Lauren Westerfield

Art Discipline: 
Moscow, ID
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jul 17, 2017 to Aug 4, 2017
May 16, 2022 to May 27, 2022

Lauren W. Westerfield is a writer and editor from Northern California. Her essays and poetry have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in FENCE, Seneca Review, Willow Springs, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, and Ninth Letter. She teaches in the English department at Washington State University, where she is the Editing and Publishing Certificate coordinator and serves as the creative nonfiction and managing editor of Blood Orange Review. She is also the nonfiction editor at Split/Lip Press. Her hybrid memoir, Depth Control, was named winner of the 2021 Stillhouse Press Experimental Writing Contest. Lauren is the recipient of a 2022 Fellowship in Literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts in support of her current book project, a memoir in essays exploring epigenetics, illness, artmaking, autonomy, sexuality, power, and shame. A Bay area native, she now lives in Moscow, ID with her cat, Louise “Lou” Bourgeois.