Draft – Instructor Page

Alexandra Kostoulas

Alexandra Kostoulas

Founder & Executive Director

Alexandra Kostoulas has an MFA in Creative Writing and English from Mills College and a BA in Literature & Creative Writing from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. She brought the Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program to San Francisco. She has over a decade of experience teaching English and Writing at the college level.  She has been nominated for awards in fiction, poetry, and journalism and has won a few.  She has performed her work on stage at readings both locally and nationally.  She is currently at work on finishing up her novel, Persephone Stolen.

Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas

Author and Novelist

Nick Mamatas is the author of seven novels, over one hundred short stories, and dozens of essays and articles. His books include the novels I Am Providence and Hexen Sabbath, the short fiction collections The Nickronomicon and The Spook School, and the how-to guide for writing short fiction and non-fiction, Starve Better. Nick’s short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery StoriesYear’s Best Science Fiction and FantasyNew Haven Review, and many other anthologies and journals. He has written about writing for The Writer, Fine Books & Collections, and Wonderbook.

Hollie Hardy

Hollie Hardy

English Instructor, Poetry Teacher

Hollie Hardy  can teach you how to survive anything. Her first collection of poetry, How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems has titles ruthlessly appropriated from The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook, and is available now from Punk Hostage Press (2014). She is an English instructor at Berkeley City College and seasonal lecturer at San Francisco State University, where she also received her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry.