Meet Our Founding Members:

In the Spring of 2018, a group of Providence-area friends came together to found What Cheer Writers Club. 


Our goal is to meet others like ourselves and create a mutually supportive community for writers, journalists, indie publishers, illustrators/graphic novelists and podcasters here in Rhode Island. Plus, being able to get out of our home offices and coffee shops and into a coworking facility designed for the needs off writers and podcasters is a help. We are:

Anne Holland, Founder

Anne's a long-time journalist and indie publisher of niche news services, including the award-winning MJBizDaily. She's also written or co-written roughly two dozen business books, guested on podcasts and webcasts, and served as a keynote speaker at publishing industry conferences. 

Michael Persson, Board Member

Currently the Sr Director of Creative Content at Boston College, Michael's past editorial credits include Newport Life Magazine, Provincetown Magazine, Boston Magazine and the Times of London Saturday Magazine

Cindy Holt, Board Member

Inspired by her day job as a professional beekeeper, Cindy is the co-founder of print zine Bee Cult, the Instagram feed @littlerhodybeekeeping as well as being a self-published essayist and writer's-group-published short story writer. 

Genesis Barrera, Founding Member

Genesis publishes a feminist history feed in both English and Spanish  @lamagamexicana on Instagram. 

Jillian Winters, General Manager

Prior to agreeing to run the Club, Jillian handled business and administrative management for the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education, and managed educational program implementation for the Providence Children's Museum. 

You are invited to join us:

Are you a writer, journalist, podcaster, graphic novelist or other creator of the written, spoken or illustrated word? Please consider joining The Club. You are a critical person in The Club's future. Membership is just $10/month - learn more here.

Are you a lover of the written, illustrated or podcasted word? Want to support creators in our fair state? Consider joining as a Supporting Member. You can learn all about Patron-level  Membership here.


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What Cheer Writers Club is a 501c3 based in Rhode Island



Mon-Tues 9am-5pm

Wed-Fri   9am-9pm

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What Cheer Writers Club

160 Westminster Street, Floor 2 

Providence, RI 02903

P: 401-307-2450

E: Jillian (at)

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