Fall 2023





Kalehua Kim (2025), Emily Holt (2016), and Matt Young (2021, faculty) shared from works in progress and discussed the role of place in their work at the Open Books event On Place: A Reading & Conversation, in Seattle, WA, on September 24, 2023.

antmen pimentel mendoza’s (2025) poem “Self-Portrait in a Canadian Tuxedo on the Road to St. George, UT” was nominated for Best of the Net 2024 by Split Lip Magazine. antmen also won first place in the Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference 2023 Poetry Contest.

Dawn Terpstra’s (2025) poem, “Selfie with Lunar Landing,” was nominated by Halfway Down the Stairs for Best of the Net 2024.


Katie Humphries (2021) was accepted into the 2023 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as a contributor in fiction. 

Bonnie Lini Markowski’s (2023) poem “Tell Me Who You Are” was one of twenty poems chosen for the award-winning program Poetry in Transit in Luzerne County, PA. Poetry in Transit seeks to place poetry in unexpected places. As such, the poems will appear in LCTA buses from August 2023 to July 2024.

Jennifer Neves’s (2015) essay “Battleground” was a finalist in TulipTree Review’s 2023 Humor Story Contest.

Tina Schumann’s (2009) manuscript, Boneyard Heresies, was a finalist in the Catamaran 2023 Poetry Prize. She also participated in a Poetry Month public panel at the Orcas Island Library on April 16 with RWW grads Michael Schmeltzer (2007) and Jill McCabe Johnson (2008), titled “What Does It Mean to Have a Voice in America?” The discussion can be found on YouTube.

Lynette Vialet (2022) was granted a residency by Vermont Studio Center in June 2023.