MJ Newcomer

My writing experience has most recently returned to poetry, after spending some time writing fiction.  I spent 2020 writing Haiku, and attended the Seabeck Haiku weekend, virtually.  This year, I am returning to a broader range of poetry.  Early on, I published in a Midwest Poetry Journal. I have workshop experience for both poetry and fiction, and participated in a bi-weekly writer's group with published authors for several years.  The lyric essay has caught my eye as something I would like to play with.  I will be attending the Sierra Poetry Festival, April 2021.

I'd like to be part of an on-line (but maybe live in the future) group that offers support and encouragement, meeting weekly or bi-weekly.  Thank you! 

Location: 
Beaumont, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Lyric Essay, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
German American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, German, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

Thomas E. Strunk

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Cincinnati, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Historical, Lyric Essay, Political, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Appalachian, Buddhist, Christian, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Greek, Latin

Essence B. Scott

I am a Black Disabled writer who recently moved to Goldsboro, NC. I am not picky about what I write and am interested in learning how to write new things/forms. Am also interested in revision, critique, and accountability. Also some fun! (because like the saying goes... "all work and no play...") I have participated in NaNoWriMo and NaPoMo. I enjoy writing poetry, fiction, and CNF. I have projects that I wish I could finish (as in publish) and would love a virtual group to write with that may transition to in-person as restrictions around COVID-19 begin to lift in Wayne County. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Goldsboro, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Serialized Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Writesastory

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Asheville, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, Lyric Essay, Nonfiction, Poetry
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

wordofmouthco

Greetings, my name is John Martin and like many of you, the impulse to put words on paper (i.e., into a word processor) and create insular worlds has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I would like to connect with kindred spirits who appreciate the things I'm trying to accomplish with my writing and can help me identify strengths and weaknesses. I would also like to connect with other writers just to talk shop, share leads, and so forth.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Aurora, CO
United States
Colorado
Genres: 
Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 5.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Monthly.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood is a New Jersey-based Pushcart Nominated Award-winning poet, editor, writer and blogger. She earned her Postgraduate Degree in Computer Application (M.C.A)and Bachelors in Computer Sciences (B.Sc.) from India. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the UK-based Arts and Literary Journal MookyChick, Literary Partner in the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University, USA, and Associate Editor with Literary Journal “Life and Legends”. She is the author of a chapbook (“A Potpourri of Emotions”, Local Gems Press, NY). Chapbook ( “My Body is Not An Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length ( “My Body Lives Like a Threat”, Flower Song Press,2021).She co-edited anthologies (“The Medusa Project”, Mookychick) and ( “The Kali Project”, Indie Blu(e) Press).

Her 600+ works have been featured internationally in literary journals, magazines, anthologies, newspapers, podcasts like Rising Phoenix ReviewSONKUBetter than StarbucksPoetry Society of New YorkWNYC Studios, HUDSON Reporter, LILIPOHPBS American Portrait, Kissing DynamiteAdelaide Awards Anthology, American Writers Review, Dime show review, Rainbow Project among others where she received her Pushcart 2020 Nomination.

Her literary partnership “Life in Quarantine” with Stanford University has been presented in the Open Education Global Forum 2020 and received mention in Stanford Daily.Her sonnet publication with Poetry Society of New York has been accepted as a Summer Reading curriculum in University High School, Indiana, USA.  She also has been featured on the PBS American Portrait. Her works has also been selected in the literary publication of various US universities like (Temple University, Philadelphia), Stanford University, University of Albany, Kent State University, Chicago University and Arkansas University.

Megha is a Three-time NAMI NJ State Level Poetry Contest 2018/2019/2020 winner and National Level Spring Robinson Lit Prize 2020 winner. Shortlisted in Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019(USA), Adelaide Literary Award 2019 (USA), Erbacce Prize 2020(UK), iWomanGlobalAwards 2020(India), TWIBB Beyond Black Sakhi Awards 2020(USA), Poetry Super Highway 2020(USA).Nominated for “Publication of the Month” and “Author of the Year 2020” by Spillwords Press Awards 2021,NYC.

Her works have been selected numerous times by the Jersey City Writers Group and the Department of Cultural Affairs for the Arts House Festival. Chosen twice as the international panelist for the Jersey City Theater Center Online Series “Voices Around the World”. and “The Box : Reinvention 2021”. 

She has been a featured poet in Oceanside Library Poetry reading 2020 , NY alongside Brooklyn Poet Laureate and Fellow of Academy of American Poets Maria Lisella. She was also a featured poet in BrownStone Poetry Reading 2020 along side LA Based Joshua Corwin and Chad Parenteau.

Anthologies featuring her works have been mentioned in the Huffington Post and showcased in the Poets House, Manhattan as part of the summer reading 2019. Anthology (“SMITTEN” , Indi(e) Blue Press) has been a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards 2020.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Jersey City, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Hindi
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

Jim Sutton

MFAs or better.

Location: 
Des Moines, IA
United States
Iowa
Genres: 
Humor, Lyric Essay, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Workshop.

Krista Genevieve Farris

I hope to find a few individuals who want to help me shape my portfolio as I apply to MFA programs in poetry. It is difficult to be my own critic and need more input beyond my household members.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Winchester, VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Flash Fiction, Humor, Lyric Essay, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions.

meets
Weekly.

Deborah-Zenha Adams

I've published novels with major NYC houses and regional presses, along with a number of short stories. Currently I write mostly CNF, with a little short fiction thrown in. I also teach memoir workshops. My idea group would be composed of a few serious writers (as opposed to serious marketers) who can provide valuable critique.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
TN
United States
Tennessee
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Buddhist, Feminist, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

Tatiana Gomez

I have been a writter my whole life, but only recently have began to take it more seriously. I write short stories, poems and personal essays mostly. I would like to join a group that is willing to give and take constructive feedback so that we can all help eachother grow. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Windham, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Hispanic
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

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