2020 is already off to a fast start! Here’s what some of our students and alums got up to last month (and thanks to Yennie Cheung for her dogged pursuit of everyone’s success).
Adam Sullivan‘s essay “Princess” was published in Kelp.
Anne Silva was named a finalist for the Hedgebrook writing residency in Washington.
Ashley Santana‘s story “Tense” was published in Please See Me.
Daniela Z. Montes‘s true horror story “Hellhounds” was published in Kelp.
Francesca Lia Block was interviewed by Literary Hub for the article “In Search of Los Angeles Magic: Retracing Weetzie Bat’s Steps with Francesca Lia Block.”
Heather Scott Partington‘s review of Megan Angelo’s book Followers was published in USA Today. On the Seawall also published her review of The Story of a Goat by Perumal Murugan, translated by N. Kalyan Raman.
Jenny Hayes‘s poem “You Can Sleep When You’re Old” was published in the Literary Kitchen anthology Places Like Home.
Lee Michael Cohn‘s opinion piece “Jewish Stereotypes and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was published in Aish.
Liska Jacobs was interviewed by Undercover. She also participated in several readings: Roar Shack in Los Angeles on January 12, as well as Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle on January 18 and Powell’s in Portland on January 20 in support of her book, The Worst Kind of Want.
Lucio Rodriguez‘s story “Q-bit,” found in the 18 Wheels of Science Fiction anthology, is now available in audiobook format.
Luke Yankee‘s play Marilyn, Mom & Me was performed at staged readings at UC Irvine on January 11 and at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios on January 19. It is also being given a special award by Southwest Theatre Productions in Austin and is currently a finalist for the Santa Barbara PlayFest. He also celebrated the fiftieth production of his play The Last Lifeboat.
Mark Johnson‘s short story “Crockadillapig” was published in Kelp.
Nathania Elizabeth Oh announced that she has accepted an adjunct teaching position at Chapman University, teaching screenwriting.
Ryan Ritchie‘s tribute to Kobe Bryant, “Kobe Bryant’s Impact on Los Angeles, Basketball, and the World” was published by Los Angeles Magazine.
Ruth Nolan served as a contributing writer and a subject of the short film Then They Laid Themselves Down, which was screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 23 and 24. She also read at the event “When Where You’re from Has a Bad Reputation: Writing about the Inland Empire” at Beyond Baroque in Venice on January 18. An interview with her also ran in McSweeney’s.
Shawnacy Kiker Perez’s flash fiction story “How to Be Human on a Friday Night” was printed by Toho Publishing.
Tom Mavroudis signed copies of the Terror at 5280 anthology at Tattered Cover in Denver on January 26.