Isla McKetta, MFA
2012 EDGE Professional Development Program for Writers, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2010 Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA
2008 Certificate in Literary Fiction, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, Seattle, WA
2001 Bachelor of Arts Degrees, Political Science and Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
May 2014–Polska, 1994. Editions Checkpointed.
February 2014–Clear Out the Static in Your Attic: A Writer’s Guide to Turning Artifacts into Art. Write Bloody Publications.
Other Publications (Fiction and Poetry)
December 2016–”Sainted Women.” Mothers Always Write.
October 2016–”Who Sleeps in the Wet Spot.” All We Can Hold: Poems about Motherhood, web feature.
April 2016–”Proto Person.” All We Can Hold: Poems about Motherhood.
March 2014–”Jacek.” Cecile’s Writers.
September 2011–”Empirical Facts.” Soul’s Road: A Fiction Collection.
May 2010–”Empirical Facts.” Pitkin Review.
Other Publications (About Writing and Literature)
October 2015–”Portrait of a Press: tNY.Press Breaks the Rules of Genre and Publishing.” Los Angeles Review of Books.
June 2014–“Portrait of a Press: Write Bloody Fights to Bring the Stage to the Page.” Los Angeles Review of Books.
April 2014–“Portrait of a Press: Canadian Biblioasis Thrives in ‘South Detroit’.” Los Angeles Review of Books.
April 2012–Present–Book reviews at A Geography of Reading.
October 2012–”Artists Speak Out on Censorship for Banned Books Week.” Written Word
September 2012–“Healthy Practices to Care for Yourself and Your Writing Muse.” Indies Unlimited
August 2012–“Literary Accessories for Back to School.” Written Word
August 2012–“17 Best Books Set in Alaska.” Gray Line of Alaska Blog
July 2012–“10 Literary Bad Boys We Love to Love.” Written Word
June 2012–“7 Books to Read before Faking an MFA in Creative Writing.” Written Word
June 2011–Third place: 2011 Laine Cunningham Novel Awards, The Blotter literary magazine. For Polska, 1994, formerly Murmurs of the River.
March 2011–Winner: Translation Nexus Contest, Fiction Circus. “East Meets West” was published online and translated into over sixty languages via crowd-sourcing.
Readings and Presentations
April 2014–Lit.Mustest VII, Hugo House, Seattle, WA
April 2014–“How Blogging Benefits a Writer,” AWP, Seattle, WA
April 2014–Goddard Alumni Reading, Ravenna Third Place Books, Seattle, WA
July 2012–Vashon 103rd Annual Strawberry Festival, Vashon, WA
May 2012–Lit.Mustest, Hugo House, Seattle, WA
April 2012–EDGE for Literary Artists Grand Finale, Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA
December 2011–Reader, Goddard College Gathering, Hugo House, Seattle, WA
July 2010–Graduate reader, Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA
October 2009–Featured reader, Artsmith Salon Series, Doe Bay, WA
May 2008–Reader, University of Washington Certificate Program Group Reading, University of Washington Bookstore, Seattle, WA
2011-2014 Board Member and Development Committee Chair, Richard Hugo House
2009-2012 Managing Editor, Forum magazine
2011-2012 Social Media Manager for Soul’s Road: A Fiction Collection
2009 Creative Writing Instructor, Mary’s Place, Seattle, WA
2008-2009 Reader, Farfelu
2008-2009 Fiction Editor, Copy Editor, Graphics Editor, Pitkin Review
2014 AWP, Seattle, WA
2011 AWP, Washington, DC
2010 AWP, Denver, CO