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About Lyzette

Lyzette Wanzer is a San Francisco writer, editor, and creative writing workshop instructor. She received her MFA in Fiction from Mills College. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa Review, The MacGuffin, Ampersand Review, Journal of Advanced Development, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Pleiades, Flashquake, Glossalia Flash Fiction, Potomac Review, International Journal on Literature and Theory, Fringe Magazine, The Naked Truth, and many others. She is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), 642 Tiny Things to Write About (Chronicle Books), Essay Daily, The Naked Truth, and the San Francisco University High School Journal.

Lyzette has been awarded writing residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), Blue Mountain Center (NY), Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts (NE), Playa Summer Lake (OR), Horned Dorset Colony (NY), Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (AR), and The Banff Centre in Canada. She is the recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, three Individual Artist Commission grants from San Francisco Arts Commission, and three Professional Development Grants from the Creative Capacity Fund.

 

Media

Interview in SF Weekly: On Having A Thick Skin

Third Culture World review

New Pages Literary Magazine Reviews

 

My Residencies

 

Arkansas

Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow

 

California

Headlands Center for the Arts

 

Canada

Banff Centre for the Arts

 

Nebraska

Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts

 

New York

Horned Dorset Colony

Blue Mountain Center

 

Oregon

Playa Summer Lake

 

Virginia

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

 

 

My Grants

2019-2020

The Authors' League

Creative Capacity Fund

PEN America

San Francisco Arts Commission

 

2017-2018

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

San Francisco Arts Commission

 

2015

Virginia Center for Creative Arts

 

2014

Horned Dorset Colony Foundation

 

2013-2014

San Francisco Arts Commission

 

2013

Creative Capacity Fund

 

2012

Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant

Creative Capacity Fund