Wednesday26Apr 2023

Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl

Presented by The Department of English& Leatherby Libraries

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST
2023-04-26 16:00 2023-04-26 20:00 America/Los_Angeles Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl Go to event listing for more details: BK 404 Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center Julia Ainley

Free to attend

BK 404

Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend


Event Schedule

3:00pm - Trends in Creative Writing Careers

Erin Berthon, Career Advisor, Wilkinson College

Erin Berthon currently serves as Manager of Career Development and Alumni Relations of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University. In the last five years of her decade-long career in higher ed she’s specialized in working with students to tailor their liberal arts education and professional experiences to reach their career and academic goals. She enjoys building relationships and partnerships, teaching, and growing within the university setting, and encouraging students to reach their full potential.

4:00pm - Citric Acid: Literary Culture in Orange County

Andrew TonkovichFounder

Jamie Campbell, Managing Editor

Andrew Tonkovich is the longtime editor of the Santa Monica Review and founding editor of Citric Acid: An Online Orange County Literary Arts Quarterly of Imagination and Reimagination. His own writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, Ecotone, Best American Nonrequired Reading and Juked. He is the author of two fiction collections, The Dairy of Anne Frank and More Wish Fulfillment in the Noughties and Keeping Tahoe Blue and Other Provocations. With Lisa Alvarez, he co-edited the landmark anthology Orange County:  A Literary Field Guide. He hosts the weekly literary arts radio program Bibliocracy on KPFK 90.7 FM in Southern California.

Jaime Campbell's fiction has appeared in Sonora Review, Santa Monica Review, The Los Angeles Review, and Angel City Review. She was the runner-up for Sonora Review’s 2020 Fiction Contest, a semi-finalist for the American Short Fiction 2019 Halifax Ranch Fiction Prize, and the winner of the 2018 JuxtaProse Fiction Prize. She is the Managing Editor of Citric Acid and lives in Modjeska Canyon, a rural oasis tucked within Southern California suburbia.

5:00pm - Featured Debut Story Collection Authors

Yoon Choi, author of Skinship

Lisa Cupolo, author of Have Mercy on Us

Yoon Choi is the author of Skinship: an NPR Best Book of the Year, Maureen Corrigan/Fresh Air Ten Best Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and the California Book Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New England Review, Best American Short Stories 2018, and elsewhere. Born in Korea and raised in New York, she currently lives in Orange County with her husband and four children.

Lisa Cupolo has been a paparazzi photographer in London, an aid worker in Kenya, a script doctor in Los Angeles, and a literary publicist at HarperCollins in Toronto. Her stories have been published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Narrative, The Idaho Review, and others. She holds a BA in Philosophy from The University of Western Ontario, a graduate degree in Portrait Photography from The London Institute, and an MFA from the University of Memphis. A native Canadian she has lived all over the world, but currently resides in Southern California, where she teaches fiction writing at Chapman University.

6:00pm – Featured YA Author

NAACP Image Award nominated Elise Bryant

Elise Bryant is the NAACP Image Award-nominated author of Happily Ever Afters, One True Loves, and Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling. She was born and raised in Southern California. For many years, Elise had the joy of working as a special education teacher, and now she spends her days writing swoony love stories and eating dessert. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Long Beach.

7:00pm – Featured Debut Poet

Diana Khoi Nguyen, author of Ghost Of

A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (2018) which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and forthcoming collection, Root Fractures (2024). Nguyen is a Kundiman fellow, recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and winner of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest and 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Currently, she is core faculty in the Randolph College Low-Residency MFA and an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

8:00pm – Stories on the Go!

Essraa Nawar, Leathery Libraries Diversity and Development Coordinator

English Liaison Librarian


8:10pm – Reception & Book Signing



You can contact the event organizer, Julia Ainley at or (714) 532-6026.

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