Our Mission

The Writers Grotto is a community of working writers and narrative artists who connect in physical and virtual space, pooling our talents to support each other, mentor and teach others, and engage the wider world. The Grotto fosters a literary culture that is generous in spirit and deeply inclusive, elevating writers of all backgrounds.

Equity and Diversity
As part of its mission to amplify marginalized voices and engage the wider world, the Writers Grotto is committed to enhancing and promoting equity of voice, audience, and opportunity as a way to create a more deeply inclusive literary culture and community. Accordingly, our policies, programs, and other activities should always seek to push back against the inequities we see in the publishing industry, so that we might better support historically underrepresented voices.
Read about our history

Our Staff

Director of Classes and Special Projects
Elizabeth Forsyth

Fiction writer, teacher, and writing classes manager.

Board Members

Fred Vogelstein

Investigative biz-tech journalist, author

Terry Tierney

Poet, Fiction Writer, Novelist. http://terrytierney.com

Christopher Cook

Author, Journalist, Editor, Consultant.

Former Fellows

a partial list: AMANDA B. MILLER, AMANDA MOORE, AMY GEORGE, BARUCH PORRAS HERNANDEZ, BORA LEE REED, CANDACE EROS DIAS, CANDICE BENGE, CHRISTINE BANIEWICZ, CLARE CALDERON, ELIZABETH OWUOR, FLORENCIA MILITO, GRETCHEN SCHRAFFT, HEMA PADHU, JENNIFER MARCH SOLOWAY, JOSH BETTINGER, JULIANA DELGADO, KATE FOLK, KATHLEEN J. WOODS, KATIA SAVCHUK, KATIE M. FLYNN, KIRIN KHANLISA GRAY, MARYA BRENNAN, MAURY ZEFF, MELISSA VALENTINE, MICHAL “MJ” JONES, MICHELLE MARIE ROBLES WALLACE, MK CHAVEZ, NAY SAYSOURINHO, ORIANE DELFOSSE, PATRICK LETELLIER, PIA CHATTERJEE, ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ-ESTRADA, ROSA DEL DUCA, SARAMANDA SWIGART, SIMMI AUJLA, SUNISA MANNING, SUSANNA KWAN, TANEA LUNSFORD, TANYA REY, VANESSA HUA, YALITZA FERRERAS, ZAHIR JANMOHAMED