Writing Our Future
What are the ideas, forms, questions, syntaxes, images, and narratives of our immediate future? Who better as our compass in the wilds of the now than emerging writers? Join students from five Southland graduate writing programs—CalArts, Otis College, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and USC—as they share recent writings and tune our ears to the future of language.
KT Browne is an MFA candidate at CalArts. Her first novel, Spiral Wares, is an experiment in narrative investigating the ambiguous terrain of memory. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Passages North, and The Review Review, where she is a regular contributor.
Nicole Adlman is a second-year student in the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC, where she has worked to hone her craft in both fiction and nonfiction writing. She has taught Writing and Critical ReasoningÑa freshman rhetoric courseÑfor the university’s Writing Program since 2012.
Marie Horrigan is working on a collection of short stories focused on brief moments and their emotional undertones. Before turning to fiction, Horrigan was a political journalist in Washington, D.C., who covered presidential and congressional elections. She will receive her Master of Professional Writing from USC in May.
Blake Kimzey’s short fiction has been broadcast on NPR and published in Tin House, FiveChapters, Short Fiction, Puerto del Sol, The Los Angeles Review, and Surreal South ’13. He is currently a student in the Programs In Writing at UC Irvine and is working on his first novel.
Eugenie Montague is pursuing her MFA in fiction from the University of California, Irvine. Her story, “Geometry,” was featured on NPR as part of its Three Minute Fiction contest and her story, “Ritual,” received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s June 2012 Fiction Open. She lives in Los Angeles.
Angela Pearedondo is a poet and artist from Los Angeles. She is also a recipient of a University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant, Gluck Fellowship and UCLA Community Access Scholarship. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sin Fronteras, Thrush, Solo Novo, Ghost Town and elsewhere.
Amanda Ruud holds a BA from Tufts University. An MFA student at UC Riverside, she is currently at work on a collection of short fiction.
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