Former student Michelle Blair Wilker’s first book Chain Linked Stories will be published through Post Hill Press and Simon & Schuster in June, 2018. Her short fiction has appeared in Across the Margin, Whistlingfire, and Hollywood Dementia. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s November 2012 contest for New Writers and short listed for the Fresher Writing Prize in 2015. In 2017, she was featured in The New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles.
Of her time in the Writers’ Program, Michelle says, “I took all three short story workshops through UCLA Extension and can’t say enough about how much they advanced my writing and skill in crafting a short story. The advanced workshop with Lou Mathews challenged and encouraged me to take risks and to keep at it.”
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