About Writer’s Atelier:
The mission of Writer’s Atelier is to encourage writers to have the confidence to believe in their writing while they also work to improve it.
Writer’s Atelier is a project started by Writer and Editor, Racquel Henry. Writer’s Atelier is a place writers can visit to associate or network with other writers and improve their craft. The Writer’s Atelier facility is a space where other literary groups can gather, host writing workshops and host other small literary events. Above all, Writer’s Atelier is a safe space. We provide the following services:
For Fiction Writers:
Short Story Consultation
Coaching for Fiction Writers
Editing and Proofreading for Individuals and Businesses:
High School & College Essays
Print Books and eBooks
Documents Produced in Microsoft Word
Writing Groups/Critique Groups
Reading Groups/Book Clubs
Open Mic Events
*For inquiries or questions regarding your literary event, contact email@example.com.
*Extended hours of operation available in most cases.
Here’s a look at what we’ve done:
About the founder:
Racquel Sarah Henry fell in love with words when she began reading at the age of three. As a young girl, she spent much of her time in libraries and bookstores. In 2003, Racquel went on to The University of South Florida to study creative writing. She graduated with a B.A. in both criminology and creative writing (with a concentration on fiction). After realizing her love for writing and wanting to teach other writers, Racquel attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where she earned an MFA in creative writing. While at FDU, Racquel served as a reader for the university’s literary magazine, The Literary Review. Since then, Racquel has stayed committed to her writing and editing career.
In 2009 she co-founded Black Fox Literary Magazine where she remains an active co-editor. In 2011 Racquel joined The Florida Writers Association and in 2012 served on the editorial committee for FWA’s short story collection, Let’s Talk. She is currently a copy editor and columnist for the national newsletter, La Mensajera. She is constantly trying to think of ways to help other writers through Writer’s Atelier. Writer’s Atelier has allowed her to conduct classes and workshops to teach writers about the craft of fiction. It has also allowed her to help writers with editing by providing feedback on their current writing projects.
Racquel enjoys submersing herself in all things literary. She is a freelance ghostwriter for romance novels and nonfiction, a board member of The Jack Kerouac Project, an Orlando based writing residency program, as well as a contributing editor for Burrow Press’ Fantastic Floridas.
Racquel’s fiction and poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Voice Magazine, The Scarlet Sound, Blink-Ink, The Rusty Nail, Freight Train Magazine, Zest Literary Journal, Ghost Parachute, and Lotus-eater Literary Magazine, Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric Travelogue (Serving House Books, 2017) and We Can’t Help it if We’re From Florida (Burrow Press, 2017). Racquel is currently working on editing her fourth novel. She enjoys eating cake, music of all genres, crunching leaves and has a slight case of OCD.