kstreip

Though my professional experience has been in marketing and copywriting for the last twelve years, and therefore writing for others, my true passion has always been for writing historical fiction. As a southern woman who has not always fit into the southern mold, I've always wanted to write about the South in a way that felt more true and less performative. It is a place of beauty and great history, but it has many ghosts. I see the stories a bit differently, as if these Southern stories and their ghosts have been calling for me to write about them my whole life.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Chattanooga, TN
United States
Tennessee
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Southern, White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Kathryn Holzman, novelist

I'm the author of two novels, Real Estate (2020) and Granted (2022), and have published both short stories and fiction. I have used the P&W Friday writing prompts for years in my writing group. For me, one of the greatest rewards of writing is the communities I have discovered of creative and compassionate people.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
West Wardsboro, VT
United States
Vermont
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Writing exercises.

Monjaloca

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Duluth, MN
United States
Minnesota
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional, Short Fiction
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

K80bowman

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Dayton, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Feminist, White

LadyTJ

Hey! I'm TJ and I love writing novels and short stories. I'm still finding out what genre I like writing in best but I find that I tend to write literary pieces with elements of mystery and romance.

Currently I'm looking for a writing group to join. Writing alone can be...well lonely! Looking for a writing community that is encouraging, accountability partners, and critiques. 

Location: 
United States
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Love, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Monthly.

Laura Mazza-Dixon

I have  been writing poetry and essays for many decades, and have published one book of poetry.  I have attended many poetry readings, have attended some great poetry workshops, and have conducted poetry workshops. When necessary, I also write publicity, newspaper articles, genealogical history, vision statements for organizations, and in memoriam pieces.

 It would be great to find a writing group in which I might venture into new material and find the courage to write with more clarity about subjects that I have not addressed before now.  I gues that means I need support in terms of both being held accountable, and in being encouraged.

 

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Granby, CT
United States
Connecticut
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Italian 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 7.
meets for
Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

A. Geralyn Forcier

About three decades published writing in the non-fiction world of freelance (e.g. health, travel, interviews, general interest) and of community journalism (yes, the excitement of stop sign-and-sewer permit-reportage from selectmen's meetings, but also the telling of stories of ordinary people doing interesting things). A few published poems here and there, the most recent in The Journal of Undiscovered Poets. About a half-decade as adjunct leading courses and workshops, my favorite being Writing to Heal and Rock & Write.  

Now interested in writing cultural/personal stories of Acadian/Quebecois/Francos, mainly in the Northeast, but, as with most things, that's likely to morph/evolve/expand. Interested because I want to read these stories but they seem only sporadically available. This has been a long haunt of mine. If you're still with me, here's a life snippet that continues to grate:

Some years ago, during a trip to visit a writing pal in NYC, she, my older younger-brother, and my brother's BF took me to a Soho bookstore that purported to have A Million Books available. Surely I would find some gems in that abundance. One of the clerks brought me to the section marked  Canada/Canadian History. Side-by-each in a two-by-three foot section on the lowest shelf, along with my crushed enthusiasm, were several rows of mostly travel books and superficial histories. Not even a French sounding something among them. 

As we drove back to Massachusetts, I mentioned this to my brother. Did this mean an untapped market? An opportunity to tell stories that weren't mainstreamed in the US? To which he responded, "Maybe  no one's interested in that." I considered for a moment, then thought and likely said something along the lines of: wait one damn minute. I'm someone, and I'm interested. I know I'm not unique. Surely others would be interested, too. 

During the ensuing years, I've read anything I could find that dovetailed with the largely unarticulated interest that niggles at my soul and sometimes -- metaphorically -- hits me with a two-by-four. Time to tell a story, if even I am the only reader "who is interested in that."

Looking for a group of older/old soul writers to share ideas/commentary/observations/insights about works-in-progress, especially if a wonder is how our personal and cultural histories managed to shape the people we think we are today. Meeting monthly online (I have mobility "issues") would be ideal, but, that too, could morph/evolve/expand. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Orange, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Historical
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Franco American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 9.
meets for
Critique, Discussion, Reading.

meets
Monthly.

Andrew Eastwick

I am an experienced writer of literary fiction. I have completed several unpublished novels and my current focus is historical fiction (19th and 20th century American). I'm interested in connecting with other writers doing similar work or interested in this type of writing, partly to share and critique, but more to provide mutual support and discuss navigating the publishing business. I'm willing to meet online but especially interested in meeting in person in Los Angeles.

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
European American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Submissions, Encouragement, Discussion, Tips.

Toni Artuso

I am an emerging/aging transfemale writer based in Salem, MA. Recently, I retired from a 30-year career in educational publishing to refocus on my writing. I am also transitioning, as well as trying to accelerate the emerging and slow down the aging. My poems have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Aurorean, Ibbetson Street Press, Italian Americana, Main Street Rag, Pegasus, Pine Island Journal, Poetry Depth Quarterly, U.S. Catholic, Late Knocking, Z Miscellaneous, and Poetpourri. My fiction has appeared in Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine, Mollyhouse, Once Upon a Crocodile, Sledgehammer Lit, All Worlds Wayfarer, quip literary review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Fiction on the Web, 96th of October, and The Broadkill Review.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Salem, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, War
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, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 4.
meets for
Workshop.

meets
Monthly.

Sarah

Hi!

My writing experience stems from many NaNoWriMo novels and a workshop class in college. I enjoy writing fiction, from flash fiction all the way to novel-sized. Depending on my mood, I mostly write in the sci-fi/historical/fantasy genres, occasionally dipping my toes into poetry. I'd like to join a community and meet other writers to gain some accountability, workshop, and make some friends!

Location: 
Hopkinsville, KY
United States
Kentucky
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Historical, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
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.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

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