Being Fictionist | Poet | Critic | Curator | Editor | Translator | Screenwriter
I am looking for vibrant discussions, sharing of epiphanies, translating poetry, exchanges of critique, sharing new book information, basically sharing our journeys of creative writing.
My bio note -
Rochelle Potkar is an alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) and a Charles Wallace Writer’s fellow, University of Stirling (2017). She is the author of Four Degrees of Separation and Paper Asylum – shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020. Her poetry film Skirt showcased on Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland. Her poems To Daraza won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize UK, and The girl from Lal Bazaar was shortlisted at the Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Prize, 2018. As critic, her reviews have appeared in Wasafiri, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, Asian Cha, and Chandrabhaga. Widely-anthologized, she has read her poetry in India, Bali, Iowa, Macao, Stirling, Glasgow, Hongkong, Ukraine, Hungary, Bangladesh, and the Gold Coast, Australia. Her short story collection Bombay Hangovers has just released on Amazon. Her first screenplay was a semi-finalist at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting competition 2020. https://rochellepotkar.com
Hello! I studied screenwriting during my undergrad days, and spent 20 years in the nonprofit sector. I'm not coming back to my writing again and looking to connect with other writers. I have a novel critique group and creative nonfiction/essay group, but I'm always looking for critique connections. I'm actively looking for a short fiction group. You can find more about me on my website at www.ColleenMarkley.com
I am looking for a writing group that tackles a little of everything. I have a novel manuscript that I am editing and revising, and I am working on a new novel currently. I have written some short stories and essays, but I am looking to gain some publishing credits and awards, so that I can be more marketable to a literary agent. In college, I was awarded Denise Giardina Fiction Contest Prize for my short story “Get Along.”
I'm a late bloomer to dedicated writing. In July 2021 my first collection of poetry will be published. I tend to write pulling from my ancestors spirit's of trauma and marginalization. I often write about what haunts me.
I'm a life-long writer and a life-long student. I am interested in working with other writers to improve my craft, support their craft/s, cross the borders, swim for the farthest shore.
Work Synopsis: I've published poems in several anthologies, zines and online sites, and have written chapbooks, The Character Poems (Chez Ches, no longer available) and "Bliss, Not Weight," the latter of which is published in Ides, an anthology of 15 chapbooks published by Silver Birch Press. I've also written seven plays, two of which have been produced either in Los Angeles or New York as full stage productions or in festival readings (You Told Me That the Carousel Was Crystal, Inside, ...and Then the Heavens Closed, Noah's Arc). I've also written, produced and performed four solo theatre works. I'm currently finalizing my newest play and a full-length poetry collection.
I don't have a lot of practical experience but have a degree in Creative Writing. I've been working on a children/teen novel for a couple years and have just gotten myself stuck. I also write a lot of teen and adult for fun and am really looking to just get the creativity going again. Since leaving school I've probably written less than a thousand words.
I'm currently a building substitute at an elementary school and pursuing a Masters in English at the secondary level. I also, for fun and extra cash, work as an Escape Room game master on weekends. I have a nervous dog and an angry cat who sometimes make an appearance in my day (normally they just sleep).
I don't need hyper focus on my projects or focus at all. My goal is maybe just people to keep me writing and creative. I would prefer a group that doesn't mind talking or sharing creativity. I love to talk my ideas aloud.
I participated in NaNoWriMo for years and this year I just couldn't find the time to do it. So I think I'm also looking for some accountability from a group.
Completing my MFA in March! Looking for a writing group to meet weekly to write on common prompts and share what we wrote. I want to play with other writers. On Zoom or Google Meet.
Life long poet and nature writer feminista. Looking for fellow wild spirited ones to explore our native tongues.