Shideh Etaat is a writer and teacher at Mission High School in San Francisco. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. An excerpt from her novel can be found in Tremors, New Fiction by Iranian Americans, and she has published short stories in The Delmarva Review and in Amazon's online journal, Day One. She is a 2011 Breadloaf Work Study Scholar and a 2015 James D. Phelan Award... Read More →
Joey Garcia tends broken hearts, offers spiritual wisdom and challenges readers to get a backbone in “Ask Joey” her advice column now celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Sacramento News & Review. She received a 2014 Pushcart nomination in poetry and has enjoyed poetry fellowships in Paris and Spoleto. Born in Belize, and raised in the East Bay, she is at work on a memoir about using the spiritual traditions of her Mayan, Welsh and African... Read More →
Oakland-based writer and teacher.
Elizabeth is a stay-at-home mother in Oakland. Her writing has appeared in The Bold Italic and Mothers Always Write. Her short story, Cosmic Blues, was recently named a finalist in Glimmer Train's 2016 Short Story Award for New Writers.
Miah Jeffra is from Baltimore and lives in San Francisco. His work has most recently appeared in Glitterwolf, The Citron Review, Jonathan, Fifth Wednesday, Educe and Fourteen Hills. He is recipient of the Sidney Lanier Prize, the Clark-Gross Award and the Lambda Literary Fellowship. He is editor of queer literary magazine, Foglifter.
Head Writer., Me. I'm the Company.
Okay, this fall I've got a second novel MONKEY BOTTOM on my desk in edit plus a raft of short stories heading toward a collection, meanwhile staging Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" at Sonoma State University. I tell live, true stories onstage at Petaluma's version of “The Moth.” #busyhappyauthor.