Alanna Lin a.k.a. “Mindy Chiu” is a musician, writer and performance artist.

She runs the Los Angeles Department of Writing and Power, a writing and performance studio situated in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, facilitating innovative, interactive community-building events and creative workshops.

She composes and performs original music for film / television as Fascinoma (a folk-pop project) and more recently has collaborated on a concept album entitled Emergency Songs:  Before, During, and After, with composer / arranger, Monk Turner.  The project uses pop and rock music as a means to enjoin communal reflection upon friendship, loyalty, and public safety (earthquake preparedness).

Lastly, she hosts a web TV show on Youtube called, “Glamour Fulltime” where she integrates all things into one persona.

She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA.