Sara Watkins

Author Bio: Sara Watkins is a full-time developmental editor, part-time author, and freelance collector of tiny, fat dragons— no one pays her to collect them, she just enjoys it. She has been published in Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction, and Blink Ink. Sara Watkins can be reached via www.sarawatkins.net or @saranadebooks.

Person Bio: I'm a 25-year-old disabled woman. Reading and writing helps me to remember that I'm much more than my illnesses; I'm a writer, I'm an editor, I'm a student, and a wife, and a person. Through my work, I hope to bring light to disability and share that some experiences are universal; despite our differences, we are not alone. My literary circle has severely dwindled since the start of the pandemic due due to being immunocompromised, so I'm looking for a group to share the literary experience with! Accountability partners are always appreciated.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Young Adult
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.

Javed@Jahangir

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Bethesda, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Cross-genre, Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Serialized Fiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

Megan E

I play with words and make images: memoir, personal essays, and beyond.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

EddieF

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
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, Inspiration, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Bi-weekly.

JoCo Writers

We are a group of writers who provide support and constructive feedback to one another in writing, marketing, and publishing our work. Our members include traditionally and self-published authors of novels, short stories, poetry, and children's books, as well as aspiring writers looking for encouragement to produce quality written work for publication.

Location: 
Selma, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, 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 In Person.
has a maximum group size of 30.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Beth Franz

Recently retired, I'm enjoying having the time to spend on the twin creative passions that have teased, haunted, and sustained me throughout my life:  writing and sculpting.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Mansfield, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Narrative Nonfiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

jessicaj.hill

My career has touched almost every aspect of publishing, from writing and editing, to publishing and promoting authors and their books. My writing has appeared in Traveler’s Tales, Emrys Journal, and Horizon Air Magazine, to name a few. I hold a M.A. in creative nonfiction and a B.A. in journalism. I'm currently at work on a literary travel memoir, as well as crafting and pitching personal essays. I'm looking for a group focused on creative nonfiction. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Bend, OR
United States
Oregon
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction
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:
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique.

meets
Monthly.

Elizabeth Sammons

I write both fiction and nonfiction, full-length, and seek to give and receive peer reviews as I seek an agent and publisher. I hold a Masters Degree in Journalism and have lived around the world.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Columbus, OH
United States
Ohio
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Formal Poetry, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
White
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Russian
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Discussion.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Serene Hakim

Ayesha Pande Literary
128 West 132nd Street
New York, NY 10027

Julie Means Kane

For the past 10+ years, I've participated in a monthly prose writers' group, in person and recently via Zoom.  We average 5 people per meeting out of a pool of 8.  This has been a great experience for me, primarily because I work well to a deadline.  Several people in the group have self-published, and one other participant is interested in finding a traditional publisher for his work.  The remainder write for personal expression with no plans to publish.

My own writing has progressed to the point that one short story has been published in a literary journal, winning two prizes in the process.  I write literary fiction, mostly set in the South in the mid-twentieth century.  I am also working on a long-form piece about my grandfather, a notorious con man who died in prison in 1938.  I find this to be a difficult and sometimes tedious project because of the wealth of historical material that must be waded through to sort fact from fiction.  He was, after all, the consummate unreliable narrator.

There are two things I'd like to find in a writer's group.  The first is craft-oriented - critique and suggestions around characterization and structure.  The second is accountability for actually doing the work, both new work and revision.

Is there a place for me?

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Hillsdale, NY
United States
New York
Genres: 
Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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 8.
meets for
Workshop, Accountability partners.

meets
Bi-weekly.

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