Wendy C. Ortiz

Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Wendy C. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native. She is the author of EXCAVATION: A MEMOIR (Future Tense Books, July 2014) and HOLLYWOOD NOTEBOOK (Writ Large Press, Nov. 2014). She has contributed to The New York Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, Brain, Child magazine, Mutha Magazine, The Rumpus, The Coachella Review, PANK, and Specter Magazine, among others. She holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. A Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook in 2007 and 2009, Wendy is also co-founder and curator of the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series at the Good Luck Bar in Hollywood since 2004.

Publications and Prizes

Excavation: A Memoir
(Future Tense Press, 2014)
4th Street, Blood Orange Review, Brain, Child, Cranky, Eclipse, knock, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Palabra, Pank, Specter Magazine, Spillway, Spillway Magazine, Split Lip Magazine, The Coachella Review, The Collapsar, The Nervous Breakdown, The New York Times, The Rumpus

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Los Angeles
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North Hollywood, CA
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Last updated: Jun 30, 2014