Not That I’m a narcissist, but…

One of the readers at a marathon reading of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.

One of the readers at a marathon reading of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.

My name is Gabi Coatsworth, and I’m an award-winning writer who loves to support my fellow writers and storytellers. My work has been published in a new anthology: Imagining Monsters, and  Then to Now, A Time Travel Anthology, also in Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life and in many print and online journals.

I’m currently looking to publish my memoir, and writing a novel in the women’s fiction genre.


I run two Meetups for writers in Connecticut, WritersMic, an open mic evening, and the Westport Writers’ Rendezvous, a monthly get-together.

I’ll be facilitating a conversation with author Sonia Antaki about her novel Red Dove: Listen to the Wind at the Westport Playhouse on October 24, at 7pm. Contact me for details if you’d like to attend.

And I’m speaking at the Fairfield Library’s Writers’ Conference which takes place on November 2 from 9-4:30pm. I’ll be part of a panel: The A-Z of Publishing Short Writing, along with Ed Ahern and Alison McBain.


I’ll be at the Plumb Library in Shelton on Monday evening, November 18, as the featured speaker for the monthly meeting of SW CAPA, the SW chapter of the Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association. I’ll be talking about Overcoming the Obstacles to Getting your Work Published, and attendance is free.

On November 20, at 7pm I’ll be at the Westport Library interviewing Westport author Sharmishtha Chowdhury about her book, The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India. It focuses on the years between 1914-1924, and presents a multifaceted picture of Indian politics at a time when total war and resurgent anti-colonial activism. I think they asked me to do this because I’m British and have an interest in both India and the aftermath of World War 1.

And on Saturday, December 8, at 5:30pm, I’ll be talking to Rochelle Almeida, author of The Year the World was Mine at the Pequot Library.

NFPW logoThe Write Connexion won 2019 awards from the CT Press Club and the NFPW, and is dedicated to anything useful I find for writers, some of it local, and some of it of more general interest. I interview writers, give you useful links for writers’ info around the web, and generally help you connect with anything which will help you write more, better or at all!

If you’d like to see my personal blog, it’s at

Professional affiliations:

The Authors’ Guild, CT Authors and Publishers Association, CT Press Club, CTRWA, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, CT, NFPW, Romance Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association

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12 thoughts on “Not That I’m a narcissist, but…

  1. Hi Gabi,

    Your short story excerpt is beautiful – lovely language and a comfortable nostalgic sense that soothes. I think I see Miggs Burrough’s “What If?” in the pile of books in the picture above, so we share him as a friend as well as Tricia! We met at the Pitchapalooza…All the best, Lea


  2. I like your excerpt as well. I stopped by because you visited me, and I always like to return the favor. And lo, here I found another writer. How much fun is that? I’ll look forward to more visits in the future both directions. 🙂 Marsha 🙂


  3. Hi, Gaby, having a rummage in your website, prior to returning your ‘follow’ on Twitter. Loving your blogs, especially as they’re diverse, and not formulaic! I think we’ve all become a little jaded by those writers who prattle incessantly about their books without ever leaving their narcissistic bubble! Great stuff, Gabi, looking forward to more of the same! Kevin Ansbro.


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