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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.



Interview in SF Weekly: On Having A Thick Skin

Third Culture World review

New Pages Literary Magazine Reviews


My Residencies



Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow



Headlands Center for the Arts



Banff Centre for the Arts



Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts


New York

Horned Dorset Colony

Blue Mountain Center



Playa Summer Lake



Virginia Center for the Creative Arts



My Grants


The Authors' League

Creative Capacity Fund

PEN America

San Francisco Arts Commission



Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

San Francisco Arts Commission



Virginia Center for Creative Arts



Horned Dorset Colony Foundation



San Francisco Arts Commission



Creative Capacity Fund



Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant

Creative Capacity Fund