Sheree La Puma-Watson

PO BOX 1555
Sunset Beach, CA 90742

Author's Bio

Sheree La Puma Watson is a writer of short fiction, poetry, historical non-fiction and memoir. She has published in most genres and has worked at the L.A. Weekly as a music editor along side Mikal Gilmore, who later became the editor of Rolling Stone. She received her MFA in critical studies/writing from The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Her latest book, a memoir, is due out at the end of next year. "NAKED WITH THE FAN RUNNING: LOVE AND LIFE WITH BOB FORREST, 1978-1982"

Publications and Prizes

Foliate Oak, Up Against the Wall Mother
Prizes Won: 
RAY BRADBURY FELLOWSHIP for SHORT STORIES, Double finalist for two different short stories in 2002. New Century Writer Awards, NCWA Nominated in 2002 for the best essay on children’s literature in the CSUN program. National Scholars Honor Society, 2003. Merit scholarship at CalArts for the 2002-2003 year. Merit scholarship for 2003-2004 year CalArts. Deans list while at CSUN. She also taught Animation and Claymation to grade school children. Worked for the Community Arts Partnership, (CAP) as a Poetry Teacher for teens at St. Elmo Village, an artist in residence community in the inner city in Los Angeles. Taught theatre to teens living in group homes. Wrote, produced and directed a play "The Boy That Was All Used Up," at the the Road Theater Company in Noho.

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
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Identifies as: 
Italian American
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Born in: 
Alhambra, CA
Raised in: 
Huntington Beach, CA
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Last updated: May 31, 2017