2019 California Writing Residency

The team at Yefe Nof selected Christopher DeWan, Kamala Puligandla, Julia Tranchina for the 2019 California Writing Residency.

Christopher DeWan is author of HOOPTY TIME MACHINES: fairy tales for grown ups, a collection of domestic fabulism from Atticus Books. He has published more than fifty stories, has been featured in The Best Small Fictions, and he has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. As a screenwriter, he has had projects with the Chernin Group and Electric Entertainment and collaborated on properties for Bad Robot, Paramount, Universal, and the Walt Disney Company. He is currently at work on a book of nonfiction.

Kamala Puligandla lives in LA and is the writer of various autobiographical fictions. She is the distinguished recipient of her parents’ leftovers and hair compliments from strangers on the street. She has attended residencies and workshops at This Will Take Time, The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, The Vermont Studio Centers, and The Home School. Her first novel, _Zigzags_, is forthcoming from Not A Cult media in September 2019.

Julia Tranchina is a writer, municipal employee and a 2016 Lambda Literary Fellow. Her work has appeared in places like, Red Paint Hill, Bone Bouquet, Vinyl, Permafrost and Juked. Her first chapbook, “And as funny as it may seem, when we die they consume us,” will be published by Dancing Girl Press in 2019. She was born, raised, and lives still, in San Jose, California (before it was never cool) with her wife and seven-year-old twins.



California writers from the coast and valleys to the forests and deserts are invited to apply for three two-week residencies in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead where the creative environment will nurture your craft and help carry on the tradition of the California voice.