Non-fiction


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. To be one in one. The mir am I or iAm. I am a creative being. I enjoy art that portrays a message. Music that […]

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 youtube series called The Ratchet Raychel Show. On top of all this, he has over 6+ years of animation production experience, and has worked on […]

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, San Francisco, activist, film, choral, and improvisation communities. I began playing in bands in Los Angeles in 1982, working professionally in the recording industry from […]

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, whether adapting the form of a reading comprehension exam to invite direct dialogue with my reader, to rehabilitating traditional forms to do contemporary work. I […]

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 Cal State Long Beach and has lived in the city off-and-on ever since. She received her BA in studio art and graphic design from California […]

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 to grow, pruning where necessary, and ultimately letting the fruit take shape itself. I use feedback to create sound, not only because it is accessible, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]