His graphic novel, 442, will soon be released by Stēla.
Diana Wagman is the author of six novels, most recently her first for young adults, Extraordinary October.
They have struck out and found the writers that speak to their own inner life and experiences.
Whether it’s edgy YA, slam poets at the local cafe or on You Tube, European novelists, or the latest New York playwrights, CSSSA students tend to have a list of writers they love.
She earned a BFA in English Language and Literature from Smith College and an MFA from the Writing Program at Cal Arts.
Currently holding both faculty and administrative positions at Cal Arts, she teaches and mentors students in language arts and is the Director of Summer Institute.The CSSSA Creative Writing Program offers personalized and interactive workshops for approximately seventy talented and motivated young writers.A faculty of four professional writers and educators guide and instruct students in the techniques of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and dramatic writing.By the end of the month, every student will have had a class in every genre. These workshops provide students with an opportunity to go deep in a particular genre or approach to writing: poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction.Students will choose their elective during the departmental orientation.Students will spend one week with each member of the faculty.Faculty members will teach their specialty, offering an introductory class in prose fiction, poetry, memoir, or dramatic writing.Every week students will work together on group projects.These might include creating a play, writing group poems, or working together to tell stories from their lives.We’re looking for students who have the courage to be themselves on the page. We’re looking for students who want to tell their own stories: stories from their imagination, from their neighborhood, from their family.Ideally our students have begun to outgrow the High School reading list.