Writing to Give Back
Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt, M.Ed., seeks to support community initiatives and non-profits while promoting writing as an art. From her D.C. metro home, she pens award-winning poems, articles, flash fiction and books published independently and traditionally. Read more about this prolific author and her work.
Support Community Giving
Sponsor book printing and shipping and inspiring workshops for disadvantaged, underserved and at-risk communities. Non-profit Give Back Prince William has partnered with Katherine to bring poetry and creative writing to local schools and organizations.
NEW! Katherine's Haiku has been featured at HaikuUniverse. Her poem "defenestration" has been published in Big City Lit's Winter 2023 issue. Two of Katherine's poems, "Kayak" and "Existential," appear in Valiant Scribe Literary Journal, Winter 2022, Peace Like A River. "Midday Walk" and "Sounding" were published in the December issue of Portrait of New England.
Virginia Poets Database - Read more about Katherine's extensive publishing history and creative work here in this literary and educational database launched by Virginia's 20th Poet Laureate, Louisa A. Igloria.
Projects and Events
February 11, 2023 - Katherine will be presenting a workshop on haiku at ScribbleCon 2023 for middle and high school students and their parents, followed by an adults-only writing and critique session. Email for more information.