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Maria Ramos-Chertok

The Butterfly Series Writing Workshop
Founder & Facilitator
SF Bay Area

Maria Ramos-Chertok is a writer, workshop leader, and coach who facilitates The Butterfly Series, a writing and creative arts workshop for women who want to explore what’s next. Her book, The Butterfly Series: Fifty-two Weeks of Inquiries for Transformation was published in August 2018.

She is finalizing her debut novel, Rosie’s Blues, a story inspired by the experience of her mother opening their family home in Hackensack, New Jersey as a shelter for battered women and children. Maria’s manuscript won the 2018 Adult Fiction Mentorship prize from The Word for Diversity. She is a contributor to All the Women in my Family Sing:  Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom edited by Deborah Santana and She's Got This!  Essays on Standing Strong and Moving On, a Write on Mamas project.

 Since 2014, she’s co-hosted women’s salons showcasing women of color artists. For more info visit:  www.mariaramoschertok.com