Leah Nicole Whitcomb, community storyteller
Bereket workshop alum (Fall 2021 - Spring 2023)
I was not a fiction writer before joining my Bereket workshop, but through the support of the women in my cohort, I can confidently say that I am now. We learned how to better our own writing from engaging with each other's work. They encouraged my fiction writing, were honest and thorough in their feedback, and supportive of my constant experimentation as I worked to find my style. The consistency and accountability of the workshop helped me complete my third novel, a collection of short stories. I am forever grateful for the eighteen months I spent with these ladies and the writing skills that I learned that I will continue to use throughout my writing career.