Wendy C. Ortiz

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Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (2014); Hollywood Notebook (2015); and the genre-breaking dreamoir Bruja (2016). She is a recipient of two writing residencies at Hedgebrook (2007 and 2009). In 2015 she adapted a short play from her essay “Spell” for One Axe in collaboration with and directed by Meera Menon (Farah Goes BangEquity). In 2016 Bustle named her one of “9 Women Writers Who Are Breaking New Nonfiction Territory.” Wendy’s work has been profiled or featured in the Los Angeles TimesPoets & Writers MagazineLos Angeles MagazineThe RumpusLos Angeles Review of Books, and the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Modern Love, Hazlitt, StoryQuarterly and Joyland and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. Wendy gives talks and teaches creative writing around the country on the topics of memoir, risk-taking in writing, hybrid forms, and more. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. Wendy lives in Los Angeles, California, where she is a parent and a psychotherapist in private practice. 

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