Profile

Dhonielle is a former elementary and middle school librarian, and co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent—and decidedly diverse—literary confections for middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction readers.

She is also COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. She is the author of Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces (with Sona Charaipotra), The BellesThe Everlasting Rose, as well as numerous short stories.

William Giraldi

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Kekla Magoon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Liz Garton Scanlon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

A.S. King

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Padma Venkatraman

Faculty, WCYA; Master Class Instructor, Alumnx Mini-Residency

A. Van Jordan

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference