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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Katie Flynn

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Elizabeth Forsyth

Fiction writer, teacher, and writing classes manager.

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Tonya M. Foster

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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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Susan Gubernat

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Laird Harrison

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

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Doug Henderson

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Emily J Holleman

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Rachel Howard

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Vanessa Hua

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Susan Ito

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Holly H. Jones

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Diana Kapp

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Saila Kariat

Writer, Director, Filmmaker

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Sabina Khan-Ibarra

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Lee Kravetz

Novelist

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Mary Ladd

Writer, Bourdain collaborator, NFTs, cancer survivor, We Wai Kai First Nation

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Lydia Laurenson

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Raina J Leon

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Lisa Lerner

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Rachel Levin

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Dominic Lim

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Gustavo A Barahona-López

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Stephanie Losee

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Roberto Lovato

Journalist. Writer. dissonant dude. Lover of of all things lavender.

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Leigh Lucas

Poet and Writer

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