Poetry workshop chaired by Cecilia Woloch

July  04 – 09 we will be hosting a Residential Workshop for seven American poets.

Workshop Leader

Cecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and performer based in Los Angeles. She has published six collections of poems and a novel. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, CEC/ArtsLink International and the Center for International Theatre Development. In 2021-22, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Rzeszów.


Kristine Rae Anderson is a poet and the author of the chapbook Field of Everlasting, published by Main Street Rag in 2022. Formerly an English professor at Riverside Community College, she lives with her husband and three-legged rescue dog in southern California.

Maria Caponi was born and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Maryland and in the last 15 years she has transitioned from full time physicist and aerospace engineer to writer. Her memoir, An Accidental Pilgrim, will be published in late 2023.

Linda Nemec Foster is a poet and writer from the Midwestern U.S. who has published twelve collections of poetry including The Blue Divide, Amber Necklace from Gdansk, and The Lake Michigan Mermaid (a 2019 Michigan Notable Book). A new collection of prose poems, Bone Country, was published in 2023.

Elizabeth Iannaci is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer who earned her MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her most recent chapbook is The Virgin Turtle Light Show: Spring, 1968, a memoir in linked sonnets, from Latitude 34 Press.

Susan M. Rump is a writer, poet, and mixed media artist working in collage, murals, graphic illustrations and landscape designs. Her writing has been published in the literary magazine Muse and in the Skirball Museum’s Writer Selections. Her first chapbook is forthcoming.

Jennifer Hyde Dracos-Tice is a poet and former high school English teacher from Atlanta Georgia. Her first full-length collection of poems, Lodged in the Belly — which explores adoption and issues of child custodianship in three generations of her family — is currently under consideration for publication at a number of presses.


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