Sam and Kevin first met, bleary-eyed and too tired, in an Introduction to Fiction workshop at UC Riverside back in ’08. They bonded over writing messed up shit and never wanting to take out their headphones.
Ten years later, Sam put out the first call for Memoir Mixtapes, and, within a week, Kevin valiantly joined the cause.
Creator // Co-Curator
Samantha Lamph/Len is a writer and cat masseuse in Los Angeles. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside, and she still gets the ListServ emails to prove it. You can read some of her writing in places like Occulum Journal, Moonchild Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Connotation Press, and Inlandia. The idea for Memoir Mixtapes came to her on a commute home from Santa Monica to Koreatown, and the project is one of her favorite aspects of life itself. You can find links to her work on her website & follow her on IG and Twitter @quandoparamucho.
Kevin D. Woodall
Co-Curator // Editor
Kevin D. Woodall is a Californian expatriate living in Calgary, Alberta. He currently works as a proofreader and editor for a huge engineering firm you likely haven’t heard of, frying his brain reading environmental and geotechnical reports all day. He hadn’t written anything in years until his friend Sam put out the call for Memoir Mixtapes, and he had to sign up. Now he’s trying to write again. If you want to see his dumb photos you can follow him on IG at @KDWoodall, and if you want to read his dumb thoughts you can get him on Twitter at @Kevin_D_Woodall.
Emery Ross is from Boise, Idaho, and works as a content strategist, accidental cookware expert, and freelance writer. She has an MA in Rhetoric and Composition and uses it mainly to impress her parents’ friends and win arguments. Her work in odd flash fiction and angsty creative nonfiction can be found in places such as Jersey Devil Press, Punctuate, Gravel, and the only pub that really matters, Memoir Mixtapes. Find her at emery-ross.com or on the social medias (occasionally Twitter; too often on IG) @hello_emery.
Best Reader Ever // All Around Go-Getter
From northern Jersey, Benjamin Selesnick is pursuing his B.A in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at Northeastern University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Literary Orphans, The Cantabrigian, Ofi Press Mexico, Fearsome Critters, and others. In 2017, he was a runner-up for the Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize, judged by the notorious Amy Hempel.
Take note of the insta-handle he ripped off from the Kroll show: @bennibottleservice — catch him on twitter: @BnjmnSlsnck
Most days, you can find Benj on his stoop sippin’ some milk.