Student & Alumni News

Chiron Alston '20 has two poems published in TIMBER, a literary journal run by the MFA program in Creative Writing at CU Boulder, and "Tribes" in the Hole in the Head Review. "Far Afield: Dulce Far Niente" and "After Joe" was published in Ramblr Magazine - Issue 3.

Kaci Rae Christopher '19 has published The School Garden Curriculum, an integrated K-8 guide for discovering science, ecology and whole-systems thinking

Yolanda Gomez '19 has three poems in Nat. Brut 10

James Wood '19 has a story in Normal School, fall 2018

Brigitte Lewis '17 has essays published in Diagram, Southampton Review, Fanzine, Spectacle and 7x7

Caitlin Vestal '17 has essays in the Spring 2018 issue of Meadow's Field Guide, concis and Mutha

Austin Anderson '15 won the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Intro Prize Winner 2014, and has a poem published in Iron Horse Review, 2015

Irene Cooper '15 was the second place winner in the Oregon Poetry Association 2016 Spring Contest for “My purse is a tapestry bag,” she has three poems published in The Feminist Wire, March 1, 2017, has one poem in the anthology from Indolent Books, "Poems in the Aftermath," and has two poems published by Indolent Books, "Transition: Poems in the Aftermath," December 21, 2016, and "What Rough Beast," February 22, 2017

Mike Cooper '15 has three stories that have been finalists in contests at Glimmer Train, The Lascaux Review, and Cutthroat

Shareen Murayama '15 has poems published in Phoebe (2015), Bamboo Ridge, Toegood Poetry, The Gambler, Interrupture and Fish Food

Susan Sarver '15: She has "Tale of an Overachieving Toaster” in The Christian Science Monitor, November 29, 2017; “Tapping into the Wisdom of Ages” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 17, 2017; and "Returning to College, Continuing to Learn, After 50," Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc., March 2017, (Nonfiction, Book)

Laura Winberry '15 published "Bell Lap: poems" (Indolent Books, 2018) and “The Abbiest Place on Earth,” essay, Patagonia


Alumni Working

Monica Harrington '20 runs Bend Writers Workshops with Ellen Santasiero.

Utterance Magazine: Caitlin Vestal, '17 and Brigitte Lewis, '17 are founding editors of Utterance. Ally Bebbling '16 and Siobhan McDonald '16 serve as Assistant Editors. Utterance has a mission of sharing the stories you've been told not to tell. Utterance publishes "poetry, non-fiction, and hybrid work by people who identify as or alongside female/trans/non-binary, and who write about existing in a world that tells you your stories are not worthy of art." Utterance lives online here.

Joslyn Kite '16 is the co-founder of Honey + Hare, a creative agency offering branding, graphic design, web design and copywriting services

The Stay Project: Irene Cooper '15, Laura Winberry '15, and Brittany von Hoene '17 are founders of The Stay Project, an online space that features a new set of prompts each month designed to stimulate your mind and senses. You can also follow the Stay Project on Instagram.

In 2017, Mike and Irene Cooper '15, in collaboration with other writers in Central Oregon, founded the Writers Collective of Central Oregon (WCCO), which acts as an information hub for creative writers of all stripes, a network to connect writers to events, educational opportunities, and each other. WCCO seeks to promote dynamic interaction in an environment where Central Oregon writers feel supported and nourished as they practice the craft.

Shareen Murayama '15 received a National Endowment for the Humanities Asian American Film and Literature Fellowship in 2015.