Season 17 Mentors and Mentees

AWP celebrates the writers serving as mentors and mentees in Season 17 of the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program. We selected twenty-four pairs for this session based on their experience, their willingness to serve, and the needs prevalent in the mentee applications. Mentors were each given several strong applications to choose from and selected their own mentees.

Genre Mentor Mentee

Creative Nonfiction

HelenThorpe

Helen Thorpe

CaitlinElizaMcKenna

Caitlin McKenna

JoannaRakoff

Joanna Rokoff

HannahRumsey

Hannah Rumsey

NinaAronMentor

Nina Renata Aron

MaeOetjens

Mae Oetjens

GinaNutt

Gina Nutt

Katie_Bennett

Katie Bennett

JeannineOuellette

Jeannine Ouellette

PamelaLeavey_Photo

Pamela Leavey

GarrardConley

Garrard Conley

BrianWatson

Brian Watson

LaraLillibridge

Lara Lillibridge

MelanieFarmer

Melanie Farmer

Poetry

TonyKJRMentor

Tony R. Keith Jr.

aadenikephillips

a. adenike phillips

GustavoAdolfoAybar

Gustavo Adolfo Aybar

SowDaniela

Daniela Paraguya Sow

Claire_Wahmanholm

Claire Wahmanholm

ElizabethGaloozis

Elizabeth Galoozis

MatthewThorburnMentor

Matthew Thorburn

Alice White

Alice White

DougRamspeck

Doug Ramspeck

GLeone2022

Genevieve Leone

PatriciaClarkMentor

Patricia Clark

BethanyChez

Bethany Chez

DavidEye

David Eye

ErinOMalley

Erin Jin Mei O’Malley

MichaelMeyerhoferMentor

Michael Meyerhofer

JacquelineSchaalje

Jacqueline Schaalje

Fiction

LelandCheukMentor

Leland Cheuk

Danielle_Tran

Danielle Tran

Anika Scott

Anika Scott

Briana Maley

F.M Deemyad

JoannSmith

Joann Smith

Goluboff_Photo

Sascha Goluboff

JenBreach

Jen Breach

SunnyRosenphoto

Sunny Rosen

LucyFerrissMentor

Lucy Ferriss

ChideraaIke-Akaenyi

Chideraa Ike-Akaenyi

RachelBeanlandMentor

Rachel Beanland

Mack-Marsden

Mack Marsden

Anne Leigh Parrish

Anne Leigh Parrish

boydhayley

Hayley Boyd

MarykaBiaggioMentor

Maryka Biaggio

BethBrownPreston

Beth Brown Peterson

DanielOlivas

Daniel Olivas

Brooke Segarra

Brooke Segarra

Learn More

Find out about serving as a mentor or becoming a mentee.

Previous Participants

See a list of previous Writer to Writer participants.

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