Kevin Dublin, Program Director & Teaching Artist, is editor of Etched Press and a writer of poetry, prose, scripts, and code. His words have recently appeared in Cincinnati Review, North Carolina Literary Review, The Racket, and he is author of the chapbook How to Fall in Love in San Diego. Kevin holds an MFA from San Diego State and enjoys teaching emerging writers in the community, making video adaptations of poetry, and developing web apps for writers.
Antony Fangary, Teaching Artist, is an educator, grant writer, and poet living in San Francisco. His work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in The Oakland Review, New American Writing, and he is the author of the chapbook Haram. Antony holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and runs the reading series and fundraiser Tenderlovin in the TL.
Michelle Kicherer, Teaching Artist, is an instructor, editor, copywriter, and writing coach who loves to work with both fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Berkeley Fiction Review, 580 Split, Into the Void, The Cutaway and many others. Michelle holds an MFA in English & Creative Writing from Mills College and specializes in transforming nonfiction books into scripts for online courses.
Tureeda Mikell, Teaching Artist, is a Story Medicine Woman, published poet and writer, Qigong Healer, storyteller, lyricist, astrologer and performance artist. She has published over 70 CA Poets in the Schools student anthologies since 1989, and performs storytelling in schools, libraries, and universities, and at public and private events including the National Association of Black Storytellers, Lawrence Hall and Golden Gate Academy of Sciences, Museum of the African Diaspora, and Randall and Oakland Museums. Her book Synchronicity: Oracles of Story Medicine was released in February 2020.
Christine No, Teaching Artist, is a Korean American poet, filmmaker, and daughter of immigrants. She is author of the book of poetry Whatever Love Means (Barrelhouse Books) and a Sundance Alum, VONA Fellow, two-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. She has served as Assistant Features Editor for the Rumpus, as Fellow, then as a Program Coordinator for VONA. Currently, Christine is a board member with Quiet Lightning, a Bay Area literary nonprofit. She lives and works in Oakland, California.
Lucie Pereira, Teaching Artist, is a San Francisco-based writer and educator. Her work has appeared in Honey Literary, The Hellebore, Yes Poetry, and Zone 3, among others. She also teaches creative writing to youth through programs at 826 Valencia and Children's After School Arts.
Tam Putnam, Assistant Program Director, Teaching Artist, & Accessibility Lead, is a former editor at Elle, Gourmet, and European Travel & Life magazines. Her work has been published in The East Bay Times as well as Sunset and Diablo magazines. She received her MFA in nonfiction writing from University of San Francisco.
Denise Sullivan, Teaching Artist, is an author, journalist, and cultural worker. She is editor of the San Francisco story anthology, Your Golden Sun Still Shines, the author of five published titles, including Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music From Blues to Hip Hop as well as the S.F. Lives columnist at The San Francisco Examiner, a contributing writer to DownBeat and the San Francisco Chronicle. Denise is a fourth-generation San Franciscan and continues to chronicle the literary, musical and political history of her hometown.