Sayantika Mandal is an MFA student at the University of San Francisco. She came to the Bay Area from West Bengal, India. She loves reading novels and exploring historical ruins. She formerly worked as a copy editor with Hindustan Times in India. She is currently working on her first novel Driftwood.
Sayantika tweets at @Sayantikatweets.
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Kat Lewis is the author of the short story collection, In and of Blood. Lewis graduated from Johns Hopkins University where she held the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Fellowship. In 2018, she received a Fulbright Creative Arts grant in South Korea. She is currently an MFA student at the University of San Francisco.
Kat tweets at @iRkat525.
Bich (Beth) Minh Nguyen is the program director for the University of San Francisco MFA in Writing. She is also the author of the memoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner (winner of the PEN/Jerard Award), the novel Short Girls (winner of an American Book Award), and the novel Pioneer Girl, is coeditor of the anthologies Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: I & Eye and 30/30: Thirty American Stories from the Last Thirty Years.
Preeti Vangani is an MFA student at the University of San Francisco. Her work has appeared in BOAAT, Noble/Gas Qtrly, HeART Journal, Juked, and Lines+Stars among others. A spoken word poet, she has been a featured performer at several San Francisco events including Voz Sin Tinta and Kearny Street Workshop. She is the winner of the 2017 Raedleaf (India) Poetry Prize and has a book of poems forthcoming in 2019.
Rachael Moore is a second-year MFA student at the University of San Francisco.
Catherine Abalos earned her bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is currently an MFA
student at the University of San Francisco where she also serves as the president of the Graduate Writers Association. Her work has appeared in LA Miscellany. She is a Bay Area native who prefers books to tech devices.
Catherine tweets at @catherinemay.
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