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Townsend Walker

Fiction Writer
San Francisco, CA

Townsend Walker lives in San Francisco. His novella in noir "La Ronde" was published in June 2015 by Truth Serum Press. His short stories take journeys into the lives of a female assassin, an Italian detective who solves a murder with tortellini, soldiers with memories of smashed birds and bodies, battling families, and teenagers in love. Stories are set in: Rome, London, New York, Boston, Munich, San Francisco, and Levelland. Inspiration comes from paintings, violence, cemeteries and strong women. Stories published in over seventy literary journals, included in eight anthologies and performed in Hollywood.

William Wallis

Poet
Van Nuys, CA

Jeff Walt

Poet
San Diego, CA

Jeff Walt was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania among a community of railroad workers, brick layers, and stripminers. He's been employed as a "cowboy" at Walt Disney World; a gallery attendant; customer service trainer; a cook; masseur; barista; and as an adjunct English composition instructor at Honolulu Community College. He graduated from Goddard College in Vermont with his MFA in Writing and Literature. Jeff is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. A passionate Aquarian and cinephile, he pops for decoupage, collage, salvaging, macrobiotic food, mixology, home exchange, and Mid-Century modern architecture.

Lyzette Wanzer

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
San Francisco, CA

Lyzette Wanzer is a San Francisco fiction writer and essayist. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa Review, The MacGuffin, Ampersand Review, Journal of Advanced Development, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Pleiades, Flashquake, Glossalia Flash Fiction, Potomac Review, International Journal on Literature and Theory, Fringe Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, and others. She is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2012) and 642 Tiny Things to Write About (Chronicle Books, 2015). Lyzette has been awarded writing residencies at the Blue Mountain Center (NY), Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts (NE), Playa Summer Lake (OR), and Horned Dorset Colony (NY). She is the recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation (2012), an Individual Artist Commission grant from San Francisco Arts Commission (2013), and two Professional Development Grants from the Creative Capacity Fund (2012, 2013). With the support of the grants, Lyzette is currently at work on an essay collection entitled Gelatin Prints.

Diane Ward

Poet
Santa Monica, CA

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