Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch is the author of White Oleander, Paint It Black, and two novels on the Russian Revolution, The Revolution of Marina M. and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Black Clock, Los Angeles Noir, Room of One’s Own, Black Warrior Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Los Angeles Times, and Real Simple. She has taught at the USC Master of Professional Writing Program, the UCLA Writer’s Program, the Esalen Institute and Pomona College. Her essay on writing from the senses appears in Writer’s Workshop in A Book: The Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction. Having taught for many years in the MPW program at USC, Fitch currently leads creative writing weekend intensives through the Community of Writers, as well as mentoring through CoW’s Fiction First Aid. Her popular weekly Writing Wednesdays are available on Facebook and on Youtube. www.janetfitchwrites.com

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