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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). Lyzette has received writing residencies at the Blue Mountain Center (NY), Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts (NE), and Playa Summer Lake (OR). 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). She is currently at work on an essay collection entitled Gelatin Prints.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
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:
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 National League of American Pen Women March 2009 - 2012 Finalist and Honorable Mention, Press 53 Open Awards October 2011 Finalist, Aesthetica Magazine Creative Works contest December 2010 Poets 11 San Francisco Competition May 2010

Lyzette Wanzer Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Dazzled by Darkness by Erica Miles
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

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Listing last updated: December 14, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
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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