Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities and a forthcoming novel, is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, ZYZZYVA, Guernica, and elsewhere.
Rachel Levin has written about single-parent communes and pot-smoking suppers, ex-con ultra-marathoners and speed-dating mothers, and more, for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Lucky Peach, Outside, and Sunset, where she was a senior travel editor. A contributing writer at San Francisco magazine and a contributing editor at OZY, her work appears in Best Food Writing 2016.
Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art & Made History (In That Order), essays on the artwork, lives and legacies of fifteen essential but overlooked artists, out March 2017 from Chronicle Books. Excerpts from her unpublished memoir, Home Team, have appeared in Narrative Magazine, with one included in Best American Sports Writing 2013.
Frances Stroh is author of the recent memoir Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss, which chronicles her coming of age in the midst of the Stroh’s Beer family’s decline coupled with the unraveling of Detroit.
Maury Zeff's work has appeared in American Fiction 2012, Southern California Review, and the Best of PlayGround 2014. He is a recipient of a PlayGround Emerging Playwright Award and three People’s Choice Awards. His play "I Wanna Be So Dated," about teenage angst, helicopter parents, artistic expression, and the Ramones, premiered in March at the Vermont State Drama Festival.