If you haven't already checked them out, here are some things you'll want to see before signing up for a workshop.
Some of our workshops sell out each term, leaving a few of our friends disappointed. Since we hate to see grown writers pout, we're telling you which workshops almost always fill before deadline...so you can get a head start.
Students are Saying
Our students tell us our workshops are wonderful, inspiring, motivational, and even life-changing. Who are we to argue? We believe we offer some of the finest, most affordable workshops on the Web. But don't listen to us (we're a little biased), take a look at what our students have to say.
"Gets you thinking and working on several aspects of your writing. Loved this workshop! Highly recommended for those who lack time and willing to spare 48 hours from their work to work on their writing".
~Fatmah Ali, Don't Query, Be Happy! student
"I just wanted to let you know that
this course has given me the tools and encouragement to face the scary
task of starting a NOVEL - it is scary but a challenge that I want to
undertake and I think to use these paintings is going to be a way INTO
the whole process..."
"This workshop was invaluable. Not
only did [it] have excellent materials, [the facilitator] fostered a very
supportive environment which made all students feel comfortable actively
participating. The course had a huge impact on my life, as the group of
students have stayed together and formed an excellent support group."
"What an interesting and insightful
approach to writing . . . What a wonderful teacher you are, taking such
care in giving detailed feedback . . . Wow, I am stunned. These
exercises, when done in succession and without much interruption and
without thinking, are hypnotic. I just had to say this before I
continue. I have gone into a direction that I had no idea about before I
began the exercise . . . That's the wonderful thing about online
classes. This fresh thought that streams into my house at any time (I am
still in my pajamas) and makes me think along different lines . . .
Everybody has produced such strong combinations of words, such
metaphors, such 'poetry in motion.' I really enjoy reading through all
these exercises . . . Isn't it wonderful what this workshop brings out
in us . . . since I started this class I have begun to look at
installations that interact with the natural world in a different light
. . . Suddenly I am interested in the origins of, meaning of, reasons
for art, and the opinions by experts on the subject . . . I am so
excited over this whole workshop - a serendipitous exploration that
leaps from word to image . . . I absolutely love being involved in
thoughts of writing and this class has given me a ton of visions . . . I
had a great time. Thanks Laura."
"Since the workshop...I
have been writing daily, making more sales than ever and working
diligently on overcoming the personal roadblocks to writing success."
was fabulous...learned so much from her, a great teacher and a great
writer. I would recommend [the workshop] to anyone...very useful."
Thanks so much for your insightful
observations. I'm giving them a lot of thought . . . as I'm sure you've realised by now, everyone seems to be getting a lot out of this workshop
and your wonderful guidance . . . It's fantastic what you can see when
you take the time . . . the exercises definitely created a reaction to
the painting . . . I also know that there is no way in the world I would
have reached the images I reached without doing the exercises . . .
Thanks Laura for the exercises!!! And the fantastic job you're doing
here . . . I really appreciate your input and extra tidbits. I'm loving
the workshop . . . You give us way beyond what we paid for! . . . I have
received much much more than I expected from the exercises. I feel that
they have given me a different way of writing, and a much deeper
understanding of visual art, and of the writing process. I feel the
change in my writing even in such a short time . . . I also feel that I
am coming away from this workshop with enough to keep me going for
"I'm very impressed with the amount of
material. I expect[ed], honestly, a cheesy "how to paint by
numbers" sort of workshop. But I had taken another [Coffeehouse]
workshop and was so impressed I gave this one a chance. Glad I did!"
"What I liked most about this workshop was,
it was quick, easy to follow, and had fast turnaround time for
responses. I think I learned more about what makes a personal
essay here than in months of reading books and plowing through
"I LOVED this class! The facilitator
was very patient and VERY well versed in all that we discussed. Her
critiques were both fair and helpful, and the time she took to answer
questions was such a help to me personally. Thank you so
What Our Members are Saying
Our website and e-mail community members tell us great things about our work. Take a look.
The graphics on the site are interesting & make it easier to navigate. The workshops have been informative & worthwhile. Their variety means that if something isn't my cup of java this month, maybe next month my mug will be under the pour spout. The zines/columns I receive are always worth my time--even if I can't use something immediately. This is a comfortable, welcoming site & I visit it often. the humor makes it worth my time...tres amusante!
Hi Mom! This is really cool.