Galadrielle Allman was born in Macon, Georgia in 1969, the same place and time as her family's legendary band, the Allman Brothers Band. Her father, Duane Allman, is considered one of the greatest Rock guitarists of all time. Galadrielle was raised primarily in Berkeley, California, where she still lives happily. She studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College, always hoping to tell her family's story. On the eve of her 40th birthday, she... Read More →
For research, Alison Bing has done many things that aren't strictly advisable - including accepting dinner invitations from cults, researching 250 wineries in 30 days, and trusting the camel to know the way. She has survived to tell tales for BBC, NPR, NBC, Telegraph, Guardian, New York Times and sundry other global outlets.
I write about culture, science, global affairs and human rights for the New York Times, Foreign Policy, PRI’s The World, Nautilus, The Intercept, Salon and other publications. When I'm not traveling, I park my laptop at the Castro Writers' Cooperative in San Francisco. Orpheus is my muse.
Joshua Citrak is the creator of slouch magazine, and his work has appeared in Small Spiral Notebook, Air In the Paragraph Line, SoMa Literary Review, Instant City and a whole bunch of others that he can't remember at the moment. He is currently at work on his first best seller.
Andrea Coombes writes about personal finance for the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others. Does she have hot stock tips? She does not. Coombes also is writing a memoir about two women: an Austrian mother whose experiences during World War II helped form her into a wild young émigré, a party girl, an anorexic who couldn’t be saved—and her daughter, whose own journey as a single parent pushed her to confront her family’s past.
Sarah Frisch work has been published in The Paris Review, the VQR, and The New England Review. She has won a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the National Magazine Award. She is a former Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford.
Writer, Castro Writers' Cooperative
Scott James is co-founder of the Castro Writers' Cooperative, The Coop, a co-working space for writers in The Castro. He's a three-time Emmy winning journalist, best known for his weekly column about San Francisco that was published in The New York Times. In the world of fiction he's the author of the bestselling novels "SoMa" and "The Sower," published under the pen name Kemble Scott. He's also on the Board of Directors of Litquake.
Writer, The Castro Writers' Cooperative
Lee is a playwright, poet and some time fiction writer who loves San Francisco but wishes we had summer. She is thrilled that her play, Winning, was published in The Best American Short Plays 2014-15. She's working on a series of one acts with overlapping characters and stories entitled The Tenderloin Trilogy. The first two plays in the series, Laws of Attraction and Apocalypse Now or Maybe Later will have a staged reading on December 6 at the... Read More →
San Francisco writer and translator Mike Karpa's short fiction has appeared in Faultline, Steelhead Special, Santa Clara Review and other magazines, including most recently, selections from the unpublished novel Between Countries in Red Wheelbarrow. He has written about translation for national and international publications and translated from Japanese and Chinese, including works by Bai Xian-yung and million-selling author Taichi Sakaiya.
Lee Daniel Kravetz is the author of the upcoming book Strange Contagion (Harpercollins), as well as 2014’s international bestseller, Supersurvivors. He has written for The New York Times, Psychology Today, and The San Francisco Chronicle, as well as PBS’s Frontline. He is a proud member of the Castro Writers Coop and the San Francisco Writers Grotto, and is on the founding board of the Lit Camp Writers Conference
A native of New York, Nick Krieger realized at the age of twenty-one that he’d been born on the wrong coast, a malady he corrected by transitioning to San Francisco. He is the author of the memoir, Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender (Beacon Press, 2011), winner of a Stonewall Honor Book Award and an Independent Literary Award. His writing has also earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple... Read More →
Born and bred in the SF Bay Area, Jenelle left for Chicago where she received a Master's Degree in Film/English before moving to New York which began a career writing for soap operas (Guiding Light, Port Charles and The Young and the Restless) and a teen drama (South of Nowhere). Writing for TV eventually took her to LA where she wrote for these shows and also worked as a show runner on non-fiction TV programs. When the writer's strike hit... Read More →
Writer, Castro Writer's Cooperative
Shana Mahaffey is co-founder of the Castro Writers' Cooperative, a co-working space for writers in The Castro, and the author of the San Francisco Chronicle notable book for Fall 2009, Sounds Like Crazy. She is a survivor of catechism and cat scratch fever living in an old San Francisco Victorian with 2 cats, a husband, and a haunted attic. You can find her shorter pieces in different places and consistently on Facebook every Caturday.
Tina LeCount Myers is a word wrangler, surfer, and glue-stick artist who has lived in Mexico, Finland, Scotland, Spain, and Italy. She now lives in San Francisco with her adventurer husband and two loud siamese cats. The Song of All, the first of her epic fantasy trilogy The Legacy of the Heavens will be published by Night Shade Books Fall 2017. www.tinalecountmyers.com
Founder, Lit Camp
Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the novel, A Master Plan for Rescue, named one of the Best Books of 2015 by the SF Chronicle, as well as the novel Mary; Mrs. A Lincoln, a Finalist for an LA Times Book Prize and USA Today's Historical Novel of the Year. She is also the author of the memoir, The Russian Word for Snow, and the founder of the Lit Camp writers conference, now in its fifth year.
San Francisco Writer's Cooperative
Melina believes that everyone is brave in their own way. Her agent is shopping Bride of Bethulia, a historical novel of Judith and Holofernes. She is completing a second novel, Parrot Park, in which unlikely alliances challenges an oil company in the rainforest. Follow her at WhatWoudlJudithDo.
Cameron Tuttle began her career as a writer for an advertising agency before writing her first book, "The Paranoid's Pocket Guide," which landed her on Oprah. Inspired by the movie Thelma and Louise, Tuttle went on the lam in 1996, doing research for what would become the Bad Girl's Guide to the Open Road." She is also the author of the Paisley Hanover series (Penguin Books).
Content Writer, Editor and strategist with experiences in creating high - quality content for consumer magazines, print and web. | Publication: Il Sole 24 Ore, The San Francisco Chronicle, SOMA MAGAZINE, D la Repubblica delle Donne, L'Espresso (print & web), Marieclaire.it, A, Leiweb.it, Yoga Journal Italy, Vogue Sposa & Vogue Bambini | Specialties: Technology,cultural trends, yoga | Founder and app content, video interviewer for Yoga for... Read More →