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Featured Teacher: Kerry Muir

Your current short film, Madame, is an official selection of the San Francisco Independent Film Festival -- congratulations! Can you tell us a little bit about the process of writing and [...]

Featured Student: Anne Breedlove

Congratulations on the publication of your book Part-Time Nomads! What inspired you to bike the world, and how did you end up writing about it? Friends and relatives who followed our [...]

Featured Teacher: Lisa Moore Ramée

You've published three middle grade novels: A Good Kind of Trouble, Something to Say, and MapMaker. What initially drew you to writing for kids and what do you like most about it? I [...]

Featured Student: Jing Li

You met The Writing Salon founder, Jane Underwood, in 1999. In your memoir, The Red Sandals, you write so beautifully about the moment you met her. Can you tell us about [...]

Featured Teacher: Addie Tsai

You're busy! How do you balance your teaching, writing and other creative and editorial projects? For those who enjoy astrology, my many Earth placements (I'm a Virgo sun, and I [...]

Featured Student: Emily Knight

How has your training as a marine scientist influenced your writing? The language of our oceans, lands, and air has long informed my writing. Marine science unlocked the world – [...]

Featured Teacher: Jeff Chon

What was your process for developing your novel, Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun? I’ve always had a morbid fascination with conspiracy theories. That people believed these silly ideas seemed [...]

Featured Teacher: Preeti Vangani

How would you describe your teaching style? I used to be a brand manager in a previous life, before I moved to the US from Mumbai to study creative writing. [...]

Featured Student: Wendy A. Warren

What inspired you to write your novel? The Butcher’s Apprentice began as a short story for a 2019 writing workshop. I grew up in a rural area near a butcher who [...]

Featured Teacher: Erin Rodoni

Congratulations, Erin! What can you tell us about your just-published 3rd poetry collection, And If the Woods Carry You? And If the Woods Carry You is my third poetry collection. It won [...]

Featured Teacher: Alan Chazaro

How would you describe your teaching style? I’m a first-generation Bay Area Mexican American millennial, and many of my students often tell me that I’m laid back and extremely caring—or [...]

Featured Student: Rowena Leong Singer

Congratulations on winning the contest — How will winning the contest help you and your writing? Thank you! The contest has helped my writing on two fronts. First, it has [...]

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