Will is currently a high school senior and loves writing–so much so that three summers ago he spent several weeks working with a Stegner Fellow (Kimberly Grey) at Stanford University. He had such a wonderful time working with a mentor like that that the next summer he attended the University of Iowa’s Young Writers’ Studio. He has also worked closely with two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Mark Salzman. In his spare time, Will likes playing soccer, the viola, and doing improv comedy–but not simultaneously.
About his story, Once and Future, Will writes:
In this piece, I want to leave the reader with lots of unsettling questions and no clear answer. I added a decent amount of references and symbolism, some of which a reader will catch, some of which may go unnoticed. But that’s o.k. Writers like to leave things hidden—things that can be found later on. Or not.
Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is delighted to share this young writerʻs work.
Credits: bio photo provided by Will Gutzman, post feature image from The Maui News August 23, 1918 (Library of Congress)