Founded in 2013, Journey Writers, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We provide a safe, open and supportive environment for writers to share their work and receive constructive feedback and encouragement.
Virtual meetings are held twice each month on Saturday afternoons, 3:00 to 6:00 pm Eastern Time via Zoom. Participants read their work (or ask other members to read) and are able to solicit input from other writers. Please contact us at email@example.com, if you'd like to join us!
Journey Writers, Inc. produces several presentations and readings throughout the year. Members have the opportunity to include their works as part of these productions. If you are a writer, and would like to improve your work. Or if you're not a writer, but would like to become one, please join us.
Denise is a published writer who has performed in the Hartford area for nearly 40 years as a vocalist, actor, and dancer. She has performed with Sankofa Kuumba, the Performing Ensemble, the Les Shaw Trio, Nick Mathis, Emery Smith, Many Colors of a Woman and of course, Journey Writers.
Carla is retired from the financial services industry. She holds an MA in theater and an MBA in business. She is a gardener, potter and quilter. She currently serves as Journey Writers' President.
Regina is most proud of using writing to advance social justice. She is the creator of Queer Black History, Journey Writers annual tribute to her ancestors.
Therelza is a mom, wife, nurse, educator, writer, director, actress and one of the founding members of Journey Writers, Inc. She has performed in the US, Europe and the Caribbean. In her spare time she enjoys being with family, friends, gardening, traveling, taking walks and sitting by the water. She received a BA from Trinity College, LPN from Prince Tech and RN from Excelsior College.
Liston has been an active playright, actor, director and singer for more than thirty years. He received his BA from the University of CT, his MS from Eastern CT State University and his MA from the University of CT. He is one of the founding members of Journey Writers, Inc. and currently serves as Vice-President.
After years of working for media, higher education and non-profit organizations, Beth is ‘free-tired’ and pursuing her passions of writing, teaching yoga, and leading workshops on personal growth and healthy aging. She uses her energy and sense of humor to inspire, inform, and entertain. She has published a children’s book, "Ogi Bogi,
After years of working for media, higher education and non-profit organizations, Beth is ‘free-tired’ and pursuing her passions of writing, teaching yoga, and leading workshops on personal growth and healthy aging. She uses her energy and sense of humor to inspire, inform, and entertain. She has published a children’s book, "Ogi Bogi, The Elephant Yogi," and a self-help book for adults, "Enlighten Up! Finding Clarity, Contentment and Resilience in a Complicated World." She blogs at bethgibbs.com
Andre has been an arts education specialist and storyteller for nearly thirty years. He has presented programs at schools, libraries and museums, as well as on radio and television. He holds a BA in English from South Carolina State University. He currently serves as Journey Writers' Artistic Director.
Larry is recently retired from CT Public broadcasting after 34 years as Audio Director. During that time, he received six Regional Emmy Awards. He currently serves as Journey Writers' Treasurer . . . and the group's de facto "tech guy."