Joan Dempsey ’05

Joan Dempsey ’05 (Los Angeles, MFA) and fellow Maine novelist and friend, Margaret Broucek read from their work and discussed becoming debut authors later in life and the joys of a literary friendship at the Southwest Harbor Public Library in August 2018. Dempsey’s Novel, This is How it Begins, was published by She Writes Press in 2017. It was the 2018 Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), a 2018 Lambda Literary Award finalist, a 2018 May Sarton Women’s Book Award finalist, a 2017 Foreword Review Indies Book Award finalist, and a 2017 Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange award winner.

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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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