About Us

Based in Los Angeles County, Womxn’s Write Inn is a collective of womxn poets and writers who have created space to gather to write, break bread, and support each other’s writing endeavors. We represent several underrepresented groups in literature: women of color, queer, immigrant, transnational, and chronically ill. We are dedicated to our writing, active in the Southern California writing community, and committed to fostering inclusive spaces for and supporting underserved and underrepresented writers in their communities and beyond.


Lisbeth Coiman is an emerging, bilingual writer wandering the immigration path from Venezuela to Canada to the US. In her memoir, I Asked the Blue Heron, Coiman addresses issues of immigration, mental health, and child abuse. lisbethcoiman.com

liz gonzález is the author of Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have been widely published. She is the director of Uptown Word & Arts, a member of Macondo Writers Workshop, and an a founding member of Womxn’s Write Inn. lizgonzalez.com

Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley is a creative non-fiction writer, filmmaker, and mother of two. Her film The Big Deal won the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short. She is currently writing a memoir and feature film script while working full-time and trying to juggle it all. lucyrodriguezhanley.com

Sehba Sarwar‘s essays, short stories, and poems have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Creative Times Report, Callaloo and elsewhere. A second edition of her novel Black Wings was released in 2019. Sarwar tackles border/ immigration issues through long-term writing and art projects. sehbasarwar.com

Alicia Vogl Saenz is a poet, meditator, and museum educator who brings her queer and mixed immigrant background to her writing and teaching. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Grand Street, and she is the author of the chapbook, The Day I Wore the Red Coat. https://www.aliciabird.me/

Upcoming Events

LitCrawl San Francisco, CaliforniaOctober 19, 2019, 6.30-7.30 pm @ The Audre Lorde Room, Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
Womxn’s Write Inn: A collective of immigrant, transnational, queer, and chronically ill WOC writers will give a reading and discuss ways to create inclusive spaces for underrepresented authors.

February 2020: Workshops, Panel, Reading Long Beach, California
More info coming soon!


Contact us to present our work, give a panel or talk, or conduct a workshop at your campus, conference, organization, or community center.

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