PLAYA Current Residents

Christine Fadden

Christine Fadden is a writer, editor, and manuscript consultant. She has ghostwritten close to two dozen books, with a focus on memoir, leadership, and marketing. Excerpts from her own novel, Outta Here!, for which she is currently seeking representation, have been...

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Courtney Carlson

Courtney Carlson is assistant professor at the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, where she teaches creative writing and literary analysis in the context of socio-ecological systems. Courtney earned the MFA in nonfiction writing...

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Donald Levering

Donald Levering was born in Kansas City and received an MFA from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University. His 7th full-length poetry book, Coltrane’s God, published in 2015 by Red Mountain Press, was Runner-Up for the New England Book Festival contest. His previous...

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Dianne Stepp

Dianne Stepp’s poems have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including High Desert Journal, TAMSEN, Cider Press Review, Comstock Review, Windfall, Portland Lights and Regrets Only. She is a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship and a...

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Christina Mrozik

Christina Mrozik has spent the majority of her life observing the natural world and the types of relationships that form within it. Having grown up on the Grand River in Michigan, she was inspired by it’s habitats at an early age. Blending the external world with her...

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Lauris Phillips

Lauris Phillips’ current study area is the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern California where for two field seasons she has photographed and collected band data on threatened Greater Sandhill Cranes. From these photos, with brushes, pens and pigments...

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Rick Fox

Rick Fox lives in Kittery, Maine. He is represented by Gallery NAGA, Boston, USA, where his next solo show is scheduled for March 2019. Other recent exhibitions include: Field Projects Gallery, NYC / Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh UK / Museum of Art, University of...

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Sarah Grew

Sarah Grew creates art based in painting, but involving photography, installation, collage, and environmental art as well. Her work includes a range from public art projects to wall based pieces belonging in private collections nationally and internationally. In...

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Barbara Hudin

Bend Oregon artist, Barbara Hudin, was born and raised in San Francisco and was taught to paint at an early age by her father, who was a commercial artist and mural painter. While attending Pacific NW College of Art as a drawing and printmaking major, Barbara began...

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