Sally Wiener Grotta

Sally Wiener Grotta is an award-winning writer, photographer and speaker whose books include “The Winter Boy” (a Locus Magazine Recommended Read) and “Jo Joe” (a Jewish Book Council Network Book). As a journalist, Sally has traveled on assignment throughout the world, to all the continents, plus many remote islands, covering a wide diversity of cultures and traditions. Her articles, essays and stories have appeared in scores of publications. In 2023, “Of Being Woman,” a collection of her short stories will be published by Noble Fusion Press. Also in 2023, “Daughters of Eve,” a discussion workbook based on a collection of her essays that mines the tales of biblical Matriarchs to explore modern lives, concerns and crises, will be published by Bayit Publishing. Her American Hands narrative photographic project featuring traditional tradespeople (blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, glassblowers, bookbinders, etc.) has received dozens of grants, and the exhibition has been seen in person by over 300,000 people. Sally’s far-ranging experiences flavor her stories and presentations with a sense of wonder, appreciation for human potential and a healthy dose of common sense. Sally is co-curator of Galactic Philadelphia Salon reading series, co-chair of The Authors Guild Philadelphia Chapter, and a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA). (

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Many authors considering drafting the “fun” part, there are no rules, messy parts can be glossed over, and you experience that satisfaction of typing “The End.” But without a roadmap for the first, second, and even eighth re-write, revision can seem frustrating and endless. Join us as we discuss methods of improving (and not just changing) a manuscript, maintaining energy and interest in a project, and how to recognize when a piece is “done.”

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