Stonewall Writers is an online space for writers who are from or are writing for the LGBTQ+ community as well as readers interested in discovering new works.

We have a video gallery of great LGBTQ+ authors and a Reading Room which features excerpts of new or upcoming releases submitted by the author’s themselves.

Stonewall Writers is also a resource for writers looking to improve their skills and advance their writing careers.


You can reach us at: ariel@stonewallwriters.com

Site Founder

The founder of Stonewall Writers is writer/filmmaker Ariel Penn). Ariel is a  two time L.A. Emmy nominee and graduate of the UCLA Creative Nonfiction program (Certificate Awarded w/ Distinction).  Ariel is currently working on her memoir, The Mrs. Club. The book is about working for one of the founders of the marriage equality movement and the mysteries of leaving bad relationships behind and  finding a bride.  

In November 2019, Ariel’s essay on her work with former Congresswoman Katie Hill was chosen and showcased by the political editors from Medium.com for their GEN publication. Ariel also published a couple of additional articles during 2019 at Medium.com:

Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Age 56 (and It’s Owned by the U.S. Government)

30 Tips for Successfully Recovering After an Hysterectomy

Ariel majored in English as a UCLA undergrad. She went on to receive  her B.A. in Liberal Studies at Antioch University (1989). During her time at Antioch, Ariel stayed an extra year to finish a double major in  English and Business Administration. 

Ariel appeared in the book “The Best Advice in Six Words,” Edited by Larry Smith released in 2015.
                     “Let karma do your dirty work.”

Ariel Penn writes Brooklyn Poets

 BROOKLYN POETS Pursuing a favorite childhood passion, Ariel studied poetry with the Brooklyn Poets. Through their online program, she met a talented and diverse group of poets. They inspired her to integrate a wide range of ideas about art and life into new forms of expression. Read Ariel’s poem,  “White Cards: A Response to Jean Arp.”