Michael Andreasen holds a Masters degree in creative writing from University of California, Irvine. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. He lives in Southern California. His debut collection, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover, will be available from Dutton in March 2018. He attended the Community of Writers in 2007.
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Laurie Ann Doyle‘s new collection of stories, World Gone Missing (Regal House Publishing: October, 2017) was named a top book pick at The East Bay Express. Winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee, her stories and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Review, Jabberwock Review, and Under the Sun, among many other literary journals, and anthologized in Speak and Speak Again (Pact Press). She teaches creative writing at the San Francisco Writers Grotto and UC Berkeley. She attended the Community of Writers in 2009 and 2014. www.laurieanndoyle.com
Jimin Han was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in New York, Rhode Island, and Ohio. She attended Cornell University and Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing can be found online at NPR’s Weekend America, Poets & Writers Magazine, Entropy, The Rumpus, Hyphen Magazine, Kartika Review, KoreanAmericanStory, and elsewhere. A Small Revolution is her first novel. She teaches at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. She attended the Community of Writers in 1995. www.jiminhan.com
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Mary Kuryla’s collection Freak Weather: Stories was selected by Amy Hempel for the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was published by University of Massachusetts Press in November 2017. Her stories have received The Pushcart Prize, as well as the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Prize, and have appeared in Epoch, Shenandoah, Denver Quarterly, Witness, Greensboro Review, Pleiades, The New Orleans Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. Her award-winning shorts and feature films have premiered at Sundance and Toronto. She has written screen adaptations for United Artists and MGM. Kuryla has co-written three picture books with Eugene Yelchin for HarperCollins Children’s Books. She teaches film studies and screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University. She attended the Community of Writers in 1995 (Screenwriting) and 2010 (Fiction). www.marykuryla.com
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Brian Rogers is the author of The Whole of the Moon (University of Nevada Press, 2017). A former stand-up comedian, he has been the recipient of the Gold Medal prize for Best Novel-in-Progress from the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the George Bennett Fellowship (Writer-in-Residence) from Phillips Exeter Academy. His short play Come Back, Burt Lancaster has been featured in a number of festivals and showcases. He is the author of Inhabitants of the Earth, a chapbook of flash fiction. Brian attended the graduate writing program at San Francisco State University. He attended the Community of Writers in 1995 and 2002. www.brianerogers.com