Katerina is the founder (along with Colin Watkins) of separate poetry and prose writing workshop groups in Lexington, Kentucky. She held the first meeting of the poetry group in February, 2007. The group quickly expanded to include prose writers, as well, and within several months, it became apparent that the poetry and prose factions were big enough to develop separately.
The philosophy from the outset has been that the groups would be free and open to anyone who is committed to improving his or her craft. The groups offer community, friendship and feedback for all of its members.