October 2019

  • Erin Anadkat

    Erin Anadkat

    Erin Anadkat has a MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her nonfiction writing, including personal essays and interviews, have been published in Antioch’s online literary magazine, Lunch Ticket. She attended the Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop in Summer 2019 for her first novel. She is also a writer for kissd, a creative content agency.

  • Susan Kim Campbell

    Susan Kim Campbell

    Susan Kim Campbell is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her work is published in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Meridian, the Mississippi Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and alongside writing by Edwidge Danticat, Julie Otsuka, and Sallie Tisdale in the anthology “Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family, Love, and Faith.” Her story “Neapolitan” won runner-up in Meridian’s annual contest. She has been awarded fellowships to the Millay Colony, Hedgebrook, the Writers @ Work Conference, and the Norman Mailer Center, among others.

  • Christopher DeWan

    Christopher DeWan

    Christopher DeWan is author of HOOPTY TIME MACHINES: fairy tales for grown ups, a collection of domestic fabulism from Atticus Books, and has published more than fifty stories in journals including Bodega, Gravel, Hobart, Passages North, and wigleaf. He has had TV projects with the Chernin Group and Electric Entertainment and is currently developing a show with AwesomenessTV. Christopher holds an MFA in creative writing from the California Institute of the Arts and a degree in philosophy and theater from Cornell University. He has been a consultant for the literary magazine Electric Literature, a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, a visiting artist at the Music Center of Los Angeles, and a member of the faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of California Riverside.

  • Liz Dubelman

    Liz Dubelman

    Liz Dubelman is the founder of VidLit Productions, LLC, the world-renowned book marketing and content-creating company. She is the co-editor of What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories [St. Martin’s Press, 2009], based on the VidLit series of the same name. Her short stories have been published in a number of literary magazines. She is also an occasional radio personality. She lives in Los Angeles with her political satirist husband and aerialist daughter.

  • Anna Fox

    Anna Fox

    Anna Fox is an alliterative amalgamation of performer/poet/playwright and aspiring astrologer. Her work has been seen at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Sam French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, The Last Frontier Theater Conference, Fusion Theater Company, Live Girls! Theatre, Theater Masters National MFA Playwriting Competition and more. Her plays have been recorded for soundplay.media’s Bare Wire Theater Podcast, and are published by Samuel French, The Dionysian and Bare Fiction Literary Magazine. She is a member of EST LA’s New West Playwriting Group, has been a MacDowell Fellow, A Women in the Creative Arts Scholar at The Cabins, a Monson Arts Fellow, and a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. She was a 2019 Ingram New Works Lab semi-finalist at Nashville Rep and is in process of publishing an anthology of astrologically-themed plays entitled Retrograde. BS Skidmore College. MFA UCLA.

  • Kate Hampton

    Kate Hampton

    Kate Hampton is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is Deputy Editor at Jalada, writes and edits public/private sector stuff at MdR Co., and edits books and creative things at KateCaroleHampton.com. She was raised in North Carolina, educated in Washington D.C., and spent four years in Nairobi as an editor for Kwani Trust. She now lives in Los Angeles where she does a lot of yoga, looks at a lot of art, and watches a lot of birds.

  • Nedjelko Spaich

    Nedjelko Spaich

    Nedjelko Spaich is a Serbian-American writer. He is graduate of Bennington College in Vermont. His work has appeared in Jellyfish Review, Cagibi Literary Journal, Reflex Fiction, Los Angeles Review of Books, LAist, and elsewhere. He is currently a reader for Pidgeonholes.

  • Ryan Stevens

    Ryan Stevens

    Ryan Stevens (he/they) is an emerging playwright currently pursuing their MFA in Playwriting from UCLA and hailing originally from Belton, South Carolina. They have an MA in dramaturgy from USC. Ryan’s play Player King was published by StageScripts, Ltd. They have previously worked with Great Plains Theatre Conference, South Carolina Lab Theatre, Silver Spring Stage, MeetCute LA, St. Croix Falls Festival Theatre, Retrograde Reading Series, New American Theatre, Whiskey Radio Hour, Hollywood Fringe Festival, T. Schreiber Studio, Shakespeare Company at UCLA, and Green Room Productions.

  • Gideon Jeph Wabvuta

    Gideon Jeph Wabvuta

    Gideon Jeph Wabvuta is a writer and solo actor. He is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California Dramatic Writing program. He studied B.A Honors in Theatre Arts at the University of Zimbabwe. His play Family Riots was awarded the Distinguished Mention for the Rosa Parks and Lorraine Hansberry awards by the Kennedy Center in 2019. He also developed Master’s Shoe at the Almasi African Playwrights festival which saw him being invited to the Ojai Playwrights Conference by the Artistic Director Robert Egan. At Ojai 2015 he developed and performed his one man show Mbare Dreams which he again performed at the Revolutions Festival 2016 in Albuquerque New Mexico. He has also written Remorse is Forever which was performed at the Youth Cultural Arts Festival, Dzimbabwedande an adaptation of the longest Zimbabwean novel which he turned into a three-hour production and The Color of Blood at the Harare International Festival of the arts (HIFA). He has been featured at the premium festivals in Zimbabwe as a writer and actor. For television, he co-wrote and directed a T.V series YOU OWE ME which was flighted on national television. Currently he works as a writer’s assistant and researcher in the TV industry. Gideon’s ultimate artistic goal is to create works of art that will speak of and about his people to the world. “The story of our people shall not be told by he who held a gun to our face”.

September 2019

  • Susan Kim Campbell

    Susan Kim Campbell

    Susan Kim Campbell is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her work is published in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Meridian, the Mississippi Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and alongside writing by Edwidge Danticat, Julie Otsuka, and Sallie Tisdale in the anthology “Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family, Love, and Faith.” Her story “Neapolitan” won runner-up in Meridian’s annual contest. She has been awarded fellowships to the Millay Colony, Hedgebrook, the Writers @ Work Conference, and the Norman Mailer Center, among others.

  • Liz Dubelman

    Liz Dubelman

    Liz Dubelman is the founder of VidLit Productions, LLC, the world-renowned book marketing and content-creating company. She is the co-editor of What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories [St. Martin’s Press, 2009], based on the VidLit series of the same name. Her short stories have been published in a number of literary magazines. She is also an occasional radio personality. She lives in Los Angeles with her political satirist husband and aerialist daughter.

  • Jay A. Fernandez

    Jay A. Fernandez

    Jay A. Fernandez has worked on the editorial staffs of The Washington Post, Code, and The Hollywood Reporter. He created and wrote the weekly column “Scriptland” for the Los Angeles Times, and his essays and journalism have appeared in Lithub, Pacific Standard, Los Angeles, Time Out New York, ACLU Magazine, Premiere, The Washington Post Book World, Entertainment Weekly, Savoy, USA Today, LIFE, National Geographic KIDS, Seventeen, Columbia Journalism Review, and others. A past fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, he runs Reviser Editorial, which provides writing and editing services. He is currently a fiction editor at L.A. Review of Books.

  • Kate Hampton

    Kate Hampton

    Kate Hampton is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is Deputy Editor at Jalada, writes and edits public/private sector stuff at MdR Co., and edits books and creative things at KateCaroleHampton.com. She was raised in North Carolina, educated in Washington D.C., and spent four years in Nairobi as an editor for Kwani Trust. She now lives in Los Angeles where she does a lot of yoga, looks at a lot of art, and watches a lot of birds.

  • Alexander Helmintoller

    Alexander Helmintoller

    Alexander Helmintoller is currently editing a collection of short fiction and working on his first novel. His book reviews have been published with ZYZZYVA. He lives in Los Angeles where he works as a bookseller.

  • Rachel Vogel

    Rachel Vogel

    Rachel Vogel’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Short Fiction, Harvard Review,
    Narrative Magazine, Potomac Review, Quarterly West, and other publications. Her short story “Visitors” won the 2019 Halifax Fiction Prize judged by novelist Rebecca Makkai. Her creative nonfiction
    short “Cutting” was made into a literary video. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from
    Antioch University in Los Angeles, where she lives. She has practiced law and raised three children.

  • Daniel Pope

    Daniel Pope

    Daniel Pope is a writer and musician from Seattle. He was a finalist in the Narrative Winter 2019 Story Contest and has one story, "Making a Difference," forthcoming from Narrative Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles, where he writes fiction and plays punk music.

Residents of August 2019

  • Julissa Arce

    Julissa Arce

    Fellow

    Julissa Arce is the author of My (Underground) American Dream and Someone Like Me. She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2017 and 2018’s Woman of the Year by the City of Los Angeles. She immigrated to America from Mexico at the age of 11 and was undocumented for almost 15 years, some of them spent rising to prominence on Wall Street. Julissa co-founded the Ascend Educational Fund (AEF) to help undocumented young people.

  • Rachel Duboff

    Rachel Duboff

    Fellow

    Rachel Duboff is a 2019 Inquiry Fellow at the American Jewish University's Institute for Jewish Creativity, and a recipient of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies Grant for Research and the Václav Havel Scholarship for the Prague Summer Program for Writers. She was a nominee of the UCLA Extension Writers' Program Allegra Johnson Writing Prize and semi-finalist of the James Kirkwood Literary Prize. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hobart, Gravel, and The Rumpus.

  • Courtney Kearns

    Courtney Kearns

    Fellow

    Courtney (Clark) Kearns can describe a shoe, thanks to 20 years running marketing and advertising at Kenneth Cole. She partnered with photographer Bruce Curtis as general editor, and writer for sports books including Boxing For Beginners, with NY Golden Gloves winner and Olympic Karate Team member Billy Finegan, and Complete Guide to Cheerleading with competitive cheer coach Christine Farina.Her work has appeared in Vogue and a compilation of military stories, Beyond the Uniform.

  • Garret McKay

    Garret McKay

    Fellow

    Garret McKay hails from New England but has lived in Los Angeles for almost ten years. In 2018, he completed his first short film, THE MOTH, an all-LGBTQI+ production that he wrote and directed. He is presently working on a collection of short stories, set in and around Southern California.

  • Luis Garcia Romero

    Luis Garcia Romero

    Fellow

    Luis Garcia Romero s a writer of fiction and nonfiction, a graphic artist, and the owner of Lunar Media. His fiction was selected and performed as part of The New Short Fiction Series and in season one and two of the television show HitRecord on TV. He is currently working on a book of short stories. that he hopes to complete before he turns to ash.

  • Ana Reyes

    Ana Reyes

    Fellow

    Ana Reyes lives, writes and teaches in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Bodega Magazine, The New Delta Review and elsewhere. She’s been a finalist for The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, The Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award, and is currently revising her first novel.

  • Rachel Vogel

    Rachel Vogel

    Fellow

    Rachel Vogel’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Short Fiction, Harvard Review,
    Narrative Magazine, Potomac Review, Quarterly West, and other publications. Her short story “Visitors”
    won the 2019 Halifax Fiction Prize judged by novelist Rebecca Makkai. Her creative nonfiction
    short “Cutting” was made into a literary video. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from
    Antioch University in Los Angeles, where she lives. She has practiced law and raised three children.