Dan Alter

Poetry participant, '11, '14, '18

His first collection of poetry, My Little Book of Exiles, comes out March 1, 2022 from Eyewear Press, London.


Ruth Kirschner

Writers Workshop Participant '01

Her play Whippoorwill is being produced by Centenary Stage Co, March-April 2022, winning the Women Playwrights Series Susan Glaspell Contest. Her most recent play, The Field, has been nominated for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.


Alicia Hokanson

Poetry Workshop participant '93, '97, '99, '09

Her new book, Perishable World, (Pleasure Boat Studio Press, 2021) won the 2021 Grand Prize from the international Eyelands Book Awards.

http://eyelands awards.com

Emily Pérez

Poetry Participant, '10, '18

She co-edited the forthcoming anthology The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood. The anthology–a collection of poems, essays, and writing prompts–features work by several members of the Community of Writers, including Diannely Antigua, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Meg Day, Keetje Kuipers, Khadijah Queen, Chelsea Rathburn and others. The book is available for pre-order and will be released by University of Georgia Press in April, 2022.


Patricia Dunn

Writers Workshop Participant, '04

Her debut novel for adults, Last Stop on the 6 (Bordighera Press), workshopped during her time at Community Writers, was published in November, 2021.


Juliana Roth

Screenwriting Workshop participant '17

Her new short film Final Curtain Call, on Radio City Music Hall’s Chief organist Ray Bohr, is in post-production.

Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

TN Eyer

Writers Workshops Participant, '19

Her short story, “Date of Death”, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appears in Volume 24 of Water~Stone Review.

TN Eyer

Writers Workshops Participant, '19

Her short story “A Dying Breed” appears in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Hayden’s Ferry Review.

Cathy Wang

Writers Workshops Participant, '19

Her short story “ESL” will be published in the ninth issue of Huizache. During the fiction workshops of 2019, her individual conference mentor was founding editor Dagoberto Gilb. Her pen name is Cathy Lue-W.

Karen Joy Fowler

Writers Workshop teaching staff '00, '01, '03, '05, '09, '13, '18, '21

Her new novel, Booth, will be published by Penguin in March, 2022.

Caroline Frost

Writers Workshop participant '17, '21

Her debut novel, Shadows of Pecan Hollow, was just published by William Morrow! A chapter was workshopped at the Community of Writers Fiction Workshop in 2017.

Sergio Reyes

Poetry Participant, '20, '21

He recently had a poem entitled “EL Silencio” published in the online literary journal TriQuarterly. The first draft of this poem was written for a workshop led by Bob Hass during the 2020 Poetry Workshop.

He almost scrapped the poem after writing the first few lines because he felt that it had nothing to do with the pandemic or was relevant to what everyone was going through during the lockdown. However, he went ahead and wrote it because he needed to turn something in for Saturday session.


Ramona Reeves

Writers Workshops Participant, '18

She won the 2022 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for her linked short story collection It Falls Gently All Around. It will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in October, 2022.


Mark S. Wisniewski

Writers Workshops Participant, '91

The inaugural volume of a short story anthology, Coolest American Stories 2022, founded and edited by Mark Wisniewski, has been published and received early praise from Ben Fontain, Lori Ostlund, The Washington Independent Review of Books, and the Santa Fe Reporter. Mark’s goal is to publish “interesting, compelling storytelling that appeals to people from all walks of life,” thus, he hopes, providing a yearly collection of tales that can serve as a common ground for enjoyment rather than divide Americans nationwide.


Andrew Tonkovich

Writers Workshop participant '93; Writers Workshop teaching staff

The inaugural issue of his newest project, Citric Acid: An Online Orange County Literary Arts Journal of Imagination and Regimagination, features writing by Community of Writers friends Victoria Patterson, Grant Hier, Lisa Alvarez and Mary Camarillo, among OC writers sharing poetry, fiction, and memoir from and about the region.