Giselle Töngi-Walters ‘21

Giselle Töngi-Walters ‘21 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MA) was featured in a profile feature story in The Philippine Star about her career as an actress and her recent graduation from the MA in Nonprofit Management program. Giselle was still in her teens when she made a name for herself in Philippine showbiz. Some of her most memorable films were Langit sa Piling Mo (1997), Diliryo (1997), and Luksong Tinik (1999), which earned her a Best Supporting Actress award at the Metro Manila Film Festival. In 1999, she played mom to newcomer Edward Barber in Paul Soriano’s romantic drama, First Love, a film shot in Vancouver that marked the first team-up of Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo. Read the full article in The Philippine Star here.

She was also featured in articles GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, Philippines Ultimate Showbusiness Hub, Star Cinema, Yahoo Life!, and the Inquirer.net.

 

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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