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The End of Eve wins New Mexico – Arizona Book Award

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Ariel Gore’s darkly comic memoir, The End of Eve, just won a 2014 New Mexico – Arizona book award. You can get a signed copy right here. $16.95. FREE SHIPPING.

“It turns out that both life and art are balancing acts. In one as in the other, Gore seems to be saying that even as we acknowledge past traumas, we cannot let those wounds dictate our actions in the present. The End of Eve is a product of bravery, love, and hard-won wisdom. In sharing it, Ariel Gore invites her reader to bask in the light she has found.” –Los Angeles Review of Books


Upcoming writing classes

Friday, November 14th, 2014

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2015 CLASSES

I was at a loss after finishing my MFA program… But after eight years of infrequent publishing and no time to write, I found an alternative that works for me. Three years ago, I hooked up with Ariel Gore’s online Literary Kitchen workshops and finally found a group that was the right fit for me: writers not full of privilege (and themselves) who offer honest criticism and support at the same time, and whose work I truly enjoy reading. And that infrequent publishing? It’s not so infrequent anymore.

—Margaret Garcia, Poets & Writers

(December 19 – January 1 WINTER BREAK INTENSIVE is currently full. Sign up for January while there’s space!)

 

NEW YEAR INTENSIVE – TIME TO SIGN UP

12 assignments in 14 days

Taught by Ariel Gore

 

January 1 – January 14

 

You asked for it: Start the new year writing! You’ll get 12 assignment in 14 days January 1st – 14th. Ride the energy of the new year with pure creativity. You’ll generate lots of new material quickly & be ready for an amazingly productive 2015.

Class size is super limited, so please sign up early.

The intensive costs $156. You can pay right here:

 

 

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January – March Lit Star Training class is currently full. Class starts January 17.

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Spring ’15 Lit Star Training

The Original Literary Kitchen Online Writing Workshop

Taught by Ariel Gore

March 28 – May 24

A new session of Lit Star Training — the 8-week+ writing course taught by Ariel Gore — starts March 28. Writers in Lit Star Training spend at least a few hours each week on their writing and online critiques. You can log in any time of the day or night. Writers in the group are new and seasoned, wanting to work on memoir or fiction. The class works as well for those writing to weekly assignments (with no big projects in mind) and for people who are starting or working on existing book projects.

The class is $295 — a $95 deposit will hold your spot. You can pay the deposit right here:

 

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 SUMMER MANUSCRIPT WORKSHOP

 

Back by Popular Demand

13-Week Online Workshop for Writers Working on Book-Length Projects

Taught by Ariel Gore

June 1 – August 30, 2015

Summer is the perfect time of year to write & workshop your book project. You’ll spend the 13 weeks coming up with a solid draft of at least half of your book–or polishing a full draft you’ve already got. Writers should have a good idea of the manuscript they want to work on and at least 40 rough pages towards their book-drafts when the class starts. Writers with more completed drafts are welcome, too.

The 13-week workshop costs $555. A $140 deposit saves your spot.

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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

 

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.

—Gabrielle Rivera

 

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

 

Tiny House For Sale

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

The  tiny house is on its way to its new home in Madison, Wisconsin. I miss it so!

 

More pictures right here.

Beautiful cedar-chingled home on 24-foot-trailer

Print lives… with your help!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Spring Writing Classes with Ariel Gore

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Greetings & Happy Almost-Spring,

It’s time to sign up for the Springtime online writing workshops taught by Ariel Gore.

A new session of Lit Star Training — the 8-week writing course taught by Ariel Gore — starts March 16th and runs through mid-May. Writers in Lit Star Training spend at least a few hours each week on their writing and online critiques. You can log in any time of the day or night. Writers in the group are new and seasoned, wanting to work on memoir or fiction. The class works as well for those writing to weekly assignments (with no big projects in mind) and for people who are starting or working on existing book projects.

The class is $275 — a $90 deposit will hold your spot. You can pay the deposit right here:

 

And this year we’re offering the spring intensive taught by Ariel Gore in late May. You’ll get 12 assignment in 12 days May 20th to 31st. The intensives allow you to generate lots of new material quickly and are great for jump starting your creative brain or a new project.

The intensive costs $145. You can pay right here:

I made a new zine!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I made a new zine called On the Mend. It fits in your pocket and has stories and drawings and recipes for pie and cupcakes and New Mexican red chile sauce. Not to mention advice from Punk Rock Miss Manners…

You can get a copy for $4 (free shipping). Beautifully printed by Scout Books at Pinball Publishing in Portland, Oregon. Thanks for ordering.

Fall & Winter Writing Workshops

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

CLASSES FULL!

THE WINTER BREAK INTENSIVE – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND — CLASS FULL

Online Course Taught by Ariel Gore
Power Through the Holidays
With 12 Assignments in 14 Days
December 19 – January 1

Always the most popular workshop in the kitchen! Instead of having a nervous breakdown, use the holiday weeks to produce up to 100 pages of new writing.
You’ll get 12 assignments in 14 days and lots of great feedback (an-assignment-a-day & take 2 days of your choosing off).
Class size strictly limited, please sign up early.

$145 — CLASS FULL — EMAIL FOR WAIT LIST INFO

 

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LIT STAR TRAINING – WINTER SESSION

8-Week Online Class Taught by Ariel Gore
January 5 – March 2, 2013

This class is your creative jolt to start the new year — for new and experienced writers wanting to work on either memoir or fiction — we’ll make time to write, create new material with weekly deadlines, and improve our craft with practice and critique. Appropriate for writers working on longer projects as well as those who want to write to weekly assignments and produce short essays and stories. The pace is quick and energizing–you won’t even have time to worry about creative blocks.

Class consists of online discussion/critique.

Class size is limited, so please sign up early. $275
$90 deposit saves your spot – balance due when class starts

 

 

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 jumpstarted 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

 

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.

—Gabrielle Rivera

 

I throughly 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

Online writing class starts Sept. 1st

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Lit Star Training
The 8-Week Class Starts September 1st

Taught by Ariel Gore

Fall session runs September 1st – October 21

This class is your creative jolt to start the new year — for new and experienced writers wanting to work on either memoir or fiction — we’ll make time to write, create new material with weekly deadlines, and improve our craft with practice and critique. Appropriate for writers working on longer projects as well as those who want to write to weekly assignments and produce short essays and stories. The pace is quick and energizing–you won’t even have time to worry about creative blocks.

Class consists of online discussion/critique. Class size is limited, so please sign up early. $275

$90 deposit saves your spot – balance due when class starts

Ariel’s workshops jumpstarted 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

aren’t my kids cute?

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

New Online Class Starts in January

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Lit Star Training
The 8-Week Class Starts in January

Taught by Ariel Gore

The New Year’s Workshop runs January 21 – March 17

This class is your creative jolt to start the new year — for new and experienced writers wanting to work on either memoir or fiction — we’ll make time to write, create new material with weekly deadlines, and improve our craft with practice and critique. Appropriate for writers working on longer projects as well as those who want to write to weekly assignments and produce short essays and stories. The pace is quick and energizing–you won’t even have time to worry about creative blocks.

Class consists of online discussion/critique. Class size is limited, so please sign up early. $275

$90 deposit saves your spot – balance due when class starts

Ariel’s workshops jumpstarted 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