Djerassi Program Recognized as a Top Writers Retreat Poets & Writers named Djerassi in the top twenty-two most inspiring writers retreats in the nation. Leni Zumas (‘05) reminisces on her experience at Djerassi, saying “[to] be immersed in mountain beauty, given good meals and a cozy room, free to sleep and read and walk and write as I chose—it was heaven.” Read the article here.
Wanda Coleman featured in The New Yorker Wanda Coleman (Djerassi 1990, 1991) was recently featured in a beautiful article in The New Yorker. Although she passed away in 2013, she has left an everlasting mark with her poems that "both tally and transcend the difficulties of an often broke black woman, working in perhaps the world’s least remunerative profession." Full article
Viet Thanh Nguyen featured in The New York Times Viet Thanh Nguyen (Djerassi 2008, 2018) was recently featured in a New York Times article! Hear him talk about the process of writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer,” and the new sequel “The Committed,” which will be published on March 2. Read the article