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The @MiddleGradeHub is an online writing community co-founded by Malia Maunakea, Jenny Mattern, and me.  Our goal was to bring middle-grade writers together and create a place of mutual respect in which we could support each other’s writing journeys. We facilitate small writing groups, host author chats on the business and craft of writing, and are there for each other every step of the way.

Recent Middle Grade Hub Books:

Are you a Middle-Grade Hub member with a traditionally (big or small press) published book that would like to have featured on my site? Click here.

San Diego Writers Festival on Instagram

Festival U – A Fundraiser benefiting the San Diego Writers Festival
 One Day ~ Online ~ 6 Amazing Workshops ~ $60

Festival U Schedule

Session 1 (10 am to 11 am PT)
Books that Change the World – How Authors with a Cause Can Impact Us All with Winnie Li and Valena Beety. Moderated by Anastasia Zadeik

Session 2 (11 am – 12 pm PT)
On Memory and Metaphor – Bringing the Past to Life with Sue William Silverman

Session 3 (12 – 1 pm PT)
The Art and Craft of Middle Grade Fiction with Award Winning Author, Chris Baron

Session 4 (1pm – 2pm PT)
Historical Fiction: Keeping it Real While Keeping it Interesting with Jennifer Coburn

Session 5 (2 pm – 3 pm)
Nothing is Wasted – The Art of How the Writer Brings It All Together with Judy Reeves 

Session 6 (3 pm to 4 pm)
Ask An Agent – An Hour to Ask Any Question You Have Ever Had! With Lilly Gharhamani
Delicious food tasting! Stellar conversation! Hope you can join us! Link in stories
FESTIVAL U
A DO-NOT-MISS ONLINE EVENT!
SIX PHENOMENAL PRESENTERS for ONLY SIXTY DOLLARS
A fundraiser benefiting the 2024 San Diego
Writers Festival
Register: https://bit.ly/FestivalU
IMWA September Newsletter: Welcome Back to School with FESTIVAL U!
FESTIVAL U
A DO-NOT-MISS ONLINE EVENT! 
SIX PHENOMENAL PRESENTERS 
for ONLY SIXTY DOLLARS
A fundraiser benefiting the 2024 San Diego Writers Festival
Register:  https://bit.ly/FestivalU
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IMWA on Instagram

A wonderful day at the SRF gardens. Thanks to @wildrosecircles for leading us in meditation and writing.
Join us this Saturday, July 13th, at 2:30 PM 
We are gathering at the Self Realization Fellowship’s Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, CA for a unique blend of meditation and creative writing.⁠
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Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings as we start with a group meditation, then let your creativity flow as you find a peaceful spot in the gardens to write. 🌿📚⁠
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Don’t miss this chance to connect with fellow writers and nurture your creative spirit in one of the most tranquil locations around. See you there!⁠
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#writingcommunity #amwriting #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writerslife
It’s July. It’s hot. You know what’s even hotter but in the best way? Getting your short memoir in shape for this fantastic contest! More info about it and how to submit can be found here: https://sdmwa.org/showcase-2024/
Let’s go! This is not your ordinary writing contest!  The top pieces will be performed live on a stage!  Learn more at sdmwa.org
Submissions are now open! https://sdmwa.org/showcase-2024/  #memoir #writingcontest #sandiego #memoirshowcase

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