Regional Chapters Get involved and find the support of a local writing community in your area. Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email Writing is a solitary act. It can also often be a lonely pursuit. That is why the Guild is launching regional chapters, with the aim of connecting a broad array of authors on the local level throughout the country so that members will have more opportunities to engage in person with other writers. Our desire is to build vibrant writing communities wherever there are writers. From readings and panels to meet-and-greets with industry professionals and networking mingles, we plan to offer writers a greater variety of opportunities to connect one-on-one with each other and to foster an engaged peer community of writers united by the Authors Guild’s mission. Find a Chapter Want to know how to get involved in your region? Sign up via the links below to receive email updates about events and gatherings happening near you. Bay Area, CA Ambassador: Laird HarrisonLarisa A. White Sign Up for Updates Boston, MA Ambassadors: Stephanie SchorowNancy Rubin Stuart Sign Up for Updates Chicago, IL Ambassadors: Charles Grippo Sign Up for Updates Cleveland, OH Sign Up for Updates Detroit, MI Ambassadors: Weam Namou Sign Up for Updates Las Vegas, NV Ambassador: Teri Emory Sign Up for Updates Los Angeles, CA Ambassadors: Heidi MastrogiovanniPaul Peress Sign Up for Updates New York, NY Ambassadors: Diana AltmanGinger McKnight-ChaversCatherine Martinez Torigian Sign Up for Updates Philadelphia, PA Ambassadors: Leah Mele-Bazaz Sign Up for Updates Phoenix, AZ Ambassador: Shaweta “Shay” Vasudeva Sign Up for Updates Portland, OR Ambassadors: Bert Krages Sign Up for Updates Raleigh-Durham, NC Ambassadors: Judy Allen DodsonKelly Starling Lyons Sign Up for Updates San Diego, CA Wendy Wong Sign Up for Updates Seattle, WA Ambassador: Larry Zuckerman Sign Up for Updates St. Petersburg/ Tampa, FL Ambassadors: Matthew LucasKirsten Ringer Sign Up for Updates Washington, DC Ambassadors: Michon BostonLesley Ellen Harris Sign Up for Updates We begin this initiative with the cities above, but we will be expanding to include other regional chapters in the coming year, so if you don’t see your area listed, please stay tuned for updates about our plans to launch in additional cities and towns.