Leah Griesmann (Fiction 2005) spent the summer in Berlin, Germany, where she received a DAAD grant in fiction to research her next writing project. DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.
Leah’s story “Stardust” is forthcoming in PEN Center USA’s The Rattling Wall. She is also reading an original short story at San Francisco’s Litquake Festival, and her story “The Slave,” which appeared in J: Journal: New Writing on Justice (link is to the story’s online text) will be performed at “Play on Words” at the Blackbird Tavern in San Jose, California.
Leah Griesmann (Fiction 2005) was a 2010-2011 Steinbeck Fellow in Fiction, and the recipient of a 2013 DAAD grant for fiction in Berlin, Germany. Her stories have appeared in The Cortland Review, Union Station, Litro Magazine, Pif Magazine, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, and PEN Center USA’s The Rattling Wall. Her fiction has been read or performed at Sacramento Stories on Stage, the Center for Literary Arts, Why There Are Words, Play on Words San Jose, and San Francisco’s Litquake Festival. She is currently a lecturer in creative writing and composition at San Jose State University where she is at work on a novel and a collection of stories.