Literature


Nancy Lynée Woo

Nancy Lynée Woo

Nancy Lynée Woo was awarded the 2018-2019 Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach, and is a 2015 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow. She is co-founder of the Long Beach Literary Arts Center, and the author of two chapbooks, Bearing the Juice of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Rampant (Sadie […]

Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley

Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley

Creative non-fiction writer, filmmaker, mother of Hudson & Charlie. Dominicana via Washington Heights now living in the LBC. My film The Big Deal won the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short. Currently writing a memoir and feature film script while working full-time and trying to juggle it all. I strive to tell relatable stories that […]

Zoe Nicholson

Zoe Nicholson

My life is my canvas and my actions are my medium. My unquenchable curiosity and relentless hunger for social justice has forced me to share. That sharing is my art form. Give me a room of people and I can change lives. It rings a vain statement but, in fact, it is something gleaned from […]

Dawgness

Dawgness

Vocalist/Producer from Long Beach, CA. Dawgness exists purely within the realm of the psychedelic and seeks only to strengthen your uncertainty.

Wendy Lozano

Wendy Lozano

I am an author of historical novels. My books explore cultures and periods with which most people are unfamiliar, and are intended to be both entertaining and educational.

Myriam Gurba

Myriam Gurba

Myriam Gurba lives in California and loves it. She teaches high school, writes, and makes “art.” NBC described her short story collection Painting Their Portraits in Winter as “edgy, thought-provoking, and funny.” She has written for Time, KCET, and the Rumpus. Wildflowers, compliments, and cash make her happy.

Julayne

Julayne

Julayne Lee is an adopted Asian American poet, artivist, producer, occasional blogger and Futbolista. Writing is a source of inspiration, community, liberation and survival for her. She has been published in Homeland Insecurities, a fundraiser for the APIA Spoken Word and Poetry Summit and the O.K.A.Y. (Overseas Korean Artists e-Yearbook), #5, the 2017 City of […]

Clifton Snider

Clifton Snider

Writing as an openly gay man, my poetry, fiction, and scholarly work cannot help but be political. However, my poems, and to some extent my novels and stories, are not only based in a fildelty to facts (be they from science, history, current events, or my personal experience) but also in a commitment to curiosity […]

Influentza

Influentza

Influentza Independent Press was created in 2012 by Daniel Garcia and Vanessa Rosales, as a way to publish our zines. Our micro publications include personal stories, activism, poetry, and photography from ourselves as well as other people of color. We believe in the power of self publishing to empower people of all backgrounds, and we […]

Gloria Arjona

Gloria Arjona

Born in El Paso and raised in Mexico City, Dr. Gloria Arjona has a distinctive way of lecturing through music, stories, media, traditional attire, and living pictures to draw attention on the rich cultures and traditions of Latin America, in particular Mexico and the US-Mexico border. Either as a soloist or accompanied by guest musicians, […]

liz gonzalez, Author and Director of Uptown Word & Arts

liz gonzalez, Author and Director of Uptown Word & Arts

liz gonzález, a fourth-generation Southern Californian, grew up in the San Bernardino Valley. She is the author of Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected (Los Nietos Press 2018) and the poetry collection Beneath Bone (Manifest Press 2000). Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have been published widely and recently appeared in Voices de la Luna, the City […]

Griselda Suarez

Griselda Suarez

Griselda Suarez is a writer, artist, cook, and a teacher. She was born in unincorporated East Los Angeles and walked Whittier Blvd and Brooklyn Ave in black and white saddle shoes. She grew up in a place where her thoughts did not easily find voice; instead, she found a pen and paper. Her hometown inspires […]