SARAH ARSONE:  Poet / essayist / journalist. Books of poetry include Guilty and Zen and the Art of Changing Diapers

JACKIE AUSTIN: Journalist, screenwriter, essayist.

LILI BARSHA: Author of 365 Days of Humiliation and Haunted Cabaret, an annual fright play.

MICHAEL CIRELLI: Performance poet, National Poetry Slam finalist, author of numerous anthologized poems and chapbooks

K.C. COLE: Author of The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty. Physical Science correspondent, The Los Angeles Times.

BRENDAN CONSTANTINE: Poet and author of Dante’s Casino and One Matador

ROB EDWARDS:  Screenwriter for film and television.

EMORY HOLMES II:  Writer / journalist. Contributor to Turning Point Magazine, LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Times.

ED HUMES: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of School of Dreams, and four other books.

MICHAEL C. FORD: Poet and author of Cottonwood Tract and Emergency Exits.

SARAH JACOBUS: Writer of creative non-fiction.

RACHEL KANN: Nationally known performance poet; founder of Co:Lab-Oration.

JEFFREY MCDANIEL: poet; published in Best American Poetry, 1994.

ALEJANDRO MORALES:  Author of Reto en el Paraiso, The Brick People and The Rag Doll Plagues.

GARY PHILLIPS: Author of The Perpetrators, The Jook, and High Hand, as well as screenplays, comic books, and op-eds.

RAPHAEL PIZARRO: Author, journalist, union activist.

JOSE RIVERA: Nationally recognized, Obie Award-winning author of Marisol, Cloud Tectonics, The Promixe Sonnets for an Old Century, and Sueño.

ARIEL ROBELLO: Poet, former PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, and author of My Sweet Unconditional.

ALEIDA RODRIGUEZ:  Poet, author of Garden of Exile. Essays appear in ZYZZYVA and Sleeping With One Eye Open.

LESLIE SCHWARTZ: Novelist; author of critically acclaimed Jumping the Green.

MICHELE SERROS:  Poet, author of Chicana Falsa, a book of short stories.

SUSAN SUNTREE:  Poet, playwright, translator.

JERVEY TERVALON:  Author of Understand This; a novel and Living for the City, a collection of stories.

DAVID ULIN:  Author of Cape Cod Blues, a book of poems. Contributor to The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Newsday, Chicago Tribune and Salon.