Time to Sign Up for Online & Portland Workshops with Ariel Gore

ALL CLASSES FULL – waitlist only

PERSONAL ESSAY INTENSIVE – class full – waitlist only – arielfiona at gmail


November 25 – December 6

The personal essay is one of the most enduring and adaptable literary forms, allowing for experimentation and a dissolution of the traditional boundaries between memoir and journalism. Over the 12-day intensive we’ll write every day, survey the form, complete five new essays, explore the market, and polish at least one personal essay for publication. Workshop size is limited, so please sign up early. 
Full tuition is $185 – class full – waitlist – arielfiona at gmail



WINTER BREAK INTENSIVE – class full – waitlist only – arielfiona at gmail

Online class taught by Ariel Gore

December 18 – January 1

You won’t have time for holiday stress & consumerist brain-suck. You’ll be writing. The Literary Kitchen’s most popular class — sign up early! — is the Winter Break Intensive taught by Ariel Gore. You’ll get 12 assignment in 14 days December 18th to January 1st. Replace the insanity of the holidays with pure creativity. You’ll generate lots of new material quickly & be ready for an amazingly productive new year.



Online Class Taught by Ariel Gore

January 5th – March 31st


– class full – waitlist only – arielfiona at gmail 

Workshop size is limited. Please sign up early.

Spend the first months of the new year 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.

The cost of the 12-week workshop is $580 

A $145 deposit saves your spot.

Class full – waitlist only – arielfiona at gmail
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)



Come in from the Rain

With Ariel Gore

January 19 – 21, 2018 in Portland, Oregon

Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, & Sunday midday:
Experimental Narrative Workshops
& Creative Publishing Skillshare
with Ariel Gore
We’ll meet two hours on Friday evening, three hours on Saturday, and three hours on Sunday to generate new work, experiment with merged genres, magical realism, and disruptive structure. We’ll take writing we’ve already drafted or new writing through thought-provoking revision stations, and break ourselves out of any worn-out limits.
On Sunday, we’ll also share experiences and map new paths to making our book/zine/chapbook/essay dreams into published realities. We’ll explore the ins and outs of journal submissions & experiences creating anthologies & other dream book projects. We’ll demystify the proposal & submissions processes, and make a plan to materialize the project(s) you’ve been working on.
Workshop size is super limited. Please sign up early!
Workshop cost is $180
A $60 deposit saves your spot – class full – waitlist arielfiona@gmail.com
Ariel Gore is a LAMBDA Award-winning editor and the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction. Her latest novel, We Were Witches, is out now from The Feminist Press. The End of Eve won a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, a Rainbow Award, and was named one of the 10 best memoirs of the year by Library Journal. Her stories and essays have appeared in Psychology Today, Salon, Ms., Utne, The Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere.


Ariel Gore is a fabulous workshop facilitator; I’ve been taking classes from her since 2001. In each of the workshops, she brings together a diverse group of writers with varying degrees of competency; and, whether the writer is seasoned or a beginner, she understands exactly where each person is coming from and she meets them there. Not only did I find my unique voice, I learned how to be a thoughtful listener and how to provide insightful critique. I would recommend her workshops to anyone interested in memoir and the art of a good story.

—Lani Jo Leigh


Ariel’s workshops jump-started my psyche. I’m back into looking at the world as a writer instead of as a would-be writer. I have her to thank for that. Workshops are almost at your own pace. Always encouraging. She has a knack for assembling a great group of writers together every time.

—Margaret Elysia Garcia, author of Mary of the Chance Encounters


Ariel Gore’s writing workshop pushed me past the borders of my creativity and into an exciting unknown place of writing within myself. If you’ve ever put to pen to paper and wondered what you were really capable of Ariel’s workshop will take you there.

—Gabby Rivera, author of Juliet Takes a Breath


I thoroughly enjoy Ariel’s workshops. Writers from a variety of backgrounds gather together, bringing in work with all kinds of themes, and as each piece is workshopped, Ariel’s ear for the crucial aspects of great storytelling kicks right in. Her feedback is thoughtful, insightful, precise, and multilayered.

—Bonnie Ditlevsen


When I started writing with Ariel, I had zero idea how to write for audience. In work shopping with her, I have found my voice and with practice have found different ways to formulate story. I have learned how to incorporate dialogue and am so much more confident with my work. I recommend this workshop to all aspiring, practicing, and practiced writers.

—Krystee Sidwell


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