Wake up and write! Now you can subscribe to the Literary Kitchen for weekly writing prompts. You’ll get a new writing assignment emailed to you every Saturday morning. An easy and affordable way to keep your writing practice fresh. $5 a month. Cancel any time.
The Summer Manuscript Workshop has been so magical,
manifesting new books in the world each year, . . .
Online Class Taught by Ariel Gore
June 15 – September 7
Workshop size is limited. Please sign up early.
Spend the summer finishing your book . . . or start a new one. In this 12-week workshop, you’ll generate new material for your book, polish what you’ve already got with weekly and monthly feedback, learn traditional and nontraditional plot structure, experiment wildly, and make your book reality.
Participants will write to weekly assignments, post monthly excerpts as their books-in-progress emerge, and read and comment on one colleague’s manuscript-excerpt each week.
Here are two of the latest books to come out of the summer manuscript workshop:
Several years ago I had a vague idea for a book and on a whim I signed up for Ariel Gore’s manuscript workshop just to see what would happen. Signing up for that workshop was one of the best writing decisions I have ever made. Ariel’s incredibly supportive feedback and constructive critiques, as well as her challenging writing exercises, were instrumental in taking my book from a vague idea to a finished product. I highly recommend Ariel Gore’s workshops to anyone who has an idea that is begging to live on the page.
—Nina Packebush, author of Girls Like Me (Bink Books, 2017)
Ariel Gore’s manuscript workshop was the best way to spend a summer—writing, re-visioning, and gaining ever-increasing clarity. We had prompts and activities that kept us focused on getting the bulk of our manuscripts completed in twelve weeks. She’s got the book-writing experience, invaluable insight and artistic commitment to help you organize and write the book only you can write.
—Jenny Forrester, author of Narrow River, Wide Sky (Hawthorne Books, 2017)
The cost of the 12-week workshop is $580
A $145 deposit saves your spot.
April 1 – 21
The Short Story Intensive Online Class
Taught by Ariel Gore
In the Short Story Intensive, we’ll explore both classical and experimental short stories, draft our own, share feedback, and polish our stories for publication. Appropriate for writers at all levels wishing to work in fiction, memoir, or hybrid forms. We’ll focus first on fiction–literary, mystery, and experimental. For those who wish to write memoir-based short stories, we’ll apply the tools of the fiction writer to craft those true stories.
Class size is limited, so please sign up early.
Cost for the 3-week intensive is $205 — a $65 deposit saves your spot
Now you can buy all the things I made this year in one place. My house boys will be making runs to the post office every day starting November 30th so you’ll get things in time for whatever holiday makes you happy & not stressed.
It’s here! I made this 28-page coloring book while I was on book tour for We Were Witches. Drawing the images made me feel less anxious about talking to people I didn’t know. Coloring the images in has the same effect, so I think you’ll like it. 5″ x 7″ sweet size for stockings!
$7 includes U.S. Shipping
Michelle Tea calls We Were Witches “A new feminist classic penned by one of the culture’s strongest authors at her most experimental and personal.”
$18 includes U.S. Shipping.
New! Notes & Spells Scout Book
28 pages of excellence. 5″ x 7″ sweet size means it fits in your purse. Guaranteed to make you feel less anxious with regular coloring—or your money back!
Ships to you on November 30th.
$7 includes postage. U.S. Shipping only.
$9 includes shipping to CANADA.
“You know that feeling when you crack open a brand new book and just by reading the first paragraph you can tell you’re about to go on a transformative journey? The kind of book that grabs you by the hand and says, hold on, we’ve got important work to do? A story that, at the risk of sounding very cliche because the word “witches” is, after all, in the title — leaves you spellbound? We Were Witchesby Ariel Gore is that book. Released in September by Feminist Press, it is everything you didn’t know you were allowed to want in a narrative.”
Now you can get signed copies of Ariel Gore’s new novel, We Were Witches, direct from The Literary Kitchen. $18 includes postage & your own spell book! U.S. SHIPPING ONLY.
Canadian readers! I need an extra $2 to ship to you. Thank you for your support!
Wake up and write! Now you can subscribe to the Literary Kitchen for weekly writing prompts from Ariel Gore. You’ll get a new writing assignment / writing prompt emailed to you every Saturday morning. Easy and affordable way to keep your writing practice fresh. $5 a month. Cancel any time.
“Forget Freytag’s Pyramid (of predictable male prose)—behold Gore’s upside down triangle (of fierce feminist narrative)! We Were Witches is its own genre, in its own canon.”
—Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women A-Z
“Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches is one woman’s body refusing to become property, refusing to be overwritten by law or traditions, one woman’s body cutting open a hole in culture so that actual bodies might emerge. A triumphant body story. A singularly spectacular siren song.”
Out now from The Feminist Press & available from your favorite bookseller.
Magic spells and inverted fairy tales combat queer scapegoating, domestic violence, and high-interest student loans in We Were Witches by Ariel Gore