The Literary Kitchen is home to Lit Star Press and Ariel Gore’s School for Wayward Writers, offering you likely stories, community, inspiration, and creative workshops since 2005. Read a story, have a snack, make yourself at home.


Ariel Gore is the author of nine books including the memoirs The End of Eve (Hawthorne Books, 2014) and Atlas of the Human Heart (Seal Press, 2003), the novel The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show (HarperOne, 2006), and the writing guide How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead (Three Rivers, 2007). The New York Times calls Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010) “endearingly personal and genuinely interesting.”

She founded Hip Mama magazine in 1993 (“It’s the quality of the writing that sets Hip Mama apart.”—The New Yorker), which won an American Alternative Press Award for lifestyle coverage. Her anthology, Portland Queer, won the LAMBDA literary award for best LGBT anthology in 2010.

Ariel has degrees in writing from Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley and has taught at the University of New Mexico, chuckpalahniuk.net, and The Institute of American Indian Art. She is currently an associate fellow at The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon.

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  1. Ariel,
    Reading your book, How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights Mar 27, 2007

    Seriously suggest you do an updated version adding all the bells and whistles of the last ten years. If you don’t write it, I might.

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