The Curious Universe Of

Lisa Mecham

I am a voracious reader.

When I was little, my guilty pleasure was sneaking a flashlight into bed so that I could read way past "lights out."



Reading is like breathing to me, I'd have no life without it.

I am equally moved by fiction and non-fiction, longform, short stories and poetry.

Here is an ongoing list of what I've really liked recently.

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I have stories to tell...

Below are some of my recent adventures in writing and storytelling.

Fiction

Asylum

October 2013
Juked

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Fiction

Detritus

July 2013
Barrelhouse Online
Beach Reads

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Fiction

You Get What You Get

November 2012
The Drum Literary Magazine

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Fiction

A Strange Day

September 2012
Nib Magazine
Flash Fridays

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Non-Fiction

Interview with Franklin Leonard

Origins Literary Journal
Fall 2014

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Non-Fiction

Projection

CHEAP POP
April 2014

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Non-Fiction

A Walk Through Belmont

March 2013
Digital Americana
Spoken Word

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Non-Fiction

Lisa's Book Roundup

The Rumpus

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Poetry

At The Foot Of The Unmade Bed & Refraction

Bodega
April 2014

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Poetry

The Gravity of a Clear Blue Sky

Word Riot
February 2014

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Poetry

What Remains

Carve
September 2013

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Poetry

Jetsam

Chaparral
January 2013

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Poetry

Reservoir

Emerge Literary Journal
August 2012

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Poetry

Mercy

WordPlaySound
June 2012

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Events

Austin Film Festival

October 2014

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Events

Sundance Film Festival

2000-Present

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Events

Go Into The Story: Quest Workshop

October 2013
Los Angeles

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Events

One Book Semester

March - September 2013

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Events

How Readers Read: A Report from the Stacks of Submissions

Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2014

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Events

Storyteller

September 2012
The Monti
Hippo Award Nominee

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Events

Mister Bear Podcast

A few of my pieces read by Mister Bear.

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Events

Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop

Summer 2012
Summer 2013
Winter 2014

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Events

Editor Interviews

The Review Review

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I have always been fascinated by just about everything.


People, places, and ideas seem to float around me in a sea of random connectedness.

If I could have been a musician who writes about architecture while traveling around the world eating the best food on earth, I would have.

Instead — I just put what inspires me here on this Tumblr page. Enjoy.

About Lisa

A midwesterner at heart, Lisa Mecham lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters and the dog they suckered her into.

Her poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in The Rumpus, Carve, and Barrelhouse Online, among other publications. Honors include a nomination for the James Kirkwood Award through the UCLA Extension Writing Program and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize for her piece "A Long Walk Through Belmont" in Digital Americana.

Lisa has also served as an editor with Origins Literary Journal, a reader for Tin House Magazine, and a grant writer for non-profit organizations such as Urban Strategies and The Mixed Remixed Festival.

Lisa is a slave to nostalgia and when she isn't procrastinating, she's revising her first novel and working on a screenplay.