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Meet The Coaches

Caroline Goodwin


Caroline Goodwin moved to the San Francisco Bay area from Sitka, Alaska in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. She has published four poetry chapbooks and one full-length collection, Trapline (2013). Her next collection, The Paper Tree, is forthcoming in April 2017 from Big Yes Press. From 2014 - 2016 she served her community as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA. She teaches at Stanford Continuing Studies and California College of the Arts in Oakland and is currently working on a memoir about the life and death of her husband Nick and her daughter Josephine.

Erica Wright


Erica Wright’s latest crime novel is The Granite Moth (Pegasus Books). Her debut, The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books), was one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). A new collection, All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned (Black Lawrence Press), will be released in 2017.

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Lauren Hilger


Lauren Hilger was awarded the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review Online, and Kenyon Review Online, among other journals. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens Journal, and is the author of a collection of poetry, Lady Be Good (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016).

Kristin Halbrook

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Kristin Halbrook-Vincent is a former literary agent and the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels, Every Last Promise (2015) and Nobody But Us (2013) (HarperTeen). She’s also a co-founder of the website YAHighway.

Tupelo Hassman

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Tupelo Hassman is the author of the novel girlchild (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and winner of Quiet Lightning’s first book contest with Breast Milk. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Harper’s BAZAAR, The Independent, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, The Portland Review Literary Journal, ZYZZYVA, and by,, and in Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors, among others. Tupelo is the first American to win London’s Literary Death Match and she teaches at Santa Monica College and California State University, East Bay.

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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan


Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of the novel Harmless Like You. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the UW-Madison. Her short work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, Guernica, and NPR’s Selected Shorts, among other places. She has received residencies from the Gladstone Library and Hedgebrook.

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Aviv Rubinstien


Aviv Rubinstien is a Screenwriter, Director and Musician living in LA. He has written screenplays for fun and profit across all genres. His directorial debut, The Anchorite, which he stars in (huge mistake) is the story of a Rock and Roll band touring the country. He has also written Lift Me Up (now available on Netflix), the faith-based film The Reason (to be released in 2018), as well as several other films that are slipping his mind right now. He teaches screenwriting at Relativity School and consults with writers from around the country. He’s been called “My favorite son, hands down.” by both his mother and his father.

Rachel Weaver


Rachel is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads and won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is the director of the Colorado Writing School and is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.

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