Finding Writing Support – Online and In-Person
A few months ago I discovered She Writes, an online community full of women (and some men) writers. In just the few months I’ve been engaged in that platform, I’ve met some terrific bloggers from throughout the world … and in my own backyard!
If you’re not familiar with She Writes, be sure to visit the Web site and look at all the support and writing communities they offer. In fact, several states and cities have their own She Writes groups. That is how a group of nine of us came together this past Wednesday, June 29 to celebrate She Writes 2nd anniversary. It was so neat to meet in person the writers behind the blogs. Here’s a glimpse of some of the San Diego She Writers who came out Wednesday.
Kathi Diamant, Monica Medina and Susan McBeth
We celebrated together at a local restaurant – Barrio Star – founded by Isabel Cruz, whose book was named a noteworthy cookbook by the New York Times Book Review.
We were so lucky to have local writers Kathi Diamant and Georgeanna Irvine speak to our She Writes group about how they started their own writing support community, which has been going strong for 25+ years. Kathi published her book, Kafka’s Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant, as a direct result of her involvement in a writing group.
Local She Writes member Susan McBeth, founder of Adventures By the Book, presents a very special Magical Mystery Literary History Tour in Europe with Kathi Diamant as host in summer 2012! And it just so happens the trip coincides with She Writes’ 3rd anniversary! Contact Susan directly for more details. Wouldn’t it be great to get a She Writes contingency together for this amazing literary experience?