January 24, 2020

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree was a silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and a New York Times editor's choice. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Paris Review, Buzzfeed, Nylon, Guernica, and elsewhere. She is working on a family memoir about her grandfather, a curandero from Colombia who it was said had the power to move clouds.


In January we feature three emerging writers from the California College of the Arts. 

Vanessa Flores

Vanessa Flores is a playwright, short story writer, screenwriter and performer with an MFAW from California College of the Arts (2016). Her plays have been produced by SF Playground, SF Olympians, Double Backbone, and Aluminous Theater. 

Mihee Kim

Mihee Kim is an artist and organizer working as Managing Director of Kearny Street Workshop, an Asian Pacific American arts nonprofit in San Francisco. She is currently in the MFA program for Writing at California College of the Arts.

Ngozi Oparah

Ngozi Oparah is a queer, first-generation Nigerian-American woman. She most recently graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Masters of Fine Art in Creative Writing and her work has appeared in Madwomen in the Attic, QXotc, and A Velvet Giant (Best of the Net Nomination).