Writing is a political act of connection. 

Serena W. Lin cuts her teeth on monsters, myths, and magic. Her short(er) stories have appeared in Drunken Boatcream city reviewHyphen, and Northern New England Review. She is working on a first novel, a short story collection, and a graphic novel with illustrator Sheika Lugtu. She writes fiction, poetry, essays, plays, radio plays, and blogs. Serena received her MFA from Rutgers-Newark as a Truman Capote fellow and is a four-time VONA alum. Her playwriting work was with the David Henry Hwang Writer's Institute and TeAda Productions.

Serena's writing has received support from residencies:
The MacDowell Colony
Brush Creek Foundation
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center
Ragdale
Anderson Center at Tower View - Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship
Hewnoaks Artist Colony
PLAYA
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts


Justice does not flow from the law. 
Organize. Act collectively.


Serena practiced law for nearly a decade in Los Angeles. She served as a Public Defender and then as a community lawyer focused on environmental justice, racial justice, economic justice, community economic development, nonprofits, land use, transportation, and affordable housing. She obtained her JD from UC Berkeley. 


Poetry is life.


Serena currently lives with one foot in The Bay Area, CA and another foot in Brooklyn, NY.
Serena hails originally (and via starship) from California.