021 from W.W. Norton.

Monica West

Writers Workshop participant '09, '12

Her novel, Revival Season, will be published by Simon and Schuster on June 15, 2021.

Noel Obiora

Writers Workshops Participant, '09,'10

His first novel, A Past That Breathes, will be published by Rare Books, Inc on May 11, 2021.

Chaney Kwak

Fiction, 2012

His debut memoir, The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship, comes out from Godine in June, 2021. A tragicomic story about an (almost) sinking cruise ship, The Passenger journeys from the Norwegian coast to the South China Sea, from post-WWII Korea to pandemic-struck San Francisco.
Attended with the help of Scholarship recipient (and I thank The Community's generosity in the book's acknowledgements)

Josephine Ensign

Writers Workshops Participant, 2013

Her forthcoming narrative history book, Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City, (August 3, 2021 pub date) from Johns Hopkins University Press is now available for pre-sale.

Danusha Laméris

Poetry Participant, '00

She will be reading on May 16th with Ellen Bass, Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, and Naomi Shihab Nye. Donations to this event will benefit the S.H.E. students, young women from the Maasai tribe who have escaped Female Genital Mutilation and early childhood marriage.


Mark Coggins

Writers Workshops Participant 1996, Screenwriting Workshop Participant 2001

His newest book, Street Stories, a street photography monograph, will be published by Poltroon Press in May, 2021.

Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Poetry Participant, '19

Her new collection, a more perfect Union, (Mad Creek Books, an imprint of Ohio State University Press) was selected by Kathy Fagan for the 2019 OSU Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize. It was published in February, 2021 and is available now!
Attended with the help of Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship

Leslie Hsu Oh

2020, 2019 Writers Workshops Participant

A chapter from her memoir-in-progress was published in the February 2021 issue of Travel + Leisure.
Attended with the help of The O’Dwyer Scholarship

Stacy D Flood

Writers Workshop Participant, '98

An unanchored traveler meets devastating consequences as he searches for a new life in The Salt Fields, a debut work of prose from Stacy D. Flood, a stark and poignant Southern Gothic novella focused on the African American Great Migration after the Second World War, and a work that will leave readers thinking long after the final page.
Attended with the help of Getty Scholarship

Gail Reitano

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

Her novel, Italian Love Cake, is forthcoming from Bordighera Press in May, 2021.