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Editing

  • Alan Chazaro
    Alan Chazaro

    Alan Chazaro

    Alan Chazaro is the author of This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and the forthcoming Piñata Theory (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). He is a graduate of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and a former Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at the University of San Francisco. He is currently a creative writing adjunct professor in the Bay Area, and the co-founding editor at HeadFake. Find him on Twitter @alan_chazaro.

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  • Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana
    Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

    Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

    Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana is an author, national speaker, literary agent, and founder of the NY nonprofit, LupusChick. After retiring from journalism, Marisa moved into the publishing world as an agent, teacher, and author. When she isn’t teaching classes on memoir, proposal writing, and platform in her home state of New York, she enjoys baking, traveling, and playing with her rescue dog. Her hybrid memoir, Chronically Fabulous, about thriving with chronic illness, comes out on May 4, 2020 from Broadleaf Books.

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  • Maw Shein Win
    Maw Shein Win

    Maw Shein Win

    Maw Shein Win’s poetry chapbooks include Ruins of a glittering palace (SPACommonwealth Projects) and Score and Bone (Nomadic Press). Her full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. She was a 2019 Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley and a co-recipient of the Critical Refugee Studies Grant. She has been a visiting instructor, guest speaker, and panelist at Mills College, Dominican University, UC Berkeley, The Writers Grotto, the Napa Valley Writers Conference, among others. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito (2016 – 2018), and her poetry collection Storage Unit for the Spirit House will be published by Omnidawn in 2020.

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  • Lee Romer Kaplan
    Lee Romer Kaplan

    Lee Romer Kaplan

    A civil rights lawyer turned MFA-wielding English professor, Lee Romer Kaplan grew up shuttling between Israel, Berkeley, and her mother’s native Brooklyn. Her work has secured fellowships to Bread Loaf, Ragdale, Squaw Valley, Tin House, among others, and been a James Jones First Novel Contest, Dana Award for the Novel, and New Millennium Writers finalist. Recent poems have appeared at Tulane Review, essays at Fiction Writers Review, and flash fiction at 100 Word Stories, Postcard Prose & Poems, and in Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. Her novel, set primarily in Jerusalem during the first Lebanon War, TELL ME WHO I AM, is forthcoming.

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  • Jessica Litwak
    Jessica Litwak

    Jessica Litwak

    Jessica Litwak, Ph.D, is an award-winning playwright and actor. She has written over 40 plays which have been produced throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Her work is published by No Passport Press, Smith & Krause, Applause Books and The New York Times. She is a Drama Therapist, puppet builder and recognized leader in the field of socially engaged theatre, Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective, core member of Theatre Without Borders, and a Fulbright Scholar. She has taught acting and playwriting at SF State, LA City College, Naropa, Whitman College, Columbia University, and NYU.

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  • Erin Van Rheenen
    Erin Van Rheenen

    Erin Van Rheenen

    Erin Van Rheenen has written about the power of place for Atlas Obscura, the Los Angeles Times, Southwest, The Sun, and NPR. For more than two decades she has also taught students at every level, in colleges, high schools, libraries, and at the San Francisco Women’s Jail. She earned an MA in Creative Writing and American Literature from City University of New York. Erin has spent many years living abroad, and is the author of the best-selling guide, Living Abroad in Costa Rica, now in its fifth edition. She now lives in San Francisco.

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  • Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet
    Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

    Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

    Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse (Frost Place Chapbook Prize) and Tulips, Water, Ash (Morse Poetry Prize). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Blackbird, Kenyon Review, Plume, and Zyzzyva, in anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, and online at Poem-A-Day and Poetry Daily. In addition to leading workshops at Portland’s Literary Arts, Seattle’s Hugo House, and The Writing Salon, she hosts the Portland reading series Lilla Lit and Literary Bingo and works as a freelance editor of poetry and nonfiction. Before fleeing northward in search of writer-friendly rents, she taught in UC Berkeley’s Post-Baccalaureate Writing Program.

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  • Joan Gelfand
    Joan Gelfand

    Joan Gelfand

    Joan Gelfand is the author of You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C’s of Successful Authors: Craft, Commitment, Community and Confidence, published by Mango Press. Joan’s publications also include three poetry collections, an award winning chapbook of short fiction and a forthcoming novel set in Silicon Valley. Her reviews, stories, essays and poetry have appeared in literary journals and magazines including the Los Angeles Review of Books, PANK!, Rattle, Prairie Schooner, The Toronto Review, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. A member of the National Book Critics Circle and a juror for the Northern California Book Awards, Joan has been teaching the “4 C’s” approach at conferences and in classrooms for over ten years.

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  • Jennifer Lewis
    Jennifer Lewis

    Jennifer Lewis

    Jennifer Lewis is the editor of Red Light Lit. Her short story, “The New Low,” was the winner of The Bindle Award, forthcoming this fall in the Nomadic Press Journal. In June 2017, she was the first runner-up for the Los Angeles Review Creative Non-Fiction Award for her short story, “Holy Communion.” Her fiction has been published in Cosmonaut’s AvenueEleven ElevenFourteen Hills Press, and Midnight Breakfast. She received her MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University in May 2015 and was the recipient of the Leo Litwak award for creative non-fiction in 2012 and for fiction in 2015.

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  • Erin Rodoni
    Erin Rodoni

    Erin Rodoni

    Erin Rodoni is the author of two poetry collections: Body, in Good Light (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2017) and A Landscape for Loss (NFSPS Press, 2017), winner of the Stevens Award sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Her third poetry collection recently won the 2020 Southern Indiana Review Michael Waters Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in fall 2021. Her poems, stories, and reviews have been published in such places as Best New Poets, Poetry Northwest, World Literature Today, and Sixfold, among others. She has been the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award, a Ninth Letter Literary Award, and the 2017 Montreal International Poetry Prize. When not writing, she enjoys travel and spending time outdoors with her daughters.

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Received MFA guidance from Cary Groner

Received Coaching from Alison Luterman

Received Mentoring from Karen Bjorneby

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