R221. The Write to Network: Women Writers Empowering Women

Cedar Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Thursday, February 27, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


In this panel, four women in the writing industry and from diverse segments of the country, cultural backgrounds, and literary affiliations, discuss the ways in which women writers, editors, and publishers are networking to help promote and empower women writers across the publishing industry—from women-empowering virtual gatherings and poetry salons to chain reading series and grassroots community publishing.



Maria Miranda Maloney is the founder of Mouthfeel Press and author of The City I Love. She is a former writer and literary event organizer for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum, and she is the current poetry editor for BorderSenses.

Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, the author of Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved, and she is an advisory board member for Flying Object and co-editor for Her Kind, an online literary community powered by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and co-founder of Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a monthly literary salon in New York, which nurtures women writers of all levels. Her poems have been published widely, including in Muzzle magazine and The Best American Poetry Blog.

Xánath Caraza’s bilingual poetry and short story collections are Conjuro, Corazón Pintado, and What the Tide Brings. She writes the column, "US Latino Poets en español," and teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is an advisory circle member of the Con Tinta literary organization.

Erica Eller is the organizer of the Hazel Reading Series in San Francisco. She has published fiction in Everyday Genius and the Otolith.


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Kansas City Convention Center