Reading at SDSU 2013

Carla M​​ Wilson was raised in southern California, connected to the sun and the sea. Her father taught English literature, and her mother, who studied psychology and child development, emigrated to the US from Germany in 1966.

Carla’s love of travel, languages, cultures, film and literature led to a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, advanced coursework in Art History, and an MFA in Fiction writing.

Her first book, Impossible Conversations, a series of fictitious dialogues with infamous art makers of the 20th century, was published by Black Scat Books in 2015 and later reviewed in American Book Review by Eckhard Gerdes.

Her second volume, Curious Impossibilities: Ten Cinematic Riffs, published in 2017, features Wilson’s interpretive homage to some of her favorite iconic films and filmmakers, and includes an introduction by James R. Hugunin

Other creative work has appeared under various pseudonyms which shall remain unnamed. Carla currently lives with her husband in arty South Park, San Diego, and is always working on her next project.


MFA: Fiction, with concentrations in art and film, San Diego State University, 2013

MA Program: Art History, with concentration in modern art, San Diego State University, 2006 – 2009

BA: Communications, University of California, San Diego, 1995

Work Experience:

University of San Diego, July, 2017 – present

University of California, San Diego, 1994 – June, 2017

Pannikin Coffee and Tea, San Diego, CA, 1985 – 1994

Internships and Volunteer Work:

Managing Editor, Zoom Street Magazine, 2013 – 2018

Editorial Assistant, Fiction International, SDSU, 2009 – 2012

Artwalk, San Diego volunteer, 2004 – 2006

KUSI TV, Kids Club intern, San Diego, 1993-1994

KSDT Radio DJ, UC San Diego campus, 1991 – 1992

California Theater, venue volunteer, 1990 – 1991

Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1980s  and 1990s


Please see my Projects/ Publications tab for a complete list by category.

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