R232. Women Write Los Angeles

Room 515 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


The city of Los Angeles and the women who write about it are often subjected to stereotypical categorization. Being one of the most diverse artistic regions in the country, the city is home to female writers who come from different neighborhoods and backgrounds and offer unique perspectives on the city of angels. Panelists discuss the challenges and joys of writing about the city of Los Angeles in their fiction, as well as how their works have contributed to the landscape of literary Los Angeles.



Katrina Prow is a PhD student at Texas Tech University in creative writing, fiction. She received her BA and MFA at California State University, Long Beach. Her fiction has been published in Juked, WhiskeyPaper, Cheap Pop, Literary Orphans, Passages North, and elsewhere.


Tatyana Kagamas Branham is a second year MFA candidate at the University of California, Riverside. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and WhiskeyPaper. Her short story "Allure of the Sea" was shortlisted for the 2014 Master's Review anthology.

Lisa Glatt is the author of the novels The Nakeds and A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, the short story collection The Apple's Bruise, and the poetry collections Shelter and Monsters and Other Lovers. She teaches at California State University, Long Beach.

Helena Viramontes's impetus for both her last novel and her current novel in progress, The Cemetery Boys, as well as her collection of short stories springs from her persistent and profound curiosity in her East Los Angeles history, its demographics as they continue to shift, and the intersections of ethnic communities.

Dana Johnson is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and Elsewhere, California.


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