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La Mesa, CA
Presenter and Workshop Instructor in Poetry at the "Write on Whidbey Conference" in 2004/2005; Has taught in the English Department at University of San Diego (adjunct faculty) since 2000; has taught many private workshops and readings. Loves gardenng, animals, photography, hiking, international cooking, journaling and travel.
Hostess and Founder of Writers' Row: Downtown LA's Official Written Art Showcase, SoapBox Poets Open Mic, Writer Wednesdays, and the NoHo Salon. She is the Los Angeles Organizer for 100 Thousand Poets for Change and Founder of the one and only Los Angeles Poet Society! Jessica teaches for California Poets in the Schools at a Poet-teacher. (http://cpits.org/pt/los%20angeles/jessica-wilson.html) Newly published in anthology In the Company of Women by Edgar & Lenore's Publishing House, 2012 "Viva La Poetry", A feature on Jessica M. Wilson written by Apryl Skies for Examiner Magazine: http://www.examiner.com/poetry-in-los-angeles/jessica-wilson-viva-la-poetry An article written on Jessica's series, Writer Wednesdays by the NoHo Arts District E-zine, http://nohoartsdistrict.com/index.php/north-hollywood-news/item/1671-the-spirit-of-the-beats-and-the-beatnik#.UTfwHRyG26_ A Poet from East Los Angeles, CA, Jessica holds her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Otis College, and a BA in both Creative Writing and Art History from UC Riverside. Her heart is to build a universal community of literary goodness in Los Angeles! She is a Beat girl, true and true.
Santa Barbara, CA
I have been published in the web at Cleansheets.com, SlowTrains.com and ERWA -- The Erotica Readers and Writers Association under the noms de plume Adrianna de la Rosa and Valentine or Valentina Bonnaire. I hold a BA from UCSB in Art History and an MA in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I attend the SBWC and am on the writer's list at ERWA. More info at: www.valentinebonnaire.com