Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops offer a nurturing environment in which writers learn more about the craft of writing. These classes are typically taught by widely published and award-winning authors. Workshop coordinators may list their guidelines at Submit Your Announcement.

  • Seminars feature classes with Denise George, author of 29 books. Both classes will be held at

    Canterbury United Methodist Church
    350 Overbrook Rd.
    Mountain Brook, AL 35213-0699

    Memoir-Writing Magic!
    Exciting New Ways to Turn Lifetime Memories into Book-Length Memoirs
    Friday, February 20, 2015
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Lunch provided

    Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing
    The Major Advantages and Disadvantages of Each
    Saturday, February 21, 2015
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook
    Lunch provided

    Register for both classes at a special discounted price of $285.

    Seating is limited so register right away. The first 20 people to register will receive a free PDF copy of Denise's book Getting Started: The Basic Foundations of Writing to Publish. Visit website for more information and to register.


    Book Writing Boot Camp

  • June 10-16, 2015
    Application Deadline: March 7, 2015

    You could be one-on-one with writers at the heart of the city this June! The Writer's Hotel & The New Guard literary review are hosting a Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry in Midtown Manhattan. Events are held between three writer's hotels. Classes are small, and the four-day workshops run for three full hours long. Choose your workshop leader and choose from four different craft lectures each afternoon. Meet agents and make those important literary connections. Take a walking tour at lunch, and read your own original work in the city at night. See website for more information.

    Contact Info:


  • July 13 - 17, 2015
    Oceanside Community Center
    1550 Pacific Ave
    Oceanside, OR 97141

    This is an intensive workshop for those who are not only passionate about children's book writing, but who dream of publishing their own children's books. Getting attendees published is the end goal. (Students from 2003 and 2007 have published their first books! Others have signed with an agent who has been an instructor for several summers.) The course is designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced writers. It consists of presentations by eight full-time instructors, gobs of writing, group manuscript sharing, and intensive consults with instructors. The instructors are five professional children's book authors, two children's book editors from major publishing houses, and a full-time children's book agent. What makes this course distinctive is the enormous amount of one-on-one coaching from the instructors, far, far more than from any other course we're aware of. See website for more information.


  • Ongoing

    The Highlights Foundation offers workshops for children’s writers year round. See website for specific workshops & dates. http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/upcoming-workshops/

  • Ongoing

    Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located at 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168. ACA organizes many programs for artists of all ages and professional levels. See website for more information.


    Jim Frost, Co-Director / Residency
    386-427-6975, x16