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Writer's Circle Featuring Kaitlin Solimine

A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!


This month, we're thrilled to welcome author, Kaitlin Solimine, who will speak about her debut novel, Empire of Glass, short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and called a “gorgeous experimental work” by BookRiot.

Kaitlin joins us to discuss the process of writing, editing, revising, and publishing literary fiction and her journey working with indie presses. She will also share her journey of navigating writing and motherhood, discussing her particular brand of feminism relating to choice/support and empowerment in all aspects of motherhood. Raised in New England, Kaitlin has considered China a second home for almost two decades and will share her experience of China.

Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance (She Writes Press, 2017), will lead this engaging session. She's a woman's health advocate, inspirational speaker, and educator. 

Keep your writing projects in focus by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required.Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

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ABOUT Kaitlin Solimine 

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Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While majoring in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, she was a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let’s Go: China (St. Martin’s Press). In 2006-2007, she was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellow in China where she began work on her forthcoming novel, Empire of Glass. She was the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (2010) and graduated from the MFA program in writing at UC-San Diego (2011). She is the 2012 recipient of the Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program award and has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center.
Her writing has been published in National Geographic News, The Wall Street Journal, Guernica Magazine, Kartika Review, The Huffington Post, The World of Chinese Magazine, China Daily, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and numerous anthologies.
Her non-fiction work centers around environmental and sustainability issues, travel and exploration, expatriate culture, and US-China relations.
She is the co-founder of HIPPO Reads and recently left Singapore for San Francisco.


"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 


Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016.