Featured Authors 4/11/2015

Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile has an MA in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers, where she was a Holden Minority Scholar. An early version of Queen Sugar won the Hurston Wright College Writer’s Award and was a co-runner up in the Faulkner Pirate’s Alley Novel-in-Progress competition, and excerpts were published in Cairn and ZYZZYVA. She has had residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, where she was awarded the Sylvia Clare Brown fellowship, Virginia Center for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. Her non-fiction work has appeared in The Rumpus.net, Mission at Tenth, and The Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9. Baszile is a former fiction editor at The Cortland Review and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. She grew up in Southern California and lives in San Francisco with her family.

Theresa Duve Morales

Theresa Duve Morales

Theresa Duve Morales teaches middle school art in Woodland, California, where she lives with her husband and daughters. She’s had a story published in the anthology American Fiction: Volume 12, where it placed third in the American Fiction Prize contest, and another online in The Adirondack Review, where it won the Fulton Prize. A third story is forthcoming later this year in CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women.

Announcing the Winners of the Stories on Stage Davis UC Davis Fiction Contest

We’re happy to announce the winners of the second annual Stories on Stage Davis UC Davis Fiction Contest: first place goes to Becky Mandelbaum for “Queen of England, and second place goes to Lissa Miller for “A Weak Mailed Fist.” Both stories will be performed at our May 9th event. Thanks to all who entered!

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Becky Mandelbaum is a first-year MA student in the creative writing program at UC Davis. She is originally from Wichita, Kansas, but spent the last five years in Lawrence, where she received the Lawrence Arts Center’s 2013 Langston Hughes Award for Fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in South Dakota Review, Midwestern Gothic, and Kansas City Voices.

Lissa Miller is a second-year MA student in the creative writing program at UC Davis. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Redlands. After working for twenty-five years in the field of adult secondary education, she now writes both fiction and poetry and lives in Martinez, CA, with her family.