Carla Sameth

Debut Women Authors Over 60, Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm and Writing Trauma, Saturday at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Carla Rachel Sameth is the Co-Poet Laureate for Altadena 2022-2024.  Her chapbook, What Is Left was published December 2021 with dancing girl press. Carla’s debut memoir, One Day on the Gold Line, originally published in 2019, was reissued by Golden Foothills Press in 2022. Her writing on blended/unblended, queer, multiracial and single parent families appears in a variety of publications. Carla’s work has been selected three times as Notable Essays of the Year in Best American Essays. Her story “Graduation Day at Addiction High,” which originally appeared in Narratively, was also selected for Longread’s “Five Stories on Addiction.” A Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee. a Pasadena Rose Poet, a West Hollywood Pride Poet, and a former PEN Teaching Artist, Carla teaches creative writing to high school and university students and has taught incarcerated youth. Carla was selected as an Artist in Residence with Carrizozo Arts in New Mexico.

Books That Make a Difference: Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón, Naked in the Promised Land: A Memoir by Lillian Faderman, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by Nick Sheff.