I am an emerging writer with little experience in publication. I've had a few poems published in [SPACE] magazine created by the English Students Association at the University of Regina. I have attended a few creative writing workshops at the University. I'm looking to meet other writers for inspiration and feedback.
Whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, looking for fiction, poetry, nonfiction or something else, chances are we have a class or workshop for you. Read on to learn about IWC classes and workshops.
The IWC supports Indiana writers of all ages and backgrounds and reaches out to people whose voices are rarely heard. Classes and workshops taught by published writers provide writing education that encourages creative expression and enhances the communication skills necessary for success in school, in the workplace, and in life. We envision a thriving center where Indiana writers build the writing skills appropriate to their goals and experience the healing, empowering and joyful benefits that engaging in the creative process brings.
Programs, services, and venue selections reflect our commitment to this mission and to broadening our base as well. More than ever before, the Indiana Writers Center is forging new collaborative relationships with arts organizations, schools and universities, community organizations and social service providers.
This group will be an extension of the community group Poetry Matters Project. We work to increase awareness and promotion of poetic voices in this space. We are not limited to English reading or spoken word. We want to work with poets that wish to hear and see their words spoken and written in different tongues.
I have been writing seriously for about 2 years and submitted several pieces to various literary magazines. Fingers crossed! I began with children's stories, then gravitated to adult flash fiction and short stories. Last fall, when I lost my mother to cancer, I wrote a couple of poems about death - "Cancer" and "Lying Awake". These were also submitted and I'm waiting for a response.
It's important to communicate with other writers in the same genre so that I can continually improve my work. I spent over 30 years in the Healthcare industry so much of my writing was technical; I had little time for creativity. After retiring, my desire to write struck me!
My self-doubt takes over a bit too often so I look forward to getting feedback from other writers who are not family/friends that always love my work! I would also enjoy being "fresh eyes" on the work of other writers as helping others succeed has been a goal in every endeavor of my entire life.
I'm interested in writing (and reading) short stories, literary fiction and some science fiction. Some of my favorite authors are Elizabeth Strout, Anthony Doerr, George Saunders, Jess Walter and Mary Oliver. I've been fortunate to have my short stories published in a few journals, most recently American Literary Review. I'm looking for a group of experienced writers who enjoy exchanging constructive criticism.
I have have written a memoir for which I am exploring publishing options. The memoir came together by my weaving together and massaging a number of personal essays that I have written over the last eight years. I have written personal essays, some of which have been published and others that have received awards and recognition. I've begun to dabble in short fiction and would like to further explore this genre.
My interest in a writing group is to find others who write memoir, personal essays and fiction and to share writing experiences and resources, e.g. writing tips, publications accepting submissions, contests.
Since the pandemic, I have been a stay-at-home-mom of two boys ages 4 years old and 11 months old. I am currently enrolled as a student at the Univeristy of South Carolina working on a master's degree in library and information science for school librarianship. When I'm not working on school assignments, I'm working on an Filipina-American #OwnVoices YA novel. When I'm not reading or writing, I spend time with my children outside enjoying the beautiful South Carolina low country.
My writing experience consists of a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing, an MFA from Converse College, years of hosting workshops and critique groups, two published short stories, and a long-listed piece for the Voyage YA's international 1st chapter contest.
I am looking for a writing group that consists of serious and supportive YA writers who are consistently writing, developing their craft, and are willing to discuss these topics with others. I would love to connect with other Asian-Americans working on #OwnVoices projects, as well as other writer mom's who can understand the highs and lows of writing with children. It would be a huge bonus if the writers were willing to workshop and critique each other. That's something I would love to be part of.
I am relatively new to creative nonfiction, but have been writing fiction for many years and poetry since childhood. I completed a low-residency MFA program but, while I continue to submit work sporadically, have yet to see my work published broadly. I hope to find an encouraging, supportive group of seasoned writers eager to share expertise and resources, as well as advice and experience as regards publication and the writing life in general.