About The Writing Studio

The Writing Studio is a new collective of women writers and literary advocates whose mission is to honor the word. It is located in The Studio at Saint Mary’s: Space to Create at 310 E. 10th St. in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Writing Studio sponsors such activities as writing workshops, author readings, book discussions, literary public art projects, literary activities with women in transition, and initiatives to celebrate National Poetry Month. Erie Benedictine Sister Mary Lou Kownacki initiated and coordinates the writing collective that includes Hannah Paul, Education & Outreach Chair, Film Society of Northwestern PA; Kathy Felong, Vice President of Strategic Communications / Strategic Marketing Division, Erie Insurance; Laura Rutland, Chairperson, English Department, Gannon University; Marcy Hall, artist and Outreach Services Manager, Erie County Public Library; Liz Allen, freelance writer and editor; Linda Romey, OSB, web developer and designer, Benetvision and Monasteries of the Heart.


The Writing Studio is part of The Studio at Saint Mary’s: Space to Create, where studio space is available for artists and innovative programs that can positively impact center-city Erie. For more information, contact Holly Nowak.