Curriculum Vitae BRANDI M. SPAETHE
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing - Poetry, California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA. May 2013
Bachelor of Arts, English & Creative Writing, Purdue University,
West Lafayette, IN. May 2008
Lambda Literary Foundation - Program Coordinator Aug. 2017 - Present
Los Angeles, CA
California State University, Los Angeles – Adjunct Faculty Jul. 2013 – Present
ENGL 096, ENGL 102, ESC 021, ENGL 1050, ENGL 1005A/B, ENGL 1010, ENGL 2070, ENGL 4060
CSU Summer Arts - Course Coordinator
2017 Course: Sexuality and Love in Creative Writing Jun. 2016 - Jul. 2017
2019 Course: Writing Magical Realism Jun. 2018 - Jul. 2019
Lambda Literary Foundation - LitFest Coordinator Jul. 2016 - April 2017
Lambda LitFest Los Angeles
Poets & Writers, Inc. – Program Coordinator Jun. 2013 – Jun. 2017
Readings & Workshops (West) and California Office
California State University, Fresno – Teaching Associate Aug. 2012 – May 2013
ENGL 5A, ENGL 41 (poetry workshop)
The Normal School: A Literary Magazine - Editorial Assistant Aug. 2010 - May 2013
HONORS AND AWARDS
BLOOM Chapbook Contest Finalist, 2014
Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer's Conference Fellowship, Summer 2013
Graduate Thesis & Creative Activities Grant, Fall 2012
2012 C.G. Hanzlicek Poetry Writing Fellowship, Spring 2012
Edward & Alberta Brown Scholarship, CSU-Fresno 2010/2011 Academic Year
Southern Indiana University Ropewalk Writer’s Retreat Scholarship, June 2008
Indiana University Summer Writer’s Conference Scholarship, June 2007
SERVICE LEARNING & VOLUNTEER WORK
Literature for Life Literary Journal, Curatorial Team, Fall 2017-2018
AWP LGBTQ Caucus, Vice President, Spring 2015-Spring 2016
Lit Crawl LA: NoHo, Volunteer Coordinator & Curatorial Committee, Summer 2013-present
Young Writer's Conference, Workshop Leader and Solicitor, Spring 2011-Spring 2013
San Joaquin Literary Association, Event Coordinator, Fall 2010-Spring 2013
Spaethe, Brandi. “Unwild in the Desert: Death Valley” Phantom Seed: Lit from California’s Desert #5 Forthcoming
Spaethe, Brandi. “Jake Schneider on Publishing Queer and International Voices in Berlin”
Lambda Literary Review October 15, 2018
Spaethe, Brandi M. "The Fetish Party" & "Dream of My Boyfriend Giving Birth" SPUNK Fall 2018
Spaethe, Brandi M. "The North American Desert" National Parks Conservation Association April 2018
Spaethe, Brandi M. "Author André Aciman on the Film Adaptation of 'Call Me By Your Name'"
Lambda Literary Review February 1, 2018
Spaethe, Brandi M. "There Was No One to Teach Me This" The California Journal of Poetics Summer 2016.
Spaethe, Brandi M. In the Belly of It All: "Lovers," "Feel My Bones on Your Bones," "You Told Me Boy Look the Other Way"
The New Engagement Summer 2016
Spaethe, Brandi M. "Poets & Writers Sixth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading"
Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops blog August 22, 2015.
Spaethe, Brandi M. "For Reasons Unknown" Minola Review Summer 2016.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “The First Time I Use a Strap-On” BLOOM Winter 2015.
Spaethe, Brandi M. "Poets & Writers Fifth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading"
Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops blog June 29, 2015.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Sounds in an Evening Room” Toe Good Poetry Summer 2014.
Spaethe, Brandi M. "A Poet's Place: Ruminations at Fresno's P &W Roundtable"
Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops blog May 15, 2014.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Saturn” Codex Journal Summer 2014.
Spaethe, Brandi M. "LGBT Writers Find Friendship, Inspiration, and Impromptu Karaoke at Lambda Retreat"
Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops blog
September 27, 2013.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Touring the Baniszewski House” Slipstream Summer 2013.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Gull” American Athenaeum Spring 2013: 28.
Spaethe, Brandi M. To You Who Wants In. Chapbook. HardingPoorman Press, Winter 2012/2013.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “You’re So Skin Tight” Off the Rocks Anthology vol. 16 Fall 2012: 72.
Spaethe, B.M. “Telekinesis.” CRATE Fall 2012: 31.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “A Collection: words and limbs,” “Mold,” “Henry’s Milk,"
“Sobering.” The Bell Tower Spring 2008: 11, 15, 17, & 27.
Spaethe, Brandi M. “Backyard Warnings.” The Bell Tower Spring 2007: 32.
CONFERENCES & RETREATS
Poets & Writers Live: Inspiration in San Francisco, January 14-15, 2017
AWP Conference Exhibitor and Participant: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Poets & Writers Live: Inspiration in San Francisco, January 10, 2015
Poets & Writers' Los Angeles and San Francisco Workshop Leaders Retreat, 2016, 2017, 2018
Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer's Retreat Fellow under David Groff, Summer 2013
Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop Contributor under Mary Szybist, Summer 2012
Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop Contributor under D.A. Powell, Summer 2011
Ropewalk Writer's Retreat Contributor under Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Summer 2008
IU Summer Writer's Conference Contributor under Heather McHugh, Summer 2007
AWP Tampa, The Road Out: Lambda Literary Surveys the Future of LGBTQ Writing, March 8, 2018
City of West Hollywood’s ongoing Lesbian Speakers Series and WeHo Reads Program, A Thin Bright Line:
Reaching Back and Looking Forward in the Literature of Lesbian and Queer Women October 22, 2016
LitFest Pasadena, LGBTQ Writers Having Their Say June 4, 2016
AWP Los Angeles LGBTQ Caucus, March 31, 2016
2017 & 2018 Lambda LitFest Los Angeles, Steering Committee
2017 Poets & Writers' Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures
2016 Poets & Writers' Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures
2015 Poets & Writers' Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures
2013 Sal y Muerte: P&W-Sponsored Salton Sea Desert Workshop
2012 San Joaquin Literary Association's WordFest, Fresno CA