Membership At The Grotto

The Writers Grotto is, at its core, a home for writers and a community of writers. Our members are professional writers, meaning they publish what they write and make a living in the process. We have found it rewarding to work alongside each other in a physical space, sharing costs and creating community. We generally have lunch together, we host events and readings, and we share ideas, contacts and perspectives. Our members also form groups — for novelists, memoir writing and personal essayists for example — and many teach writing classes to students.
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Our Members

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Faith Adiele

Travel Memoirist, Multicutural Essaist, Funny Speaker, Reluctant Editor

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Brad Balukjian

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JD Beltran

Artist, Filmmaker, Designer, Professor, Journalist, Writer, and Rabble-rouser

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Jenny Bitner

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Rebecca Black

Author of "Cottonlandia" (UMass Press, 2005). At work on a memoir.

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Heather Bourbeau

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Liza Boyd

Fast Company, Politico, California Sunday. Writing book about women entrepreneurs.

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Eirinie Carson

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Xandra Castleton

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Celeste Chan

Writer, Filmmaker, and Teaching Artist.

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Pia Chatterjee

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Marianna Cherry

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Chino Lee Chung

Trans and Queer Social Justice Writer

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Jane Ciabattari

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Christopher Cook

Author, Journalist, Editor, Consultant.

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Kristen Cosby

Kristen Cosby is the author of several essays, short-stories, and articles.

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Lindsey Crittenden

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Matthew Clark Davison

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Laurie Ann Doyle

Award-winning writer and teacher of writing.

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Emily Eddins

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Audrey Ferber

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Katie Flynn

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Elizabeth Forsyth

Fiction writer, teacher, and Director of Classes and Special Projects at The Writers Grotto.

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Thaisa Frank

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Ted Gioia

Ted Gioia is critic living in San Francisco.

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Lisa D. Gray

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Alissa Greenberg

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Anisse A Gross

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Laird Harrison

A writer of fiction and nonfiction on science, health and culture.

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Doug Henderson

Former Members

a partial list: ALANA SAMUELS, AMANDA B. MILLER, AMANDA MOORE, AMY GEORGE, ANNA THOMPSON, BARUCH PORRAS HERNANDEZ, BORA LEE REED, CANDACE EROS DIAS, CANDICE BENGE, CHARIF SHANAHAN, CHERYL OSSOLA, CHRISTINE BANIEWICZ, CLARE CALDERON, DANIEL LEVIN BECKER, DEVI LASKAR, ELIZABETH STARK, FLORENCIA MILITO, GAYNOR CHUN, GEORGE HIGGINS, GRETCHEN SCHRAFFT, HANNAH ALBARAZI, HEMA PADHU, INGRED CONTRERAS, JENNIFER MARCH SOLOWAY, JOSH BETTINGER, JULIANA DELGADO, JUNESE KIM, KAITLIN SOLIMINE, KATE FOLK, KATHLEEN J. WOODS, KIRIN KHANLISA GRAY, MARIAN BERGES, MARYA BRENNAN, MELISSA VALENTINE, MICHAEL WEINREB, MICHAL “MJ” JONES, MICHELLE MARIE ROBLES WALLACE, MK CHAVEZ, NAY SAYSOURINHO, ORIANE DELFOSSE, PATRICK LETELLIER, ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ-ESTRADA, ROSA DEL DUCA, SARAMANDA SWIGART, SARAH ZARR, SUNISA MANNING, SUSANNA KWAN, TANEA LUNSFORD, TANYA REY, YALITZA FERRERAS, ZAHIR JANMOHAMED