Terry Wolverton is the author of ten books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, including Embers, a novel in poems, and Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman’s Building, a memoir. Her eleventh title, Ruin Porn, a collection of poetry, will be released at the end of 2017. She has also edited fifteen literary compilations, including three volumes each of His: brilliant new fiction by gay men and Hers: brilliant new fiction by lesbians.
Wolverton is the founder of Writers At Work, a creative writing studio in Los Angeles, where she teaches several weekly workshops, and is Affiliate Faculty in the MFA Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. From 2009 to 2012, she was Adjunct Faculty in the M.A. in Arts Management at Claremont Graduate University, where she coordinated students’ capstone projects.
Since 1982, Wolverton has been a consultant to nonprofit organizations, small business, funding agencies and individual artists. Signature projects include working with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on a regional blueprint for arts education, which became Arts For All, a strategic plan for the California Arts Council, a cultural plan for the City of Pomona, and working as the lead consultant on the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative, again for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.