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Francesca Block

Antioch University Los Angeles

Francesca Lia Block (Fiction and Writing for Young People) has published over 25 works of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry for adults, young adults, and children, including the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement award-winning Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books. She teaches at UCLA Extension, WWLA, and privately and is honored to be a part of the Antioch Los Angeles MFA program. Her latest publications are the adult novels Beyond The Pale Motel (St. Martins Press, 2014) and The Elementals (St. Martins Press, 2012) and she has a memoir/writing guide called The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process (Seal Press, 2018).

The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process
Dead Girls: Poems
Beyond The Pale Motel|
The Elementals
Necklace of Kisses
Teen Spirit
Love in The Time of Global Warming
The Island of Excess Love
Pink Smog
The Frenzy
Pretty Dead
Blood Roses
Girl Goddess #9
Fairy Tales in Electri-city: Poems
Open Letter to Quiet Light: Poems
How to (Un)Cage a Girl: Poems
My Miserable Life
House of Dolls
Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur
Guarding The Moon
The Rose And The Beast
Violet And Claire
I Was A Teenage Fairy
Dangerous Angels
The Hanged Man
Weetzie Bat

Francesca Block

Affiliate Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing Program


(310) 578-1080

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