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. Membership applications reopen in 2023.
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Our Members

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Faith Adiele

Travel Memoirist, Multicutural Essaist, Funny Speaker, Reluctant Editor

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Anita Amirrezvani

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Simmi Aujla

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Marie C. Baca

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Brad Balukjian

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Natalie Baszile

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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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Liza Boyd

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

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Andrew Braithwaite

Architecture/Design. Food/Wine. Sports/Travel. Hardboiled.

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Xandra Castleton

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Celeste Chan

Writer, Filmmaker, and Teaching Artist.

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Rita Chang-Eppig

Author of "Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea" (Bloomsbury, 2023)

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Pia Chatterjee

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Marianna Cherry

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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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Kelsey Crowe

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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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Paul Drexler

Crime, San Francisco

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David Ewing Duncan

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Emily Eddins

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Jan Ellison

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John Engell

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Audrey Elyse Ferber

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Katie Flynn

Former Members

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