S184. Finding and Keeping a Solid Mentorship: A Guide for the Writing Odyssey
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm
Laura Laing is a queer journalist, essayist, and author. A graduate of Goucher's MFA in creative nonfiction, she is the vice president of ASJA. Her essays have appeared in a number of literary journals, and she is working on a memoir, weaving narrative with explorations of abstract mathematics.
Naomi Ulsted writes young adult fiction, memoir, and screenplays. Her work has been published in multiple venues. She's currently at work on a young adult novel. She was the winner of a 2017 Literary Fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts in the drama category.
Preeti Parikh is a poet, essayist, and current MFA candidate at the Rainier Writing Workshop where she is also a recipient of the Bierds-Smith Graduate Scholarship. Her poems have been published in various journals and anthologies. Preeti's earlier academic training was in the field of medicine.
Manisha Sharma is a multigenre writer who collaborates across different disciplines such as music, design, computers, and virtual reality. Be it a poem, short story, a play, or a sound-art or VR installation, her work explores feminist and social issues. Sharma is also a yoga, mindfulness expert.
Sarah Dalton is a Panamanian American writer and teacher from the San Francisco East Bay. She is a member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop community and has been a writer-resident at Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She is an MFA student at San José State University.