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January 13, 2022 11:00 am
Season 5

Business Breakfast with Monica West ’99, Assistant Professor and Novelist

with Duke Northern California
Journalism, Podcast & Creative Writing

Duke Northern California dives into the business of writing and teaching with Monica West ’99, author of the acclaimed novel Revival Season. Monica focuses on what it means to make a career of your creative skills and how you go from words on a page to published author. Hear what it’s like to be a writer and how to craft a compelling story whether it’s in service of your own career or to teach others.


Monica West ’99

Assistant Professor and Novelist

West is currently an Assistant Professor in University of San Francisco’s MFA in writing program, Monica also has an M.A. from New York University, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was a Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow. She has received a fellowship from Kimbilio Fiction, and she will be a Hedgebrook Writer in Residence on Whidbey Island in 2022. She currently lives and writes in Oakland.

About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.