DC Writers Workshop Class of Fall 2016

Al Letson

San Francisco, California

Al Letson is a poet, playwright, performer, journalist and comic book writer; i.e. an über-nerd. His theater work has been performed on stages across the country. His performance poetry has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and CBS’s Final Four Half-Time show. As a journalist, he’s won three Edward R. Murrow Awards and a Peabody Award for his program State of the Re:Union. Currently, Letson is the host of Reveal, an award-winning podcast on over 300 NPR stations across the country. Letson has been writing independent comics for several years. His collaboration with artist Pier Brito, Imperfect, debuts in 2017.