Simpsonistas: Tales from the Simpson Literary Project, Vol. 3 highlights brilliant work by associates of the Simpson Literary Project: Joyce Carol Oates, Daniel Mason, T. Geronimo Johnson, Regan McMahon, Noah Warren, Maria Dahvana Headley, Peter Orner, Anna Rae, Olivia Loscavio, Grace Decker, Laila Lalami, Michelle Alas, Amira Jourdan, Dallas Panopio, Esmeralda Pedroza, Izba Haq, Jasmin Jacobo, JoAnne Ohwobete, Morgan Vincent, Mgalifourou Matingou, Asha Dunn, Shanti Ariker, Michael Ross, Ian Maloney, David Wood, Uttara Chintamani Chaudhuri, and Philippa Kelly.
Simpsonistas is the inaugural anthology of the Simpson Literary Project, which is committed to the proposition that storytelling is the foundation of a literate society: simpsonliteraryproject.org.
The Simpson Literary Project promotes storytellers and storytelling across the generations, and across a tremendous spectrum: from incarcerated young men and women to high school-age students to distinguished mid-career authors to internationally celebrated writers. Simpson Fellows from UC Berkeley lead workshops for fledgling writers, and the annual Simpson Prize Recipient receives an award of $50,000 in support of a burgeoning career. Joyce Carol Oates is the current Simpson Project Writer-in-Residence at the Lafayette (CA) Public Library, where she works with librarians, teachers, college and high school students, and the broader communities.