Creative Writing instructor Jennifer Caloyeras is publishing her first short story collection, Unruly Creatures, this October. The collection is filled with “humor and pathos, where alienated characters struggle to subvert, contain, control, and even escape their bodies. Dark humor and magical realism put in sharp relief the everyday trials of Americans in a story collection that asks: in what way are we more than the sum of our parts?”

Of her experience with the Writers’ Program, Jennifer says, “Teaching writing at UCLA Extension has definitely made me a more perceptive and compassionate writer. I am constantly inspired by my writing students’ passion and excitement towards improving their work. Their tenacity is infectious!”

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