Dragonfly Writers' Group

Are any of you writers?


I'm hosting a casual fiction writer's group for experienced writers in the Hemet every other Monday.  You need not have published before, but any writing experience you have under your belt is helpful. This is meant to be a critique group rather than a writing class.  If you are interested, please send a writing sample to me privately.  We are limiting the group to six members. 

This group meets 9:30 a.m.  11  on alternate Monday's beginning in July 9th.  Now open to all genres.    I'm in a terrific writing group on Wed a.m., but I want to form a smaller, more intimate group as well for women. 

I recently completed two novels.  I'm seeking an agent since mine retired.  A little about my writing experience follows:

I am published under the names Peggy Wheeler and Peggy Dembicer. My non-fiction articles have appeared in Colorado Serenity, Mountain Connection, and most recently, Llewellyn’s 2012 Magical Almanac. My poetry appears in a number of small press magazines and women’s anthologies. My non-fiction book, Soul Numbers, was accepted by Llewellyn Worldwide in 2010. My agent advised me against accepting the deal because she felt Llewellyn’s contract terms were not in my best interest. Soul Numbers remains unpublished.   


My B.A. in English Literature is from U.C.L.A., my M.A. in English with a creative writing emphasis is from California State University at Northridge. While attending U.C.L.A., I was one of only twelve students (and the only undergraduate) chosen to study with Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States. I won first prize awards for two of my poems from an Evergreen Women’s Press nationwide poetry contest.  My poetry received  honorable mentions from the judges of a Los Angeles Poetry Festival and The Academy of American Poets. I was nominated for a Rhysling award for Best Science Fiction Poem. I’ve led adult poetry workshops in both Colorado and California and I am the current Editor of the online literary magazine, Straitjackets.


I was also a technical writer for many years, and was the lead tech writer for Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank in the late 1980s. Writing is my passion. 

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