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Lyzette Wanzer

Lyzette Wanzer

Author's Bio

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.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, 2012), Aesthetica (Aesthetica Magazine Ltd., 2010), Gender On Our Minds (Khoi Nguyen, 2008)
Journals:
Apalachee Review, Bryant Literary Review, Callaloo, flashquake, Glossolalia, Illumen, Iris, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Pacific Review, Pleiades, Potomac Review, Specs Magazine, Tampa Review, West Wind Review, Yalobusha Review
Prizes:
GRANTS • Horned Dorset Colony Foundation July 2014 • Individual Artist Commission, San Francisco Arts Commission May 2013 • Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation September 2012 • Creative Capacity Fund March 2012, 2013 • Fondation Ténot Bursary for Artists January 2012 RESIDENCIES • Horned Dorset Colony August 2014 Leonardsville, NY • Playa Summer Lake March-April 2014 in the Oregon Outback, OR • Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts writing residency May 2008 Nebraska City, NE. • Blue Mountain Center writer-in-residence. July-August 2001 Blue Mountain, NY. 60 of 300 awarded. AWARDS • National League of American Pen Women March 2009 – 2011, 2013 San Francisco, CA • Finalist and Honorable Mention, Press 53 Open Awards October 2011 Winston-Salem, NC • Finalist, Aesthetica Magazine Creative Works contest December 2010 • Poets 11 Citywide Competition May 2010 San Francisco, CA

Lyzette Wanzer Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Race Manners by Bruce A. Jacobs, The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Favorite Books:
Covering K. Yoshino How to Breathe Underwater J. Orringer The Turn of the Screw H. Miller We Were the Mulvaneys J. Carol Oates You Can't Go Home Again T. Wolfe Drinking Coffee Elsewhere ZZ Packer collections of sudden, flash, and micro fiction
Favorite Authors:
e.e. cummings, H.D., Haryette Mullen

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: August 8, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Hospital patients
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY

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