Wendy C. Ortiz

Wendy Ortiz 2014Education

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1995
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2002
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2010


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Wendy Ortiz

Biographical Note

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014) and the forthcoming Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press). She has written a year-long monthly column for McSweeney's Internet Tendency, "On the Trail of Mary Jane," about medical marijuana dispensary culture in Southern California. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and many other journals. Visit her at www.wendyortiz.com or wendycortiz.tumblr.com.

Publication Types

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Newspaper/Magazine

Excavation: A MemoirLatest Publication Title

Excavation: A Memoir, Future Tense Books, July 31, 2014

Additional Publication Titles

"Newly Wed and Quickly Unraveling" New York Times, July 26, 2012
in Specter Magazine
"Interiors" in PANK Magazine
"Black Car Land" in Specter Magazine
"The Fence" in Gender Across Borders  

How Did Evergreen Help You in Your Career?

Though my focus was on political economy and social change and independent studies, I took two creative writing classes at Evergreen where I met other writers who I'm still in touch with to this day.