About Donna

Donna Sokol founded Capitol Hill Writers Group in January 2011 after the birth of her second child. The close-to-home group allowed her to pursue her passion for creative writing and find balance in her life. CHWG participated in the inaugural Literary Hill BookFest in 2011 and has participated in the BookFest annually. 

In March 2020, when COVID-19 changed many aspects of our lives, Donna pivoted to launching groups online, and PowerWriters was born. At the same time, she established PowerHour, the creative writing productivity hour, which welcomes writers to spend 60 minutes several days a week on their craft.

Each year, Donna launches several new fiction writing groups, bringing together writers who might not otherwise have met.

Donna began writing creatively as a child; then she went to college, where creative writing was all but beaten out of her.  She picked up the pen again after she swore off pursuits of higher education and has been extremely happy ever since.

Donna served as president of the Board for the Literary Hill BookFest (2016-2018) and led the first monthly fiction book club at East City Bookshop (2016-2018) in Washington, DC.


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