Literature


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, Black identity, Black queer representation, and the politics of sexuality. I am interested in creating artist-based ecosystems built through collaboration and not capitalism. My latest […]

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, Brandon relocated to Los Angeles and broke into the TV writing scene with the Warner Bros. Animation 2011 reboot of THUNDERCATS followed by TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE […]

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 California State University, Long Beach, with a BA in English Literature and a Certification in Technical Writing. Her work has been featured in The Gay […]

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 Fabulous, Antennae and elsewhere. She is the recent winner of the 1913 Press First Book Prize by John Keene for her manuscript, x/she: stardraped, for […]

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 in conjunction with a grand prize in the short film category of the 2013 Beijing International Screenwriting Competition. The win included a trip to Beijing, […]

kionacaptures.

kionacaptures.

kionacaptures. is dedicated to showcasing the photography and creative writing works of kiona jones. kiona is a freelance photographer and creative writer in the signal hill area. she specializes in portrait, street, and nature photography, as well as script, short story, and poetry writing.

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 The Paris Review, AGNI, ZYZZYVA, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships and distinctions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Society […]

earthtovirgo

earthtovirgo

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

Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT was born in Long Beach and is a 3rd-generation Southern California native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour-guide, his latest book Letters to My City was just published by Writ Large Press. His poetry’s been featured on Public Radio Stations KCRW, KPCC & KPFK & TV programs like Spectrum […]

Alice LeFae

Alice LeFae

I’m a mixed media artist and writer. My best friend is an enormous cat named Pine Cone, who provides wonderful scope for the imagination and inspires a lot of my work. While I’m passionate about generating whimsy and kid-friendly content, I’m equally passionate about intersectional feminism and exploring trauma through a lens of curiosity and […]

Noelle Marie Falcis-Math

Noelle Marie Falcis-Math

Noelle Marie Falcis is a creative and academic that has centered her work around the intersection of narrative and performative praxis with cultural theory. Most interested in re-memory, indigenization, and intergenerational language, she pursues storytelling through fictive writing and movement artistry. She uses these dual forms to better understand the diasporic, post-colonized life, and how […]