Carla M Wilson was raised in southern California, where she learned to love 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
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.