Claire Phillips

Claire Phillips is the author of the memoir A Room with a Darker View and the fantastic novella Black Market Babies.  Her writing has appeared in Black Clock magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Motherboard-Vice among other places.Her awards include the American Academy of Poets, First Prize, a nomination for the Pushcart Prize and a notable mention in The Best American Essays 2015.  She teaches writing at CalArts, SCI-Arc, and U.C. Irvine, and is Director of the Los Angeles Writers Reading Series at Glendale College where acclaimed authors Bruce Bauman, Anne Boyer, Craig Clevenger, Brian Evenson, Robin Coste Lewis, Porochista Khakpour, Sarah Manguso, and Charles Yu have appeared, among many others. She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and a B.A. in English from San Francisco State University.