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August 11, 1989 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
Oakley Hall remembers spending many a "drunken evening" sitting around with fellow novelist Blair Fuller in a Squaw Valley summer home in the late '60s talking about starting a writers conference. Those libation-inspired evenings gave birth to the Squaw Valley Writers Community, a weeklong writers conference in the Sierra Nevada ski resort where writers spend from morning until night attending writing workshops and mingling with successful authors, editors and agents.
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August 11, 1989 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
Oakley Hall remembers spending many a "drunken evening" sitting around with fellow novelist Blair Fuller in a Squaw Valley summer home in the late '60s talking about starting a writers conference. Those libation-inspired evenings gave birth to the Squaw Valley Writers Community, a weeklong writers conference in the Sierra Nevada ski resort where writers spend from morning until night attending writing workshops and mingling with successful authors, editors and agents.
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April 2, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Carolyn Doty, novelist, professor and for 20 years the fiction director of the annual weeklong Squaw Valley Writers Conference, has died. She was 62. Doty, an English professor at the University of Kansas since 1986, died March 10 at her home in Lawrence, Kan., of a heart attack.
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September 9, 1998 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aimee Bender's critically acclaimed short-story collection, "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt," isn't the only book published so far this year by alumni of UC Irvine's prestigious and highly selective graduate program in writing. In addition to Bender, eight fiction workshop graduates--some familiar, some newcomers--have had books published since January: * "Caucasia" (Riverhead Books), a first novel by Danzy Senna, class of 1996.
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April 4, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in Central Los Angeles in the '70s, Jervey Tervalon managed to avoid the burgeoning gang lifestyle. When outside gang members would scale the fence at Foshay Junior High School, he and a friend would hide in the ball box in the gym. In high school, he and his college-bound friends were interested in girls and grades.
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February 20, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in South-Central Los Angeles in the '70s, Jervey Tervalon managed to avoid getting caught up in the burgeoning gang lifestyle. When outside gang members would scale the fence at notoriously tough Foshay Junior High School like a band of marauders, he and a friend would hide in the gym-ball box. In high school, he and his college-bound friends were interested in girls and grades, not gangs and guns.
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July 12, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a handful of rave reviews in tow, Jo-Ann Mapson has left on the second leg of a 22-city publicity tour for her new contemporary Western novel "Blue Rodeo." The Costa Mesa author's itinerary during the next two weeks includes stops in Boston and New York followed by sweeps through Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. On the whole, however, she'd rather be in Costa Mesa. "Writers are hermits," Mapson said before leaving Friday. "Writers like to stay home.
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