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Diann Leo-Omine (she/her) was born and raised in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone land) and the colorfully boisterous Toisanese diaspora. She now resides in California’s North Central Valley (Nisenan land) between the ocean and the mountains. She was awarded a 2022 creative nonfiction fellowship with Rooted & Written at the San Francisco Writers Grotto. She co-curated and edited the Asian American food zine Lunchbox Moments. Her writing is found or forthcoming in The Six Fifty, The Universal Asian, Write Now! SF Bay’s Essential Truths, and the BIPOC Writing Party’s anthology. Her creative nonfiction essay “The Hawk,” published in Yellow Arrow Journal’s Peregrine edition, has been nominated for a 2023 Pushcart Prize.

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Diann Leo-Omine (she/her) is a creative nonfiction writer and pastry arts creative born and raised in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone land) and the colorfully boisterous Southern Chinese-Toisanese diaspora. She currently resides in Northern California (Nisenan land), between the expanse of ocean but before the ascent of mountains.

She is an alumna of San Francisco Cooking School’s professional culinary
arts program, Food Media Lab, and the Him Mark Lai Family History Project. Aside from writing and cooking, Diann has a background in ultramarathon running and theater production.

Diann was awarded a 2022 creative nonfiction fellowship with Rooted & Written at the San Francisco Writers Grotto. In 2021, she co-curated and edited the Asian American food zine Lunchbox Moments, a charity project that benefitted San Francisco’s Chinatown Community Development Center.

Her writing is featured or forthcoming in The Six Fifty, The Universal Asian, Write Now! SF Bay’s Essential Truths, and the BIPOC Writing Party’s anthology. Her creative nonfiction essay “The Hawk,” published in Yellow Arrow Journal’s Peregrine edition, has been nominated for a 2023 Pushcart Prize.

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