Kate Braverman Takes Flight Again in a Tribute

“I think Janet Fitch accurately described her as a ‘high priestess of literature,’” writes Gabrielle Goldstein, Braverman’s daughter. “A priestess officiates in sacred rites but also serves the spiritual needs of the community. Kate’s writing was an alchemical gift. And she was also a teacher and mentor whose classes and private workshops birthed and nurtured…

Kate Braverman, Who Wrote of Women on the Margins, Dies at 70

“Ms. Braverman possesses a magical, incantatory voice and the ability to loft ordinary lives into the heightened world of myth,” Michiko Kakutani wrote in her New York Times review of “Palm Latitudes” (1988), a novel about three women in a Los Angeles barrio, including La Puta de la Luna, the most famous prostitute in the neighborhood. – New York Times, October…

Treatment Plan: An Essay by 2019 Emerging Voices Fellow Anthony Hoang

I spent most of my young adulthood building a stable and well-rounded life. It included a job in finance that had a matching 401k, spontaneous trips to places like Istanbul and Morocco, and a membership to an expensive gym that had lavender scented towels. Except these things didn’t satisfy me. – PEN America, July 26,…

‘Tales of the City’s’ Lauren Morelli on her LGBTQ Writers Room

So I took a class at UCLA Extension in short fiction. And started writing purely just for myself. I never would have thought that I could do it professionally. – Los Angeles Times,  June 9, 2019 Read More Watch the trailer Image Source: Courtesy of Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times