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LISA LOCASCIO

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
2016

Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature, University of Southern California


Dissertation: Jutland Gothic (novel) and A Bag of Shocking Pink: Occult Imagery In
Contemporary American Fiction By Women (critical component)
Committee: William Handley, Aimee Bender, Dana Johnson, Joseph Boone,
and Sarah Gualtieri

2009

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, New York University


Thesis: Peculiar Qualifications (novel), advised by Lydia Davis

2007

B.A. in Individualized Study, The Gallatin School, New York University


Summa Cum Laude, Founders Day Award

2005

Scottish Ethnology and Early Modern Literature, Edinburgh University, Scotland (UK)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Southern California
Creative Writing Program
Creative Writing for Non-Majors (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
Thematic Option Honors Program
How To Run Away From Home (Spring 2012)
Culture and Values: Love with Professor Joseph Boone (Fall 2011)
Writing Program
Immigrant America (Spring 2011, Fall 2010)
Colorado College
Daehler Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing -- Senior Project, Fiction (Spring 2015)
M ount St. M arys University
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Short Fiction (Fall 2015)
Writing the Graphic Novel (Summer 2015)
Creative Non-Fiction Writing (Spring 2015)
Thesis Advisor for MFA and MA Humanities students
Special Topics: Online Bilingual Literary Journal (Summer 2015)
Undergraduate Humanities Program
Women In Quest (Fall 2014)
M endocino Coast W riters Conference
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Short Fiction Workshop (Summer 2015)
N ew York University
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction and Poetry (Spring 2009)
PUBLICATIONS
FICTION
Literary M agazines
Spell For Making A Werewolf. Los Angeles Review, 2016
Divination. 7x7, 2015 (Collaboration with painter Matt McLean)
The Big Broadcast. Your Impossible Voice, 2015
Ride. Heavy Feather Review, Spring 2015
Lab. Haydens Ferry Review, Spring 2015
21 Things Nobody Tells You About Blood Sludge. Joyland Los Angeles, September 2014
The White Room. Bluestem, September 2014 (audio recording also published)
Hunt. Tin House Flash Fridays, July 2014
Casa Del Something. Flaunt, Summer 2014
Valentines. n+1, June 2014; Italian translation by Alessandro Lolli in DUDE Magazine (Italy), 2014
Try Heaven. Vol. 1 Brooklyn, June 2014
No Names. Devils Lake, Spring 2014
Port Angeles. Santa Monica Review, Spring 2014
Life Savings. n+1, January 2014
Barri Gtic. Reprint with permission, Byliner, February 2014
Hundred Mile House. Souwester, Fall 2014
My Favorite Song. FiveChapters, December 2013
Barri Gtic. Joyland Los Angeles, November 2013
Kreste and Dear Wigleaf. Wigleaf, October 2013
The Natatorium. Tikkun, April 2013
Arkadiy and Stella, Phillip and Junie and Dear Wigleaf. Wigleaf, February 2013
Black Bos, or, The Black Bough. Product (UK), February 2013
Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte. Two Serious Ladies, January 2013
Summer Haven. Red Sky, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013
Sasha. Reprint with permission. Product (UK), December 2012
The Emerald Inn. Noyo River Review, 2012
Friend Request. Stirring: A Literary Collection, June 2012
Sasha, and The Past Perfect. Grist: The Journal for Writers, vol. 5, February 2012
American Hospitality. The New Guard, December 2011
Jonah. Faultline, June 2011
Love Story. Reed Magazine, May 2011
What Is Disneyland? American Short Fiction (web exclusive), April 2010
Single. Candor Magazine, Fall 2009
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Elijah. Fifth Wednesday Journal, Fall 2009
Park Rats. Joyland Chicago, July 2009
Night Rides. Lake Affect, June 2009
Mallinckrodt. The Northwest Review, Spring 2008
White Dog Day and Inbox. The Gallatin Review, Volume 22, Spring 2007
Aunt. The Gallatin Review, Volume 21, Spring 2006
The Slow Girl. Prairie Margins, Spring 2006
Torso Days. The Gallatin Review, Volume 20, Spring 2005
Forty-eight degrees. The Gallatin Review, Volume 19, Spring 2004
Anthologies
Port Angeles. California Prose Directory 3: New Writing From The Golden State.
Outpost 19 Books, 2016
"What Is Disneyland?" California Prose Directory: New Writing From The Golden State,
Outpost 19 Books, 2013
"Elijah." The Loudest Voice: Volume 1, Figueroa Press, 2010
ESSAYS
Afterword
"Primer." Afterword. Let Virtue Be Your Guide by Frances F. Denny. Santa Fe: Radius, 2015.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Swedes, Mormons, and Impossible Bodies: Scandinavian Whiteness in the American West. Special
issue of Critical Race and Whiteness Studies: Nordic Whiteness, eds. Benjamin Teitelbaum and
Catrin Lindstrm, forthcoming 2016 (Solicited, under review)
Journals and M agazines
Star Man. Remembrance of David Bowie. Product (UK), January 11, 2016.
7 Minutes in Heaven With L.A. Writer Sean Bernard. Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, July
31, 2015
Alexis Landau On Finding Community, Reinvention, and Transformation in L.A. Los Angeles
magazine Culture Files Blog, July 22, 2015
Introduction to The Swan as Metaphor for Love by Amelia Gray, Electric Literatures
Recommended Reading, July 8, 2015
Contributor Spotlight, Hayden's Ferry Review blog, June 15, 2015
Review of Mary Beth Hughess The Loved Ones, Bookforum, June 8, 2015
Review of Viet Thanh Nguyens The Sympathizer, Bookforum, May 26, 2015
Sarah McLachlans Music Gets A Ballet. Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, January 22, 2015
Long Beach Artist Olga Lah Brings Her Transcendent Art to the LA Art Show, Los Angeles
magazine Culture Files Blog, January 13, 2015
Last Call: Dont Miss Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman. Review of MOCA exhibition,
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Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, January 8, 2015
Five Indie LA Presses You Should Know. Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, December 22,
2014
Review of Darcey Steinkes Sister Golden Hair, Bookforum, October 29, 2014.
Dont Be Duped By Bolao: The Dangers of the Unauthorized Biography. Review of Monica
Maristains Bolao, Salon, October 4, 2014
The Late Great Nightspots of Early 90s L.A. Review of Michaela Carters Further Out Than You
Thought, Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, September 9, 2014
Olga Lahs Theological Installations. KCET Artbound, June 30, 2014
The Vacuum of the Seen World: Remembering Maya Angelou. Los Angeles magazine Culture
Files Blog, June 13, 2014
Celebrating Visibility: The Los Angeles Poverty Department Walks The Talk. KCET
Artbound, May 28, 2014
Experimenting on Faith. Review of Elders by Ryan McIlvain, Los Angeles Review of Books,
September 21, 2013; republished by Salon, September 25, 2013
My Bolao Archive. Los Angeles Review of Books, June 23, 2013; republished by Salon, June
24, 2013
A Ladymass in the Distrito Federal. Review of The Sad Passions by Veronica Gonzalez Pea,
Los Angeles Review of Books, June 13, 2013
The Fly and the Femme Fatale in the House of G-d. Review of Jacobs Folly by Rebecca
Miller, Los Angeles Review of Books, May 21, 2013
Review of Hold-Outs: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance, 1948-1992 by Bill Mohr, Western
American Literature, Fall 2013
Lizard Brains. Review of The Care and Keeping of Exotic Pets by Diana Wagman, Los
Angeles Review of Books, November 4, 2013
Waking from the Dream of Alaska. Review of Bear Down, Bear North by Melinda Moustakis,
Los Angeles Review of Books, December 3, 2011
Writing From The Backseat. Playing Peoria, November 18, 2012
Cafe Orlin and Fish Tacos. One for the Table, June 2009
Legacy and Repetition: Heian Literature and Noh Theatre in Fumiko Enchis Masks. The
Gallatin Undergraduate Journal, Volume 1, 2006
The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Hearts. Say What Magazine, Volume 1, 2001
Anthologies
Experimenting on Faith. Los Angeles Review of Books Digital Edition: The Year In Fiction,
LARB, 2014
INTERVIEWS
Interview with Bryan Hurt. The Believer Logger (forthcoming)
He Brought Utopia And Faith: Carolina Lpez on her late husband, Roberto Bolao. The Believer,
June 2014
Other Voices, Other Rooms Interview Series at Product Magazine:
Interview with Stuart Dybek, Product Magazine (forthcoming)
I Call It A Compulsion. Interview with Francine Prose. Product Magazine, September 2014
I Want To Speak To You, I Want You To Hear Me, I Dont Want You To Just Read Me: A
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Conversation with Judith Freeman. Interview with Judith Freeman. Product Magazine,
April 2014
POETRY
Nebraska. Prairie Margins, Spring 2006
Sestina for a Sunday. The Gallatin Review, Volume 20, Spring 2005
Church In A Year. The Minetta Review, Fall 2005
Sunday, Northwest Highway, To The Bone Congress. The Minetta Review, Spring 2005
Sestina for a Sunday. The Gallatin Review, Volume 20, Spring 2005
CHAPBOOK

The Run Into Precious, Young Chicago Authors Press, 2003


MULTIMEDIA
Short Film

Made Out of What??!! Design Stories from the New Economy. Co-written as part of Made Out of
What??!! Advisory Team, 2014
ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
James Iha, Tony Kanal, Bai Ling, and Han Ong. Great Lives From History: AsianAmericans and Pacific Islanders, Salem Press, Pasadena, CA, 2012.
Luis Alfaro and Elizabeth Avellan. Great Lives From History: Latinos, Salem Press,
Pasadena, CA, 2011.
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
2016

Poets & Writers Reading Grant, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, Fort Bragg, CA
Can Serrat International Art Center Support Stipend, El Bruc, Spain (declined)
Creative Writing Research Award, University of Southern California
2015
Daehler Visiting Lectureship in Creative Writing, Colorado College
Residency Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Can Serrat International Art Center Support Stipend, El Bruc, Spain (declined)
Creative Writing Research Award, University of Southern California
2014
Residency Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Tin House Summer Writing Workshop and Manuscript Review Scholarship, University of Southern
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California
2013
2013-2014 Russell Endowed Fellowship, University of Southern California
Del Amo Foundation Research Award, University of Southern California
USC Graduate Funded Fellows Travel Award, University of Southern California
Residency Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2012
2012-2013 Virginia C. Middleton Fellowship, University of Southern California
Del Amo Foundation Research Award, University of Southern California
Merit Scholarship, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
Merit Fellowship, Short Fiction, Summer Literary Seminars, Mary Gaitskill, judge (declined)
2011
Summer Writing Grant, Department of English, University of Southern California
Merit Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminars, Jayne Anne Phillips, judge (declined)
2009
2009-2010 Virginia C. Middleton Fellowship, University of Southern California
Schaeffer Fellowship, University of Nevada Las Vegas (declined)
Conference Attendance Award, Department of English, University of Southern California
Shortlist, Charles Pick Fellowship, Department of Literature, University of East Anglia (UK)
2008
2008-2009 Creative Writing Department Fellowship, Creative Writing Graduate Program,
New York University
John Woods Scholarship, Prague Summer Program, Western Michigan University
2007
2007-2008 Creative Writing Department Fellowship, Creative Writing Graduate Program,
New York University
2001
Three-Year Fellowship, Saturday Writing Workshop, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago, IL

AWARDS & HONORS

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2016
Appointed Editor of Joyland San Francisco
2015
Pushcart Prize nomination for The Big Broadcast (excerpt from Jutland Gothic) by Your Impossible
Voice
Appointed Editor of Joyland Los Angeles
Writer-in-Residence, Djerassi Resident Artists Program
2014
Dr. Fred Robbins Memorial Award for Emerging Writers, Souwester, University of Illinois at
Edwardsville
Dorys Grover Award for Outstanding Paper Presented by a Graduate Student, Western Literature
Association
Writer-in-Residence, Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Jutland Gothic novel manuscript selected for review by Mat Johnson at Tin House Writers Workshop
21 Things Nobody Tells You About Blood Sludge selected as a 2014 Joyland Publishers Pick
2013
Writer-in-Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Appointed Editor-In-Chief of Gold Line Press
Finalist, Graduate Research Symposium, University of Southern California
Merit Fellowship, Short Fiction, Summer Literary Seminars, Mary Gaitskill, judge (declined)
Merit Fellowship, Novel, Summer Literary Seminars, Mary Gaitskill, judge (declined)
2012
Pass with distinction, Ph.D. qualifying exam, University of Southern California
Writer-in-Residence, Prairie Center of the Arts, October 2012
First Place, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference Short Fiction Contest, Steve Almond, judge
First Place, Edward W. Moses Creative Writing Competition, Cecilia Woloch, judge
Featured Emerging Fiction Writer, Grist: The Journal for Writers
Appointed Fiction Editor of Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions
Finalist, American Short(er) Fiction Prize, American Short Fiction
Finalist in Short Fiction, Summer Literary Seminars Contest
Semifinalist, Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association Emerging Writers Getaway Contest
Nominated for Aurora Borealis Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, Society for the Advancement of
Scandinavian Studies
2011
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction, Reed Magazine, Daniel Alarcn, judge
Second Place, Edward W. Moses Creative Writing Competition
Finalist, Machigonne Fiction Contest, David Plante, judge
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2008
Finalist, American Short Fiction Short Story Contest
Finalist, Short Story Award for New Writers, Glimmer Train Magazine
2007, 2006, 2005
Gallatin Writing Program Award for Outstanding Prose, New York University (Three awards)
2003
Howard Nemerov Short Story Award, Washington University
Columbia College Short Story Award
Gold Award for Poetry, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts

RESIDENCIES AND MASTER CLASSES


2016
La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, Noyers sur Serein, France
Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA
2015
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Winter Session, Woodside, CA
2014
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, Portland, OR
2013
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Alternate Status, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2012
Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA
Alternate Status, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
Alternate Status, Ragdale Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program, Lake Forest, IL
2008
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Fiction Master Class with E.L. Doctorow at Villa La Pietra, New York University, Florence, Italy
Fiction Master Class with Stuart Dybek, Charles University / Western Michigan University,
Prague, Czech Republic
2005
Poetry Master Class with Henri Cole at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
PRESENTATIONS
CONFERENCES
Autotheory in Muir Woods: The West as Self-Space in Mary Gaitskills Veronica. Paper presented at
Western Literature Association Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, October 2015
Swedes, Mormons, and Impossible Bodies: Scandinavian Whiteness in the American West.
Paper presented at Western Literature Association Conference, University of Victoria,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, November 2014 (Honored with the Dorys Grover Award)
The Hole At The Heart of Whiteness: Towards An Understanding of Mormon Scandinavian
Whiteness in the American West. Paper presented at Yale Conference on Baltic and
Scandinavian Studies, 104th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian
Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 2014
Whiteness and Occult Imagery in Judith Freemans The Chinchilla Farm. Paper presented at
Western Literature Association Conference, University of California at Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA, October 2013
The White Spirit: Hell On Wheels s Swede As Identity Enforcer. Paper presented at 103rd
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, University
of California at Berkeley, San Francisco, CA, May 2013
The Urban Geography of the Soul': Exile and Identity at Home in Roberto Bolaos Blanes.
Paper presented at Insisting on Modernity: Visions and Revisions in the Luso-Hispanic
World Conference, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California at
Los Angeles, April 2013
Converted All My Dollars into Rands: Zuid-Afrika, the Overseas, and the Fictional
Autobiography of Yo-Landi Vi$$er. Paper presented at EMP-L.A. 2013 Pop
Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 2013
Its An Africa Thing, You Wouldnt Understand It: The Fictional Autobiography of Yo-Landi
Vi$$er. Paper presented at Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, October 2012
Autobiography II: Blurring Genres, Panel Chair at Pacific Ancient and Modern Language
Association Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, October 2012
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Shopping for a Ghost: Helga Crane Haunts Copenhagen. Paper presented at 102nd Annual
Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, Brigham Young
University, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2012
In Search of Gregorio Samsa's Eyes': Writing As Memory Technology in Roberto Bolaos
'Sensini. Paper presented at Memory Remains Conference, Northeastern University,
Boston, MA, March 2012
Kathangeles. Fiction reading at Western Literature Association Conference, University of
Montana, Missoula, MT, October 2011
The Left-Alone Feeling. Fiction reading at Western Literature Association Conference,
Northern Arizona University, Prescott, AZ, October 2010
Sasha. Fiction reading at Writing By Degrees Conference, Department of English,
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, September 2009
READINGS
2016
La Porte Peinte, Noyers sur Serein, France
Well-RED Reading Series, San Jose Poetry Center, Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA
University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Bay Area Generations (with Robert S. Pesich), San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles Review Reading, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House, La Canada, CA
Let Virtue Be Your Guide Release Party, Dashwood Books, New York, NY
Let Virtue Be Your Guide Reading with Frances F. Denny, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Let Virtue Be Your Guide Reading with Frances F. Denny, Los Angeles, CA
Get Lit Reading Series, Petaluma, CA
7x7 @ stARTup Art Fair, Hollywood, CA
Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
2015
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Colorado College, Daehler Fellow Reading, Colorado Springs, CO
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference Faculty Reading, Fort Bragg, CA
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
Release Party for Nic Wongs Crevasse, Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA
Tin House Writers Workshop, Portland, OR
Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
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2013
Nocturn de Bolao, Homatge a Bolao en Blanes 10th Anniversary Memorial Reading, Blanes,
Spain
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
California Prose Directory Release Party, Los Angeles, CA
Cruelty Conference Creative Reading, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Red Sky Journal Reading, Los Angeles, CA
Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference Short Fiction Award Reading, Fort Bragg, CA
Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Tongue and Groove Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Featherless Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
The Loudest Voice Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Chi Chis Word Parlor, Los Angeles, CA
The Loudest Voice Reading Series, Los Angeles, CA
I Had It Bad Reading Series, New York, NY
Second Draft Reading Series, New York, NY
2008
Earshot! Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
Prague Summer Program Reading, Prague, Czech Republic
2007
Emerging Writers Reading Series, KGB Bar, New York, NY
2006
Gallatin Arts Festival, New York University, New York, NY
2005
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Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL
Gallatin Arts Festival, New York University, New York, NY
INVITED TALKS
The Cathedral Feeling: Rendering Awe. San Jose Poetry Center, San Jose, CA, Summer 2016
Host, Joyland Los Angeles Reading Featuring Emily Schultz, Alexis Landau, and Keith Wagstaff, Book
Soup, Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 2015
Host, 7x7 Reading Featuring Katya Apekina, Adam Soldofsky, C.E. Hyun, and Henry Wudl,
stARTup Art Fair, Hollywood, CA, January 30, 2016
Panelist, Writing Beyond the Traditional Academic Journal Article, Western Literature Association
Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, October 2015
Mapping The Interior: Portraying Internal Landscape in Prose. Mendocino Coast Writers Conference,
Fort Bragg, CA, August 6, 2015
Fiction Roundtable Discussion with Ryan McIlvain and Alexis Landau, Los Angeles Times Festival of
Books, Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2015
Searching for Roberto Bolaos Blanes. Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado Springs,
CO, April 14, 2015
The Question of Truth: Negotiating Interior Lives in Creative Writing and Author Q&A,
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, February 6, 2015
The Urban Geography of the Soul: Searching for Roberto Bolaos Blanes and Authenticity vs.
Veracity: Literary Hoaxes, Truth, and Strategies for Writing Creative Nonfiction.
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, February 2, 2015
Introduction for Rachel Kushner. University of Southern California, January 29, 2015
Author Q&A, High School Fiction Workshop, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen,
MI, Summer 2014 (multiple talks)
Searching for Roberto Bolaos Blanes. Errata Salon, Betalevel, Los Angeles, CA, March 27, 2014
Author Q&A, Fiction Workshop, University of Illinois at Springfield, February 27, 2014
Author Q&A, Getting Started in Fiction, and The Evolution of (My) Idea, and Some
Thoughts on Creativity. Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, February 13, 2013
On Writing and the Writers Life: How to Begin Your Short Story. Alliance Judy Ivie
Burton Technology Academy High School, Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 2013

RESEARCH AND EDITORIAL POSITIONS


2016 -

Editor, Joyland San Francisco

2015 -

Editor, Joyland Los Angeles

2015 -

Editor-at-Large, 7x7

2014 -

Managing Editor, Ricochet Editions

2015

Faculty Advisor, Dry River Review


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MFA Creative Writing, Mount St. Marys University
2014-2015

Graduate Student Advocate for Fellowships


The Graduate School, University of Southern California

2014-2015

Creative Writing and Literature Department Assistant


University of Southern California

2014 - 2015

Editorial Director, Made Out of What??? Exhibition Series

2013 -

Associate Editor, Fiction, Product Magazine, Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

2013 - 2014

Editor-in-Chief, Gold Line Press

2012 -

Fiction Editor, Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions

2012 - 2013

Fiction Editor, Gold Line Press

2009

Fiction Reader, The New Yorker

2008 -

Tutor and Educational Consultant

2007

Editorial Intern, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

2007 -

Freelance Editor

2006

Assistant Fashion Editor, Chicago Magazine

2003 - 2007

Senior Editor, The Gallatin Review

2003 - 2007

Senior Editor, The Minetta Review

PROFESSIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE


2015

Internship Coordinator, Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions

2015

Judge, Short Fiction Contest, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

2015

Mentor, Emerging Writer Mentorship Program, Product Magazine (UK)

2014

Judge, Frederick Manfred Award for Creative Writing, Western Literature Association

2013

Judge, Edward W. Moses Undergraduate Creative Writing Competition, University of


Southern California

2013

Creative Co-Chair, Annual Association of English Graduate Students Conference


University of Southern California
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2012 - 2014

The Loudest Voice Undergraduate Writing Workshop Co-Leader


University of Southern California

2010 -

Programming director and co-host of The Loudest Voice Reading Series

2010

Mentor to incoming graduate students, University of Southern California

2009

Personal Assistant to Sharon Olds

2009

Creator, programming director, and host of I Had It Bad Reading Series

2008 - 2009

Mentor, Girls Write Now

2007 - 2009

Research Assistant to Dennis Lim for David Lynch Biography

2007

Coordinator, Moving Image Institute, Museum of the Moving Image

2005

Pre-Modern Non-Western Specialist Search Committee Member,


The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

2005
2004 - 2005

Intern, The Poetry Project


Treasurer, The Minetta Review, New York University

2002 - 2003

Youth Mentor, Girlspeak Young Womens Leadership Program

2001

Assistant Teacher, Summer Bridge Program, Andersen Elementary School

MEDIA COVERAGE
Interviews
Cozy Zone With Ben Weber Podcast, 2016 (forthcoming)
The Other Stories Podcast , Episode 23, September 2015
Haydens Ferry Review, 2015
California Prose Directory, 2013
Grist: The Journal For Writers, 2012
American Short Fiction, 2011
Fiction
Clark, Leilani. Witches In The Real World: Lit Picks for Jan. 27-Feb. 3. KQED Arts,
January 24, 2016
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference registration opens March 15. Ukiah Daily Journal,
March 11, 2015
McKenna, Kristen. Review of Friend Request, short story published in June 2012 issue of
Stirring. Newpages, June 18, 2012
Saikin, Anna. Review of American Hospitality, short story published in 2011 issue of The New
Guard. The Review Review, 2011
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Roberto Bolao
Martin, Jenna. Book News: Austen on the Pound, Digital Libraries. The New Yorker,
June 25, 2013
Tobar, Hector. Roberto Bolaos archives and his posthumous path to fame. The Los Angeles
Times, June 25, 2013
My Bolao Archive noted in Bookforum, Arts and Letters Daily, and several other journals
Essays

Burgess, Claire. This Week In Short Fiction. The Rumpus, July 10, 2015
Beckwith, Thomas. Sympathy For All. The Millions, May 27, 2015
Beckwith, Thomas. That Kinetic Feeling. The Millions, November 4, 2014
Duelund, Theis. Scandalous Cage Fighters, Scandinavian Fascists & Tormented Mormons:
Septembers Best Longreads.Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, October 1, 2013

Teaching
Jardine, Amy. Mentorship, Writing Skillz, Finishing Things, and a New Short Story.
thestorytellinghour, November 8, 2015
Schwarz, Fran. Writers Conference scholarships announced. The Mendocino Beacon,
September 24, 2015
The Conference, Day One: Mapping the Interior. Words and Deeds, August 16, 2015.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
2010
2012
2012

Western Literature Association


Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

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REFERENCES
Aimee Bender
Professor of English
University of Southern California
Department of English
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 431
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
abender@usc.edu / (213) 821-0477
William Handley
Associate Professor of English
University of Southern California
Department of English
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 404E
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
handley@usc.edu / (213) 740-3733
Dana Johnson
Associate Professor of English
University of Southern California
Department of English
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 431
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
danajohn@usc.edu / (213) 821-0477
Millie Kidd
Professor of English
Mount Saint Marys University
Doheny Campus
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
mkidd@msmu.edu / (213) 477-2500
T.M. McNally
Professor of English
Arizona State University
Department of English
851 S. Cady Mall Room 542
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302
tmmcnally@asu.edu / (480) 965-6251

T.C. Boyle
Writer in Residence and Distinguished
Professor Emeritus of English
University of Southern California
Department of English
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 431
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
cwphd@usc.edu / (213) 821-0477
Stuart Dybek
Distinguished Writer in Residence
Northwestern University
Department of English
University Hall 215
1897 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2240
sdybek@earthlink.net / (847) 491-7294
Bryan Hurt
Visiting Assistant Professor
St. Lawrence University
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
bryan.hurt@gmail.com / (614) 205-6195
Karen Lewis
Director, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
P.O. Box 2087
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
director@mcwc.org / (707) 357-0592
Meredith Drake Reitan
Assistant Dean, Fellowships
The Graduate School, Office of the Provost
University of Southern California
3601 Watt Way, GFS 315
Los Angeles, California 90089-1695
meredith.drake@usc.edu / (213) 740-9033

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