Literature


Elle Wright

Elle Wright

I am an experienced director, producer, choreographer, writer, and piano/voice/dance instructor with experience in all fields of Performing Arts. I have had 50+ successful shows in multiple theaters.  My ability […]

Isabelle Stillman

Isabelle Stillman

Isabelle Stillman is a writer and musician from St. Louis, MO currently living in Long Beach, CA. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Ninth Letter, Epoch, […]

DeeInspired

DeeInspired

I am, what I call, a ‘Closet Artist’ – mostly commission-based pieces, yet my work is quietly widespread. My artistry has no set direction, nor focus, but rather ranges from […]

Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn McDonald is a multifaceted writer and filmmaker, who produced and directed the short film “P.N.O.K.”, the documentary DESIGN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, several music videos & short films. She recently completed […]

Tony Wallin-Sato

Tony Wallin-Sato

T.William Wallin-Sato is a Japanese American who works with formerly/currently incarcerated individuals in higher education. He is also a freelance journalist covering the criminal justice system through the lens of […]

cindy m

cindy m

cindita uses assemblage to explore her thoughts and to process difficult, often deeply repressed emotions about the ever-changing world. Using found objects, magazine clippings, and textiles, she combines seemingly unrelated […]

Miri Teresa

Miri Teresa

iAm the statement that engages one to speak up on a Peace of Truth. It’s an element of life not all embrace but still exist beyond comprehension. To define oneself. […]

Hoodlin Mania

Hoodlin Mania

Brandon Dean Johnson, (“BigFoot”) is a complete creative machine. He is the CEO of Create Now and the founder of start-up production company BigFooters. He is the creator of a […]

Jack Curtis Dubowsky

Jack Curtis Dubowsky

As a hybrid practitioner, my work encompasses music, sound, film, writing and research. My work spans 1982 to the current day and is associated with queer, Long Beach, Los Angeles, […]

Charles Jensen

Charles Jensen

As a writer, I am dedicated to innovating forms for stories. My primary discipline is poetry, where I use a big-tent approach to the shapes and containers for my work, […]

Brigette Brown

Brigette Brown

Brigette Brown is a writer, editor, and research development professional. She was born in raised in Santa Ana, but fell in love with Long Beach when she was studying at […]

Jared Schwartz, Jared’s Art

Jared Schwartz, Jared’s Art

I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid, and I still draw as a little adult. Through it all, I’ve had one goal: to create artwork that helps the […]

Master P.O.E.

Master P.O.E.

•Bio Master P.O.E. is an East-Coast Hip-Hop Artist from Baltimore,Maryland. Bi-Coastal between Baltimore and the LBC, Your “Neighborhood Poet” is a one of a kind type of RAW that we […]

Arminé Iknadossian

Arminé Iknadossian

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Arminé Iknadossian’s family fled to California when she was four years old to escape the civil war. After graduating from UCLA, Iknadossian earned an MFA in […]

David L Byrne

David L Byrne

My work revolves around creating natural systems and listening to them for advice. I treat the frequencies as one treats a garden, deciding what seeds to plant, giving the room […]

Nicholas Ryan Howard

Nicholas Ryan Howard

Nicholas Ryan Howard is an author, philosopher, and expert in the field of Creativity. He was educated at The University of Southern California in Communications and trained as a Master […]

Victor Yates

Victor Yates

Place is an important aspect of my work as a digital media artist, performance artist, storyteller, documentarian, poet, and writer. As a Black queer artist, my work centers on history, […]

Brandon Easton

Brandon Easton

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Brandon attended Ithaca College and then earned his MFA in Screenwriting at Boston University. After teaching U.S. History and Economics in NYC public schools, […]

Lindsey Goodrow

Lindsey Goodrow

Lindsey is a Long-Beach-based writer that specializes in creating both technical and creative content with experience in grant, blog, business proposal, speech, and essay writing. She is an alumni from […]

Laura Vena

Laura Vena

Laura Vena is a writer, teacher, translator, artist, animal activist, editor, photographer and curator whose work has appeared in Bombay Gin, Super Arrow, Tarpaulin Sky, In Posse Review, The Dirty […]

Cindy Kadohata

Cindy Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of ten novels for children and three novels for grownups. She is the winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award.

Pamela K. Johnson

Pamela K. Johnson

I’ve always delighted in a well-told story, whether I’m writing a journalistic piece—my long time trade–a script or my novel. In recent years, I’ve directed a few shorts. One was […]

Eye by Kiona

Eye by Kiona

Kiona (they/she) is a creator who loves to share their perspective of the world through words and photographs.

Jonathan Escoffery

Jonathan Escoffery

Jonathan Escoffery is the winner of the Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the Waasnode Fiction Prize, and the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. His writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in […]

earthtovirgo

earthtovirgo

A Long Beach based writer exploring her experiences in life and translating it into art.