Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Allison Landa

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Berkeley, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2009

New York-born and California-raised, I eat pizza as easily as I do avocados. I earned my M.F.A. in fiction writing from St. Mary's College of California and my undergraduate degree in political science and anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The recipient of fellowships at Writers in Paradise and the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, I have been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Mill House Writers, Playa Summer Lake, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Julia and David White Artists Colony.

I am proud to teach at the Writing Salon and to have been a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto. I am professionally represented by Marisa Zeppieri of Strachan Literary Agency and my memoir BEARDED LADY is forthcoming from Woodhall Press in October 2022.


New Jersey

Allison Landa worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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