Danny Kraft

Poetry Participant, '19

He has started Di Freyd fun Yidishn Vort/The Joy of the Yiddish Word, a free online newsletter of Yiddish poetry in translation.


Andrew Tonkovich

Fiction Workshop participant; Fiction workshop teaching staff

His essay on Michelle Latiolais’ novel SHE appears in a new collection, The Many Voices of
the Los Angeles Novel (Cambridge Scholars Press). The essay, “Ariadne’s Thread or Things Befall Apart (Together) in L.A.: She by Michelle Latiolais,” appears alongside laudatory meditations on the work of writers Wanda Coleman, Joan Didion and Carolyn See, among others.

Lawrence Coates

Writers Workshop Participant '18

His story “The Ferry and the Road,” which appeared in Story in 2021, was named a Finalist for the 2022 Spur Award in Short Fiction, given by Western Writers of America. The story was workshopped at the Community of Writers in 2018. It is also the first chapter of his novel-in-progress.


Tim Wendel

Fiction Workshop participant '87, '88; Screenwriting Workshop participant '07

His latest novel, Escape from Castro’s Cuba, received the Professional Achievement Award for Johns Hopkins University faculty. In addition, the novel was a finalist, and the only work of fiction, selected for the Casey Award, given annually to the best baseball book.


Corey Campbell

Writers Workshops Participant, '18

Her short story “In a Burning Volcano” appeared in Salamander, issue #53 (Fall/Winter 2021-2022). It was a finalist for the Salamander 2021 Fiction Prize.

Attended with the help of Isobel English Scholarship

Diane Wolff

Writers Workshop participant '83; Screenwriting Workshop participant '84

Her Palace Drama Fish Shoes has been posted on the story platform Wattpad in episodes. “What happens when the daughter of Emperor Khubilai Khan must persuade her father to listen to her husband, the King of Korea and desist from invading Japan by sea? To read it for free, download the Wattpad app and go to Historical Fiction.


Terence Clarke

Writers Workshop Participant '72, '73

His fourteenth book, a story collection titled San Francisco, will be published on June 1, 2022. It is so titled because every story takes place in that city. One of the stories, “Crusts of Bread and Such,” will appear in the Fall 2022 issue of Catamaran Literary Reader.


Sholeh Wolpé

Writers Workshsop Participant,'04

Her most recent book Abacus of Loss: A Memoir in Verse (University of Arkansas Press, March 2022) is hailed by Ilya Kaminsky as a book “that created its own genre—a thrill of lyric combined with the narrative spell.” A short film about the book marries her poetry and voice to music and film: https://youtu.be/0iHMAZwYrhw


Alix Christie

Writers Workshop Participant '00

Her short story “Everychild” won the 2022 Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize in fiction from the Missouri Review and appears in the spring 2022 issue. Her second novel, a family epic of the fur trade set in the 19th century Pacific Northwest, will be published in spring 2023 by High Road Books, an imprint of the University of New Mexico Press. Her latest book, “Toxic: A Daughter’s Memoir of Desertion”, is out on submission.


Gretchen McCullough

Writers Workshop Participant, '06, '08, '19

Her translation with the poet, Mohamed Metwalli’s book, A Song on the Aegean Sea will be published by Laertes Press, May 2022.


Stella Santamaria

Poetry Workshop participant '21

Her “zip ode” was selected as the week 1 spotlight poem for WLRN/ O, Miami Zip Ode Project and featured on air and on instagram for the O, Miami Poetry Festival. She will be reading her poem in the virtual Zip Odes Finale on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM ET.

Attended with the help of Ancina Family Scholarship

Vishwas Gaitonde

Writers Workshop Participant, '14

His short story ‘Vermin’ was published in the 2021 issue of Descant.


Anthony J. Mohr

Writers Workshops participant '08

His essay, “The Wonderful World of Beverly Hills,” was published in the winter 2022 issue of Mason Street Review. In March, 2022, his essay, “The Hamburger,” appeared in Ink, a Hippocampus anthology.

Daniel Pope

Writers Workshop participant, '19, '21

His short story, “Good Neighbors,” which was chosen as a finalist for the 2021 Narrative 30 Below Contest, was published as a Story of the Week in Narrative Magazine in April 2022.

Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

Stella Santamaria

Poetry Participant, '21

Her poem was selected for the WLRN/ Zip Odes Project for the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

Attended with the help of Ancinas Scholarship

Anna Hogeland

Writers Workshop Participant, '19

Her debut novel, The Long Answer, was published by Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House) on June 21, 2022.

Attended with the help of UCI scholarship

Ruben Quesada

Poetry Workshop participant '07

His anthology of edited essays, Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry, will be published by the University of New Mexico Press this November.

Ruben Quesada

Poetry Workshop participant '07

He has a new poem “My Mother Is a Garden” in Issue 41 of The Adroit Journal.

Attended with the help of UC Riverside scholarship

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Poetry Workshop participant '92, '00, '09, '13, '20

She is retiring in June after nearly 50 years of university teaching. She is currently coediting an anthology of eco-poetry, prose, and art from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, and the Southern US for the journal Global South; and coediting a Literary Field Guide to Mississippi. She will be in residence at Storyknife, the women writers’ retreat in Homer, Alaska, in October 2022, where she’ll work on a new book of poems.

Laura Secord

Poetry Workshop Participant '00, '03

Her new historical novel-in-verse, An Art, a Craft, a Mystery (Livingston Press, 2022), is
a family saga told in a series of short poems. A hybrid of poetry, historical fiction and feminist literature, it tells the stories of two real women, Lydea Gilbert and Katherine (Kate) Harrison, who lived along the frontier of the Connecticut River in the mid 1600s. They were healers, midwives, farmers and ordinary women who faced the struggles and joys of life in a wild new land. They were women in a puritan culture, women of intuitive genius and healing powers, who lived through times where feminine power and the value of women’s lives was suspect and condemned.


Mary F. Burns

Writers Workshops Participant, '05

Her fourth historical mystery in the John Singer Sargent/Violet Paget series is out now! The Eleventh Commandment was dubbed by Kirkus Reviews as “A thrilling whodunit and an edifying work of historical fiction….an exceedingly intelligent and entertaining novel.”


Caroline Kim

Writers Workshops Participant, '18, '19

Her short story “Motherhood” appears in the Spring 2022 Issue of STORY Magazine.


Victoria Dalkey

Poetry Participant '92

Her poem Making Love I Remember a Dark Wood appears in the Spring 2022 issue of Birmingham Poetry Review number 49.

Sergio Reyes

Poetry Workshop Participant '20, '21

In April 2022, Rosebud Magazine published “The Forbidden Kingdom”, a poem selected as finalist in the 2021 Rosebud Poetry Contest.

Sergio wrote this poem, originally entitled “Monday blob” for a Monday morning workshop led by Camille Dungy in 2020. By coincidence, Lester Graves Lennon also attended this workshop. Later that year, he assumed the role of Poetry editor for Rosebud Magazine and judged the poetry contest.

Issue #69 of Rosebud Magazine is currently available at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

Jennifer Egan

Writers Workshop participant '89

Her new novel, The Candy House, was published on April 5, 2022 from Scribner’s.