FOCUS: Writing, Poetry, Editing and Publication
Marcia Meier is publisher of Weeping Willow Books and an award-winning writer, poet, developmental book editor and writing coach.
Her latest book is Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty, co-edited with Kathleen A. Barry, Ph.D. Her other books include Ireland, Place Out of Time (Weeping Willow Books, 2017), Heart on a Fence, (Weeping Willow Books, 2016), Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World, Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders (Quill Driver Books, 2010) and Santa Barbara, Paradise on the Pacific, (Longstreet Press, 1996). She recently completed a memoir, which is under submission.
Marcia’s poems have appeared in Writers Resist, Prime Number Magazine online, the anthology Knocking at the Door, Poems About Approaching the Other, and Sage Trail Literary Magazine. She has studied with Carolyn Forché (Hedgebrook in March 2016) and Kim Addonizzio (six-week poetry workshop in fall 2017). A newspaper journalist for nearly 20 years, she has freelanced or written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The Writer magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Pacific Standard Magazine online and The Huffington Post.
She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MFA in creative writing, and has taught writing workshops and numerous college and university courses. Marcia also had the pleasure to serve as an AWoL mentor to emerging creative writer Shauna Murphy.
Marcia is a member of the Author's Guild and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She loves to take photographs, walk on the beach, write poetry and read good fiction.
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