Alicia Ortega

Screenwriter

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Alicia D. Ortega holds a BA from Stanford and an MFA in fiction from Louisiana State, where her novel The Ghost You Deserve won the Robert Penn Warren Award for best MFA thesis in prose. A participant in both the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive, she was awarded a 2019 SFFILM Westridge Grant to work on her debut feature film script, Righteous Acts. Her short stories have been published in The Arkansas International and the Florida Review's Aquifer, and she is currently at work on an autobiographical musical podcast.