Alumni: Natashia Deon

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Natashia Deon  is a Los Angeles attorney, writer, and creator of the reading series Dirty Laundry Lit. Profiled in L.A. Weekly’s 2013 People Issue, she has recently completed a novel and is working on stories and other works. Her writing has appeared side-by-side with Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Yousef Komunyakaa in The Rattling Wall, has appeared in B O D Y, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, You. An Anthology of Second Person Essays, and other places. A 2010 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship recipient and 2011 VCCA Fellow, Deón has taught creative writing at Gettysburg College, University of California, Riverside, PEN Center USA, and 826LA. She loves pastor tacos and pretty much anything with Sriracha on it.