I am a retired high school English teacher who is now a full time writer. I have a chapbook of poetry published by Finishing Line Press, and am currently working on a memoir about my late husband's long illness and eventual death from cancer. I am also writing essays. I want a writer's group that is serious about getting published. I would like my work critiqued, and I enjoy reading and critiquing other people's work. I am super flexible. Trying to get my creative nonfiction published is my primary goal right now.
For some time I've been working on a biography and a history that creatively intertwine. I would appreciate connecting with a small group of creative writers who are researching and writing history and/or biography.
I am an Atlanta poet who has been active on the open mic and slam poetry scene since 2013. I have had the pleasure of being on the Java Monkey Slam team and the Art Amok slam team in Atlanta and have competed in numerous poetry slam competitions. I am currently working on my second chapbook "Out of Focus" and branching out into the essay writing genre. My creative background is also pretty diverse as I am also a singer-songwriter and an theatre actress. I'm hoping to connect with writers of varied genres and to be able to share my work and get feedback. Community is what helps us grow as writers.
I am a veteran teacher, flutist, and writer of narrative/creative nonfiction/memoir. I post weekly to my long-standing blog Notes from Vanaprastha, have written for Brevity blog, Streetlight Magazine blog, and The Perennial Gen, for which I am a regular contributor, and am seeking publication for my manuscript titled Wisdom Builds Her House: A Memoir of Finding Grace in the Third Stage of Life.
I'm looking for a high-quality, committed critique group in my genre.
I enjoy writing as a means of experiencing feelings or ideas that come across my mind. In the rare season when my writing discipline is working, I write with some strategy. More often than not I wait for emotional outbursts that drive me to write.
I've written mostly informal poetry. I say informal to communicate that I did not write the poetry with a style in mind. I've written two short-short stories and have miscelleanous incomplete writings and thoughts that drift from spiritual to political to social in theme.
My background is in agricultural and environmental sciences and I've no formal training in writing beyond a semester long writing seminar I participated in during college and a technical writing class. I love diverse and global communities, sustainability, nature, games of anykind, daydreaming.
I enjoy the genres of fantasy and literary fiction, non-fiction that focuses on environmental issues, social justice, or historical narratives, and poetry. I love stories that don't shy away from the difficult things. I love stories that offer hope amidst the difficult. I love expandind my perspective through diverse readings and am still working on developing this. Some of my favorite authors include Brandon Sanderson, Ray Bradbury, Ta-Nehesi Coates, Michelle Alexander, Jack London, Agatha Christie, Norman Maclean, J.R. Tolkien, Tomi Adeyemi, Neil Stephenson, Gary Snyder, Ernest Hemingway, Rick Riordan, and Stephen King.
I hope to one day organize my poetry into a more cohesive collection, have a short story or two that allows me to explore my upbringing and incomplete ideas that I have as I grow and learn, and a fantasy novel or two with characters that I love and a world that contrasts harsh realities with stubborn hopefulness.
Not mentnioned above is interest in short and/or flash non-fiction as well. Besides main focus in memoire/autobiog, I have smaller, short, non-fiction pieces I would like to try to publish in journals. I could use help with that. But my main focus is memoire I'm working on.
In 2010 ,I retired from instruction and educational administration in urban school district north east in the north east. In 2017 I finished adjunct teaching English and ESL writing in the same area. I have well beyond MA in English Education (and previously partial MA in Comparative lit) . Since 2018 I live in central west Florida. I am working on memoire since about 2014, but in a more structured way only in the last year. I belong to a Canadian non-fiction zoom group and publishing organization that meets once monthly but it is not nearly enough. I am picking up more local partners slowly, selectively as well, altho difficult with pandemic.
In addition to professional publications related to my work in literacy and writing education and supervision, I have published travel and feature articles in past. I am avid traveler and multi lingual, having immigrated here from Europe in infancy.
I am looking for a group that understands and is interested in memoire/autobiography. Not very large. I seek mostly content and structural feedback at this point, but welcome any kind of tactful, open and insightful feedback. I like to think I can provide the same.
I am particularly interested in biography, having already published one book-length treatment. I am working on a second and some of my writing on hisotircal topics have been published in collections by the NY Times and Journal of the American Revolution. A number of other pieces have been posted on website, such as Civil War Monitor, et al.
I have spent a lifetime in journalism and continue to write on national defense and security..
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I am an older lesbian who's been writing since I was a teen, without sharing much of my work, outside of a few writing groups over the years. I have led a number of writing groups/classes and worked with dozens of writers as an editor and coach. Skilled at encouraging other writers and virtually unable to believe in myself. But at this point in my life, I'm feeling braver or perhaps just feeling a little sense of urgency about my work. I'd like to find a small group who will read/listen and give me kind, but honest feedback about my writing. With years of experience, I promise to offer insightful comments on your writing and/or whatever type of feedback you request. I truly love listening to all kinds of writing. People's stories fascinate me. I ask that group members encourage me if I share something that has merit and tell me frankly if it needs more work. Please hold me accountable for showing up and sharing.
Not brave enough yet to list my outdated website. Maybe later.
Hello! I am Denise, and I teach English (AP Lit, Creative Writing, Alternative High School English, and College Reading & Writing) in New York. Currently, I am seeking a group that will help me stay accountable with my own writing. I am interested in memoir and poetry.
Hope to meet some of you soon!