Alex Espinoza

Writers Workshop participant '04, '05; Writers Workshop teaching staff

His short story, “Detainment,” was included in 2022’s Best American Mystery and Suspense.

Forrest Gander

Poetry Workshop Teaching Staff

His collection of poetry, Knot, a project in collaboration with photographer Jack Shear, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in November, 2022.

Gretchen McCullough

Writers Workshop participant '06, '08, '19

Her novel Confessions of a Knight Errant was recently published by Cune Press. The novel is a comedic, picaresque novel in the tradition of Don Quixote with a flamboyant cast of characters. Dr. Gary Watson is the picaro, a radical environmentalist and wannabe novelist who has been accused of masterminding a computer hack that wiped out the files of a major publishing company. His Sancho Panza is Kharalombos, a fat, gluttonous Greek dancing teacher, who is wanted by the secret police for cavorting with the daughter of the Big Man of Egypt. Self-preservation necessitates a hurried journey to the refuge of a girls’ camp in rural Texas. Then a corpse turns up.

Attended with the help of Del Duca Scholarship

Vishwas Gaitonde

Writers Workshop Participant, '14, '22

His commentary “Wash or Wipe? – That is the Question!” has been published in the inaugural issue of Arasi literary magazine.
Attended with the help of Maat Scholarship, '22

Anara Guard

Writers Workshops Participant, '16

Her debut novel Like a Complete Unknown is a finalist for the Chicago Writers Association’s 2022 Book of the Year in indie fiction.

Corey Campbell

Writers Workshops Participant, '18

Her short story “Everybody’s Good” appeared in The Gettysburg Review, volume 24, number 1.

Attended with the help of Isobel English Scholarship

Mason Boyles

Writers Workshop participant, '20, '21

His debut novel Bark On is will be available through Driftwood Press in February, 2023.

Attended with the help of Robert Stone Memorial Scholarship

Devi S. Laskar

Poetry Workshop participant '04, '08, '14, '21; Writers Workshops participant '04, '08; Writers Workshop teaching staff '20, '23

Her second novel Circa was published by Mariner Books in May, 2022, and her third novel, Midnight at the War, will be published by Mariner Books in 2024. Circa was chosen by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Book Club this summer.

Jamie Cat Callan

Writers Workshops participant '91

She has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). Jamie Cat Callan will be among 22 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for writers, poets, visual artists, and composers. VCCA fellows have received worldwide attention including MacArthur fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim fellowships, National Endowment of the Arts awards, Grammy Awards, and Academy Award nominations. Jamie Cat Callan has received several previous fellowships from VCCA as a fiction writer, but this is her first VCCA fellowship as a visual artist.

Charles Harper Webb

Writers Workshops participant '91

His novel Ursula Lake was published in Spring 2022 by Red Hen Press.

Margaret Elysia Garcia

Poetry Participant, '21

Her fiction debut Graft was released by Tolsun Books on October 11, 2022; her poetry memoir Burn Scars was published July 1, 2022 by Lit Kit Collective. Graft is a collection of short stories set in southeastern Los Angeles/north Orange County and is an across the century response to Nathanael West’s Day of the Locusts–done Chicana noir style. Burn Scars describes the days leading up to and then the burning of Margaret’s adopted hometown of Greenville in the Dixie Fire of 2021 and the aftermath.

Meg Waite Clayton

Writers Workshops Teaching Staff '22; Participant ‘00

Her 8th novel, the international bestseller The Postmistress of Paris—a New York Times Editors Choice and GMA Buzz book—is out in paperback. It’s the Costco Book Club pick for October and on the IndieNext New in Paperback list for November. Her book, The Last Train to London, is now out in French, the 18th of the 20 languages it will be published in.

Marjorie Saiser

Poetry Workshop Participant, '00

Her most recent book, The Track the Whales Make: New & Selected Poems, won the High Plains Book Award for Poetry.

Lise Haines

Writers Workshops participant '99

Her newest, Book of Knives, was published in October, 2022, from Poisoned Pen Press.

Claire Boyles

Writers Workshop Participant '18

She was named a 2022 Whiting Award Winner in Fiction, and her short story collection, Site Fidelity, won the 2022 High Plains Book Award for Short Stories.

Bruce Rettig

Writers Workshops Participant, '12,'15

His memoir, Refraction, will be published on November 15, 2022. It has won several writing awards, and is published by Wayfarer Books, an Eco-Lit imprint of Homebound Publications. Homebound is a partner of One Tree Planted, and for every book they sell in their store, a tree is planted.
Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

Judy Juanita

Writers Workshops Participant, '92

Her short story, “Pastoral Funkitude”,” appears in Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Fall/Winter 2022 issue.

Marcia Bradley

Writers Workshops Participant, '19

Her debut novel, The Home for Wayward Girls, will be published by HarperCollins in April, 2023. This work of fiction dives into the Troubled Teen Industry in our country and tells the story of one woman’s escape from a residential program on a ranch west of the Rockies. The novel details abuse, the anxieties she carries on her journey, and ultimately how through her survival she finds hope in the future.
Attended with the help of Lojo Foundation Scholarship

Diane Wolff

Writers Workshop participant '83; Screenwriters Workshop participant '84

Her serialized story Fish Shoes: A Palace Drama has been nominated for the Buchanan Prize of the Association for Asian Studies.

Natalie Harris-Spencer

Writers Workshops Participant, '22

She has been chosen as the winner of the 2022 Chestnut Review Stubborn Writers Contest. Her winning story, “Fish Mother,” which she workshopped at this summer’s workshop, will appear in the January 2023 issue.

Daniel Pope

Writers' Workshop participant '19, '21

His short story, “Last Stop,” has been published in Issue 43 of the Bellevue Literary Review.
Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

Anuradha Bhowmik

Poetry Workshop participant '18

Her newest collection of poetry, Brown Girl Chromatography, was published in October, 2022, by Pitt Poetry Series.

Attended with the help of Maat Scholarship

Tawanda Mulalu

Poetry Workshop participant '20

His new collection of poetry, Please make me pretty, I don’t want to die, was published in September, 2022, by Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets.

Ama Codjoe

Poetry Workshop participant '15

Her newest collection of poetry, Bluest Nudes, was published in September, 2022, by Milkweed.

Attended with the help of Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship

Caroline Frost

Fiction Participant '17, '21; Published Alumni Reading Series '22

Her debut novel Shadows of Pecan Hollow was longlisted by the Center for Fiction for best first novel and shortlisted by the Crook’s Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American south. She will be speaking on panels at the upcoming Texas Book Festival and Tucson Festival of Books.

Terry Shames

Writers Workshop participant '98

Her newest, Murder at the Jubilee Rally, a Samuel Craddock mystery, was published in October, 2022.