Ziemska, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ziemska Bookstores We Love, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Elizabeth Ziemska is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Tordotcom, among others. It has garnered The Pushcart Prize, a Shirley Jackson Award nomination, and a Kurt Vonnegut […]

Wright, James F.

James F. Wright Comic Disruption (moderator), Sunday, May 7 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum James F. Wright is a queer writer, reader, and ramen eater based in Los Angeles. He has contributed stories to two Eisner Award-winning anthologies — 2018’s Elements: Fire with Rashad Doucet, edited by Taneka Stotts and Shing Yin Khor; and 2021’s You Died: An […]

Vuong, Phuong T.

Phuong T. Vuong Local Presses Read with Red Hen Press, Cahuenga Press, and FlowerSong Press, Saturday, May 6, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Phuong T. Vuong is a Vietnamese American poet and essayist who cannot stop thinking about language, memory, and migration. She is the author of The House I Inherit (Finishing Line, 2019). Her writing has appeared in American Poetry […]

Williams, Jarrett

Jarrett Williams Comic Disruption, Sunday, May 7 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Jarrett Williams was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, earning a BFA and an MFA in sequential art. In addition to his pro-wrestling adventure series Super Pro K.O.! from Oni Press, Williams has worked on […]

Westerson, Jeri

Jeri Westeron Not-Quite Silenced Voices: Overcoming Abuse of Authority, Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm Mt. View Mausoleum Los Angeles native Jeri Westeron is the author of fifteen Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mysteries, a series nominated for thirteen national awards from the Agatha to the Shamus. She currently writes the King’s Fool Mysteries, a Tudor mystery […]

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 […]