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Online Coaching for Creative Writers

Meet The Coaches

Caroline Goodwin


Caroline Goodwin moved to the San Francisco Bay area from Sitka, Alaska in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. She has published four poetry chapbooks and one full-length collection, Trapline (2013). Her next collection, The Paper Tree, is forthcoming in April 2017 from Big Yes Press. From 2014 - 2016 she served her community as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA. She teaches at Stanford Continuing Studies and California College of the Arts in Oakland and is currently working on a memoir about the life and death of her husband Nick and her daughter Josephine.

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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.

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Lauren Hilger


Lauren Hilger is the author of Lady Be Good (CCM, 2016). Awarded the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014, she is also the recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in BOMB, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.

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Tupelo Hassman

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Tupelo Hassman is the author of the novel girlchild (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and winner of Quiet Lightning’s first book contest with Breast Milk. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Harper’s BAZAAR, The Independent, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, The Portland Review Literary Journal, ZYZZYVA, and by,, and in Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors, among others. Tupelo is the first American to win London’s Literary Death Match and she teaches at Santa Monica College and California State University, East Bay.

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Zulema Renee Summerfield


Zulema Renee Summerfield is the author of the novel Every Other Weekend, forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2018. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Guernica and The Threepenny Review. Her first book, Everything Faces All Ways At Once, is available from Fourteen Hills Press. A MacDowell Colony fellow, she currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

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James McDevitt


James McDevitt is a musician, author, screenwriter, filmmaker, and all-around creative. His first novel “The Last of Last Call” can be found at your local independent bookstore (or on Amazon). He focuses most of his attention now on feature length screenplays and TV pilots. He lives between Boston and LA.

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Rachel Weaver


Rachel is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads and won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is the director of the Colorado Writing School and is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.

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What Members Say

“Starting Oneroom last January really helped me clarify my goals for the year and I’m ecstatic that in 2017 I completed more than 100 new poems in three different projects. I’ve made rich connections with fellow writers and love that element of community. Every coach I worked with offered perspectives, approaches and considerations that have shaped my writing practice for the better in many ways.”

Ash Goodwin
OneRoom Poetry Group Member

“I’ve been working in One Room for over a year and I can say that if you stick to this, it really works! I’m very close to completing my draft and moving to the next steps of editing, polishing and hopefully submitting to be published. Don’t stop writing.

Lisa Harrison
OneRoom Memoir Group Member

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