Inspiring, encouraging, empowering writers
since 1997

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About Writers At Work

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Writers At Work was founded in 1997 by author Terry Wolverton. Her vision was to offer ongoing workshops in which writers could
• hone their skills,
• receive constructive and insightful feedback,
• develop longer projects,
• feel comfortable to take creative risks,
• build supportive community for their writing practice and
• develop a readership for their work.

WAW participants have published approximately thirty books, and been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals.

WAW writers participate in the literary life of Los Angeles; they have appeared in scores of public readings in venues from Beyond Baroque to the Getty Museum, from the Armory Center for the Arts to Skylight Books, from Art Center College of Design to the Los Angeles LitCrawl.

In addition, Terry has hosted numerous publication projects, including five years of the Poetry Postcard Project; a poetry anthology, Catena; the Poem of the Month Calendar; and the dis•articulations project in 2015 and 2017.

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I have been a member of the Writers At Work community for over fifteen years- the support and structure of an ongoing group of writers has been a great benefit to my maturing as a poet. As well as learning to be a recipient of feedback about my work I have learned the art of giving feedback which in and of itself has improved my writing tenfold. My practice and craft continues to unfold thanks to Terry Wolverton and the members of Poets at Work.
— Brett Hofer
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