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LISA LOCASCIO

CURRICULUM VITAE

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2016 -

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in English, Wesleyan University

EDUCATION
2016

Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature, University of Southern California
Dissertation: “Shut Down” (short fiction collection) and “A Bag of Shocking Pink: Occult
Imagery In Contemporary American Fiction By Women” (critical component)
Committee: William Handley, Aimee Bender, Dana Johnson, and William Deverell

2012

M.A. in English Literature, University of Southern California

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)

PUBLICATIONS
Edited Book

California Prose Directory 2017: New Writing From The Golden State. Outpost19 Books, 2017.
FICTION
Literary M agazines
“When I Want You.” Word Riot, Summer 2016
“That Red Mouth of Yours?” and “Whenever I Fuck A Guy I Wanna Give Him The World.”
Eleven Eleven, Summer 2016
“Catch Up Over Drinks Or Coffee.” Hobart, Spring 2016
“Spell For Making A Werewolf.” Los Angeles Review, Spring 2016
“Réunion.” The Minola Review, April 2016
“Shut Down.” Angels Flight Literary West, March 2016
“How To Be My Boy.” Flash Flash Click, March 2016
“Divination.” 7x7, 2015 (Collaboration with painter Matt McLean)
“The Big Broadcast.” Your Impossible Voice, 2015
“Ride.” Heavy Feather Review, Spring 2015
“Lab.” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Spring 2015
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“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.” Devil’s Lake, Spring 2014
“Port Angeles.” Santa Monica Review, Spring 2014
“Life Savings.” n+1, January 2014
“Barri Gótic.” Reprint with permission, Byliner, February 2014
“Hundred Mile House.” Sou’wester, Fall 2014
“My Favorite Song.” FiveChapters, December 2013
“Barri Gótic.” Joyland Los Angeles, November 2013
“Kæreste” and “Dear Wigleaf.” Wigleaf, October 2013
“The Natatorium.” Tikkun, April 2013
“Arkadiy and Stella, Phillip and Junie” and “Dear Wigleaf.” Wigleaf, February 2013
“Black Bo’s, 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
“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.
Outpost19 Books, 2016
"What Is Disneyland?" California Prose Directory: New Writing From The Golden State,
Outpost19 Books, 2013
"Elijah." The Loudest Voice: Volume 1, Figueroa Press, 2010
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Limited Edition Chapbooks
“Catch Up Over Drinks Or Coffee.” sPARKLE & bLINK 73, 2016
“Réunion.” Bay Area Generations #29. 2016
ESSAYS
Afterword
"Primer." Afterword. Let Virtue Be Your Guide by Frances F. Denny. Santa Fe: Radius, 2016.
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 Lindström, forthcoming (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 Literature’s
Recommended Reading, July 8, 2015
Contributor Spotlight, Hayden's Ferry Review blog, June 15, 2015
Review of Mary Beth Hughes’s The Loved Ones, Bookforum, June 8, 2015
Review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer, Bookforum, May 26, 2015
“Sarah McLachlan’s 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: Don’t Miss Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman.” Review of MOCA exhibition,
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 Steinke’s Sister Golden Hair, Bookforum, October 29, 2014.
“Don’t Be Duped By ‘Bolaño’: The Dangers of the Unauthorized Biography.” Review of Monica
Maristain’s Bolaño, Salon, October 4, 2014
“The Late Great Nightspots of Early ’90s L.A.” Review of Michaela Carter’s Further Out Than You
Thought, Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, September 9, 2014
“Olga Lah’s 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
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“Experimenting on Faith.” Review of Elders by Ryan McIlvain, Los Angeles Review of Books,
September 21, 2013; republished by Salon, September 25, 2013
“My Bolaño 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 Peña,
Los Angeles Review of Books, June 13, 2013
“The Fly and the Femme Fatale in the House of G-d.” Review of Jacob’s 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 Enchi’s 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 López on her late husband, Roberto Bolaño.” 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 Don’t Want You To Just Read Me: A
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
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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.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of California, Los Angeles
Lecturer, Scandinavian Section
Introduction to Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures (Summer 2016)
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 ary’s 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)
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M endocino Coast W riters Conference
Short Fiction Workshop (Summer 2015)
N ew York University
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction and Poetry (Spring 2009)
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
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)
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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
2016
Appointed Editor of Joyland San Francisco
Appointed Interim Editor of Joyland Midwest
Honorable Mention for “Primer,” Edward W. Moses Graduate Prize in Creative Writing (Creative
Nonfiction), University of Southern California
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, Sou’wester, 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 Publisher’s Pick
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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 Alarcón, judge
Second Place, Edward W. Moses Creative Writing Competition
Finalist, Machigonne Fiction Contest, David Plante, judge
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

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RESIDENCIES AND MASTER CLASSES
2017
La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, Noyers sur Serein, France
Mendocino Art 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
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 Gaitskill’s Veronica.” Paper presented at
Western Literature Association Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, October 2015
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“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 Freeman’s 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 Bolaño’s 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$$er.” Paper presented at EMP-L.A. 2013 Pop
Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 2013
“It’s An Africa Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand It: The Fictional Autobiography of Yo-Landi
Vi$$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
“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 Bolaño’s
'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

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“Sasha.” Fiction reading at Writing By Degrees Conference, Department of English,
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, September 2009
READINGS
2016
Well-RED Reading Series, San Jose Poetry Center, San Jose, CA
University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
California Prose Directory 2016 Release Party, 826LA, Los Angeles, CA
Quiet Lightning, San Francisco, CA
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
The Loudest Voice Reading Series, Los Angeles, 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 Wong’s 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
2013
Nocturn de Bolaño, Homatge a Bolaño 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
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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 Chi’s 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
Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL
Gallatin Arts Festival, New York University, New York, NY
INVITED TALKS
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,
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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 Bolaño’s 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 Bolaño’s 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 Bolaño’s 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 Writer’s 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

2016

Interim Editor, Joyland Midwest

2015 -

Editor, Joyland Los Angeles

2015 -

Editor-at-Large, 7x7

2014 - 2016

Managing Editor, Ricochet Editions

2015

Faculty Advisor, Dry River Review
MFA Creative Writing, Mount St. Mary’s 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)
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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

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
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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

Intern, The Poetry Project

2004 - 2005

Treasurer, The Minetta Review, New York University

2002 - 2003

Youth Mentor, Girlspeak Young Women’s 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
Hayden’s 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
Richardson, Robin. “Why I Founded A No-Boys-Allowed Literary Magazine.” Partisan
Magazine, May 16, 2016.
Saikin, Anna. Review of “American Hospitality,” short story published in 2011 issue of The New
Guard. The Review Review, 2011
Roberto Bolaño
Martin, Jenna. “Book News: Austen on the Pound, Digital Libraries.” The New Yorker,
June 25, 2013
Tobar, Hector. “Roberto Bolaño’s archives and his posthumous path to fame.” The Los Angeles
Times, June 25, 2013
“My Bolaño Archive” noted in Bookforum, Arts and Letters Daily, and several other journals
Essays

Ciabattari, Jane. “Five Books Making News This Week: Reporters, Sympathizers, And
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Survivors.” Lithub, December 15, 2015.
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:
September’s Best Longreads.”Los Angeles magazine Culture Files Blog, October 1, 2013
Teaching
Nursalim, Christina. “7 Awesome USC Electives To Take.” Odyssey, March 14, 2016.
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—
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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 Mary’s 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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