Christopher DeWan is author of HOOPTY TIME MACHINES: fairy tales for grown ups, a collection of domestic fabulism from Atticus Books. He has published more than fifty stories in journals including Bodega, Gravel, Hobart, Passages North, and wigleaf, and has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. His work will be featured in the upcoming Best Small Fictions 2017, edited by Amy Hempel and published by Braddock Avenue Books.
He has had TV projects with the Chernin Group and Indomitable Entertainment and has collaborated on properties for Bad Robot, Paramount, Universal, and the Walt Disney Company. His screenwriting has been recognized by CineStory, Final Draft, the PAGE Awards, and Slamdance, and he is recipient of a fellowship from the International Screenwriters' Association (ISA).
He is also a political activist, a member of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, and an appointed delegate in California's Democratic State Central Committee, advocating for arts, education, healthcare, and social justice.
Christopher holds an MFA in creative writing from the California Institute of the Arts and a degree in philosophy and theater from Cornell University. He has been a consultant for the literary magazine Electric Literature, a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a guest artist at the Music Center of Los Angeles. He is currently on faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of California Riverside.