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Online coaching for writers

OneRoom’s expert coaches help writers around the world improve their craft and deepen their practice.

Meet The Coaches

Laura Scott

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Laura worked in creative writing education programs at Hugo House, earned an MFA at the U of Montana, published some stories, taught fiction, and is a MacDowell Colony fellow. Mostly, she’s committed to a lifelong writing practice, and has thought a lot about how to build one that works.

Kristin Halbrook

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Kristin Halbrook-Vincent is a former literary agent and the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels, Every Last Promise (2015) and Nobody But Us (2013) (HarperTeen). She’s also a co-founder of the website YAHighway.

Lauren Hilger


Lauren Hilger was awarded the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review Online, and Kenyon Review Online, among other journals. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens Journal, and is the author of a collection of poetry, Lady Be Good (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016).

Caroline Goodwin


Caroline is currently serving her community as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA. After attending Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry from 1999 - 2002, she began to teach at California College of the Arts and Stanford Continuing Studies. She has published four poetry chapbooks and one full-length collection.

Erica Wright


Erica Wright’s latest crime novel is The Granite Moth (Pegasus Books). Her debut, The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books), was one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). A new collection, All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned (Black Lawrence Press), will be released in 2017.

Jason Vanhee


Jason Vanhee is the author of the young adult horror novel Engines of the Broken World (Henry Holt, 2013) and the short story “Come Back To The Sea,” among other published stories. He served as an editor for the anthology 20001: A Steampunk Odyssey.

Hannah Park


Hannah Sanghee Park is the author of The Same-Different (LSU Press), the 2014 winner of the Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award. She received fellowships from The U.S. Fulbright Program, The Poetry Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, The Civitella Rainieri Foundation, The CBS Writers Program, and elsewhere. She holds degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

What Our Members Say

“My coach is excellent at her craft, teaching, and guidance. She’s a superb workshop facilitator. She’s warm and personable, and really knows how to work with me on my writing.”

Doug Perry
OneRoom Poetry Group Member

“Great support and inspiration from both the group and my coach. The sustained contact does not allow me to run away as I have before. It feels tailor-made. Lovely.”

Emma Coquet
OneRoom Novel Group Member

“I can’t begin to express my gratitude and enthusiasm. My coach is brilliant and kind and organized...I’ve already learned so much from her...I’m downright dazzled.”

Heidi Nilson
OneRoom Poetry Group Member

“OneRoom has paid off. It's given my writing career a focus and I now have a firm idea of where I'm heading.”

Mike Cooper
OneRoom Novel Group Member

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