Candace Eros Díaz writes in the dreamy space where fact and fiction collide. She has held fellowships at the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, Lambda Literary, and The Steinbeck Fellows Program of San José State University. She earned a dual-concentration MFA at Saint Mary’s College of California in creative nonfiction and fiction.
Michelle Cruz Gonzales is the author of the memoir The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band. She lives in Oakland with her family: a jazz pianist, a Mexican nationalist, and three Mexican dogs.
Maceo Montoya’s first novel, The Scoundrel and the Optimist (Bilingual Review, 2010), was awarded the 2011 International Latino Book Award for “Best First Book” and Latino Stories named him one of its "Top Ten New Latino Writers to Watch." In 2014, University of New Mexico Press published his second novel, The Deportation of Wopper Barraza, and Copilot Press published Letters to the Poet from His... Read More →
Michelle Threadgould is a journalist who lives in Oakland, California, and covers punk, the intersection between arts and culture and social justice, and the politics of resistance. She has written for the New York Observer, Oakland Magazine and SF Weekly.
Juan Alvarado Valdivia is a Peruvian American writer who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Fremont, CA. He is the author of ¡Cancerlandia!: A Memoir, which received a 2016 International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention for Best Biography in English. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Saint Mary's College of California.