Write around the Bend (WRB) was founded by McKenzie Lynn Tozan in February 2016, seeking to launch a long-term outlet for readers and writers in the Michiana area. At its center is a monthly book club (WRB Reads), writers’ accountability group (Write Out), and workshop (WRB Rewrites), as well as its recently-launched online creative writing community and weekly writers feature, The Curve. On the horizon for Summer 2017 are monthly creative writing broadsides and creative writing workshops for middle school and high school students, as well as emerging writers; and with the arrival of Fall 2017 will come WRB’s reading series and literary magazine, to be launched in September or December. Stay tuned, stay tuned! And thanks, always, for your support.

If you would like to get involved, please contact McKenzie at wrbworkshop@gmail.com, and if you would like to donate, please see the DONATE page (and thank you, thank you, thank you).


McKenzie Lynn TozanOwner and Founder

McKenzie lives and writes in South Bend, Indiana. She received her MFA in Poetry from Western Michigan University, where she worked as the Layout and Design Editor for New Issues Poetry and Prose and an Assistant Editor for Third Coast. Her poems have appeared in Encore Magazine, Sleet Magazine, Rogue Agent, Thank You for Swallowing, Birds Piled Loosely, James Franco Review, New Mexico Review, Whale Road Review, The Spooklet, and Analecta, among others, and her book reviews have appeared on her website and The Rumpus. For more, please visit her at www.mckenzielynntozan.com.

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