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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

Weekend writing workshops in Baltimore, Iowa City, and Plumas County

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Four new winter writing intensives taught by Ariel Gore

You only need a few things to stay alive: Comfort food made with love, hot tea & creative work. We have all three… join us for a  weekend writing workshop with Ariel Gore in Berkeley, Iowa City, Baltimore, and Plumas County, California…

In these writing intensives, you’ll get that creative jolt, produce new material, get feedback on stories new and/or in-progress, and remember why you wanted to be a writer.

Of the Portland intensive,
Linda Fielder said, “Ariel is a badass vegan cook and her willingness to share her kitchen magic goodness rocked our world for three straight days. There’s something about sharing meals with these writers that broke down barriers and made the workshop all the more satisfying and intimate. We wrote our asses off  & I left the weekend with a  renewed excitement…”
Krystee Sidwell said, “The food is amazing. You’re getting more and more Cancerian, Ariel.”
And Jean Braden said, “I had been struggling with my writing project and Ariel’s magic words set me free.”

Inspiring, creating, writing, eating delicious vegan comfort food…

 

IOWA CITY February 17-20

$175 includes your homemade vegan comfort food

Friday, February 17, 6 – 8 pm

Saturday, February 18, 1 – 4 pm+

Sunday, February 19, 1 – 4 pm+

Monday, February 20, 10 am – noon

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early!

$55 deposit saves your spot

 

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BALTIMORE
(Hampden)

March 16-19

$155 includes your homemade vegan comfort food

Friday, March 16, 6 – 8 pm

Saturday, March 17, 1 – 4 pm

Sunday, March 18, 1 – 4 pm

Monday, March 19, 10 am – coffee and cocoa writing & wind-down

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early!

$55 deposit saves your spot

 

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MOUNTAIN WORKSHOP (Plumas County, California)

April 13-15

$155 includes your homemade vegan comfort food

Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 pm

Saturday, April 14, 1 – 4 pm

Sunday, April 15, 1 – 4 pm

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early!

$55 deposit saves your spot

Vegan Mac n (Butternut) Cheese

Monday, October 31st, 2011

This gf vegan mac n cheese is, I’d venture to say, better than the real thing.

My roommate put tuna on hers last night and said it was Just like grandma used to make! I guess that ain’t vegan anymore, but still 100% yummy.

Mac & Butternut Cheese

You’ll need…
A large butternut squash
1/2 cup almond milk
4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
the juice of half a lemon
4 tablespoons smart balance
4 cloves garlic or 1 teaspooon garlic powder or onion powder
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
a little pepper
A box of quinoa macaroni or shells — 8 oz. for a decadent amount of cheese, a pound for less cheese love.

So you’ll preheat your oven to 350. Put the butternut squash on a cookie sheet in the middle & bake it for about an hour or an hour and a half. Let cool slightly, then cut in half.

Scoop out the seeds (these can be roasted just like pumpkin seeds if you like) and then scoop out about two cups of the butternut flesh into a food processor or a blender or your big bowl.

This is going to leave you with about half of a cooked butternut squash. I don’t know what you’ll do with that. Probably make more mac and cheese tomorrow.

Anyway! To the butternut, add the almond milk, nutritional yeast, smart balance, garlic or powder, lemon, and salt. Pure or mash that until it’s super smooth and creamy.

Now just cook your quinoa macaroni or shells according to the package instructions, and drain well. Let cool for just a few minutes, then spoon on your “cheese” and stir until coated.