Women Writers Network on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter @womenwritersnet

The Women Writers Network is a small-ish group of women writers working collaboratively and on a volunteer basis to promote our books and other writing.

We are keen to make women’s writing more visible and to raise awareness about the challenges women writers have faced historically and up to the present moment.

As a part of that agenda, we use our Twitter account to support our members and others’ working toward the same goals.

Women Writers Tweet Chat

Our Twitter chats are one of our favorite ways of promoting women writers. We hold an hour live session on a specific topic, usually from 6-7pm BST on a weekday and often with a special guest host.

Our chat got lots of press in 2016: we were in the Guardian Books Blog amongst others and Laurie was interviewed on Irish National Radio. Check out the press page for more links.

To get involved, follow the hashtag #womenwritersnet and make sure you follow @womenwritersnet on Twitter.

Never attended a chat before? Take a look at these tips for getting the most out of a chat.

We welcome attendees of all genders and backgrounds though the focus will usually be on work by and challenges faced by women and other marginalized writers.

Facebook Group

We discuss upcoming chats, share tips and talk about all things women’s writing in our Facebook Group. We’re always looking for more volunteers to take part in the chats and/or pitch in the manage the Twitter account as well. Head over here to join the group.

Our Volunteers

Gail Aldwin, author of The Paisley Shirt.

Laurie Garrison, founder of Women Writers School.

Rita Gould, blogger and freelance writer.

Helen Taylor, author of The Backstreets of Purgatory.

Sandy Bennet-Haber, contributor to the anthology Waymaking.

Sarah Tinsley, Huffington Post blogger.

Valeria Vescina, author of That Summer in Pulglia.

Liz Champion, running blogger and creative writer.

Some Past Sessions

June 2018: Our women writing the city chat led to some lively debates: highlights here.

April 2018: We had a lively chat about women writers and the environment. View the highlights here.

12 April 2017: This month we’ll be welcoming guest host Anne Charnock, a supporter of women writers chat from the beginning, to lead the session on science fiction by women writers. View the highlights here.

15 March 2017: Poetry by women writers was led by guests Jen Campbell and Afshan Lodhi. We had an especially vibrant set of recommendations this time and you can view the highlights here.