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Mission Statement

Seattle Writergrrls encourages writers to thrive in their craft by catalyzing interaction in a creative and informed community.

History and Vision

Seattle Writergrrls is a grassroots effort. It evolved from a small group of women who met in October 1998 to discuss freelance writing opportunities for Web sites. A robust dialogue ensued about issues related to writing for the high-tech industry. A month later, our e-mail discussion list took root. In January 1999, our first Web site made its debut. Since then, we have formed a steering committee, re-designed our site, and organized meetings and educational events. List membership has quickly grown to more than 1000 members.

We encourage women to mentor one another while honing their online writing and editing skills. Our online zine, Uncapped, is on hitatus, as we redesign our Web site. Our e-mail discussion list, meetings, and events connect women and provide a venue for them to help each other develop new skills, experience career growth, and try new approaches to what and how they write.


The Steering Committee is comprised of volunteers who coordinate events and meetings, update the Web site and zine, and establish list guidelines. We invite you to learn a little more about this diverse group of volunteers through the links to their bios provided below. Or you can read about the entire group here.

Madeline Ostrander- Treasurer
Contact Treasurer

Stephanie Shenk - Events Coordinator
Contact Stephanie

Theresa Haynie - Volunteer Coordinator
Contact Volunteer Coordinator

Madeline- acting Lead List Administrator
Contact List Admin Lead

Site Contributors

Web site Coordinator - Th Haynie (self-appointed)
Logo Update - Aria Garland
Resourcesgrrl - Beth Nauman-Montana

Special thanks to the List Admin Committee:
Madeline and cast of five volunteers

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