Zainabu, Jaha

Jaha Zainabu The Ovary Office, Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Jaha Zainabu is a poet living in Los Angeles. Her latest collection of poetry is called I’M WRITING TO TELL YOU (Mama’s Kitchen Press). She is a member of The Anansi Writers Workshop at The World Stage.

Wouk-Almino, Elisa

Elisa Wouk-Almino The Art of Literary Translation, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Elisa Wouk Almino is a writer and literary translator based in Los Angeles. She is the deputy editor of Image magazine at the Los Angeles Times and was formerly a senior editor at Hyperallergic. She is the translator of This House by Ana Martins Marques (Scrambler Books) and the editor of Alice Trumbull Mason: Pioneer of […]

Wondimu, Elias

Elias Wondimu How to Get Published, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Elias Wondimu is the CEO and President of TSEHAI Corp., a global knowledge company, and founding director of TSEHAI Publishers and its four imprints. Since the 2011 closure of Howard University Press, TSEHAI is the only African or African-American publisher housed […]

Wolverton, Terry

Terry Wolverton Debut Women Authors Over 60, Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Terry Wolverton is the author of eleven books of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, including Embers, a novel in poems, and Insurgent Muse: life and art at the Woman’s Building, a memoir. Her twelfth, Season of Eclipse, a novel, is […]

Wertman, Janet

Janet Wertman Readers Theater: The Joy of Reading Aloud, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm and Narrating Your Own Audio Book, Sunday at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum By day, Janet Wertman is a freelance grantwriter for impactful nonprofits. By night, she writes critically acclaimed, character-driven historical fiction – indulging a passion for the Tudor era she […]

Watson, Holly

Holly Watson Making a Name for Yourself: Publicity in the Literary World, Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Holly Watson has over two decades of experience working in book publicity, first working in house in NYC for companies such as W.W. Norton & Co., Basic Books and Viking Penguin Books. She worked for […]

Watson, Chetera

Chetera Watson Bells Toll Ad Infinitum, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Chetera Watson grew up in Los Angeles and attended local schools. She went to Manual Arts High School followed by receiving a B.A degree in English from California State University of Los Angeles. She then joined the U.S Peace Corps, and […]

Ward, Pam

Pam Ward Eric Priestley Tribute: The Enduring Legacy of Black Culture & the Arts, Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00pm, Altadena Library and The Ovary Office, Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum LA native, Pam Ward just released her poetry book BETWEEN GOOD MEN & NO MAN AT ALL, World Stage Press, 2022. She’s […]

Vogl Saenz, Alicia

Alicia Vogl Saenz Reclaiming Witches and Monstrous Women, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Alicia Vogl Saenz is a poet, meditation instructor, and museum professional at LACMA who brings her queer and mixed immigrant background to her writing and teaching. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Grand Street and […]

Viguer-Espert, Alicia

Alicia Viguer-Espert Writing from Our Immigrant Hearts, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Alicia Viguer-Espert, born and raised in the Mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain, lives in Los Angeles. A three times Pushcart nominee, she has been a featured poet at numerous venues within the greater LA. Her work has been published in […]

Vértiz, Vickie

Vickie Vértiz Building Our Canon: Queer Writers Tracing Literary Ancestries (moderator), Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm and San Gabriel Valley: Family-Style Book Promotions, Saturday at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Vickie Vértiz is the oldest child of an immigrant Mexican family. Her poetry and essays are featured in the New York Times magazine, Huizache, the Los […]

Van Camp, Wendy

Wendy Van Camp New Verse: Speculative Poetry, Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Wendy Van Camp is the Poet Laureate for the City of Anaheim, California. Her work is influenced by cutting edge technology, astronomy, and daydreams. A graduate of the Ad Astra Speculative Fiction Workshop, Wendy is a nominated finalist for the […]