A Selection of Emerging Bay Area Writers

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Presented by Switchback magazine

Featuring Chris Carosi, Kate Folk, Courtney Moreno, Janice Worthen, and Arisa White.

Chris Carosi is from Pittsburgh. His work has appeared in Switchback, New Fraktur Arts Journal, and Hot Metal Bridge among others. His first chapbook of poems, bright veil, was published by New Fraktur Press in 2011.

Kate Folk is a writer and teacher who lives in San Francisco. She has been published in PANK and Specter magazines.

Courtney Moreno‘s award-winning writing appeared in the 2010 Best American series. She is currently hard at work on her first novel, In Case of Emergency, due in bookstores next year.

Janice Worthen is finishing an MFA in Writing from University of San Francisco. She’s had poems published in The Rectangle and Switchback, and her poem “”Fire Closest Kept”” won University of Idaho’s Banks Award.

Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from UMass Amherst, and a blog editor for Her Kind. Her debut collection, Hurrah’s Nest, was published by Virtual Artists Collective. ariswhite.com