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Saturday Morning Writing Prompts

Wake up and write! Now you can subscribe to the Literary Kitchen for weekly writing prompts. 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.

 

WRITING OUR LANDSCAPES: BODY AND PLACE

8-week Online Class Starts February 17th

Taught by Narrow River, Wide Sky Author Jenny Forrester

We are all of us surviving chaotic times—and when are times not chaotic? We have to eat and fight the war against fascism. We have to sleep and sign petitions and march. We have to make some kind of home in particular landscapes within particular bodies. It’s all so precious, extraordinary, and important – these small victories and massive defeats and places we’ve left and places we’re headed whether we’re talking about this apartment or that plot of land or something is happening to our bodies and so we have to move into all kinds of change away from what was once comfortable or at least, less painful. Let’s write this landscape together of water glittering and nuclear suns and fear and grief and beauty in spite of, and because of, everything. Let’s write the war within and without. Let’s see what we can save and especially let’s write to save ourselves.
Cost for the 8-week course is $295
A $95 deposit saves your spot
You can sign up right here:



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THE SHORT STORY INTENSIVE

Online Class April 1 – 21

CLASS FULL – WAITLIST ONLY arielfiona at gmail

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.

CLASS FULL – WAITLIST ONLY arielfiona at gmail

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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. Ariel’s stories and essays have appeared in Psychology Today, Salon, Ms., Utne, The Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere.

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The Summer Manuscript Workshop has been so magical,

manifesting new books in the world each year, . . . 

TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 SUMMER MANUSCRIPT WORKSHOP

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.

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.

$145 deposit




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

 

4 thoughts on “classes

  1. Hi Ariel
    I just signed up my friend Shelly Perez for the course in Iowa City. Can’t wait to host you at my house!

    love
    Kathy

  2. Hello. Interested in Saturday am prompt class. Is there feedback that goes along with this enrollment? Thank you! Jenny
    (Referred by Shawna Kenny)

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