About us

We are a small but growing writing organization in Central Massachusetts.

Seven Bridge Writers' Collaborative is run by writers. We understand and are committed to the writers of central Massachusetts and beyond. We are in-person and online working to create a diverse and vibrant shared story. We celebrate authors with something to say, encourage untapped voices, and believe that we can support the successful writer in this era and market by providing: space for new, growing, and accomplished writers to write, explore and learn; opportunity for writers to understand the market, the publishing world, and their place in it; and community for writers and the public to interact, share, and deepen connections.

Our Mission

We teach the craft of writing.

Seven Bridges Writer' Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit writing organization run by writers for writers, dedicated to partnering wtih local communities to encourage writing and personal expression. Because storytelling is essential to to understanding and celebrating who we are, and fostering voices is critical to a vibrant, inclusive narrative, we provide space, opportunity, and community for emerging and experienced writers through workshops, writing groups, and supportive programming. In this way, our collaborative fosters a writing, sharing, learning community integral to the cultural life of central Massachusetts.

Why Choose Us

PEER ASSESSMENTS
Our community is filled with writers who offer honest and constructive feedback
A SOLID FOUNDATION
Many of our writers go on to publish fiction and non-fiction titles
MASTERY LEARNING
Our teachers are published authors and experts in their fields
ONLINE LEARNING
We offer online learning during the pandemic

Our Teachers

Joyce Derenas

Prompt Group Instructor and Board Member
Joyce Derenas is the author of four novels, The Long Shot, Becca’s Kiss, Anna’s Wish and Mary’s Heart.
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Jess Costello

Critique Group Instructor and Board Member
Jess Costello is a writer from Central Massachusetts with a master’s degree in psychology.
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Rich Marcello 

Fiction Instructor and Board Member
Rich Marcello is the author of five novels, The Color of Home, The Big Wide Calm, The Beauty of the Fall, The Latecomers, and Cenotaphs, ...
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Scott Hilton

Critique Group Instructor
In the Monday morning creative writing group, an atmosphere of respect, connection, and collaboration support every writer.
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Mary Ann Faughan

Critique Group Instructor
Mary Ann Faughnan has more than four decades of experience as a writer, editor, and journalist, covering such diverse topics as architectural preservation, community ...
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Kathy Nollet

Prompt Group Instructor
In the Monday morning creative writing group, an atmosphere of respect, connection, and collaboration support every writer.
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