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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

 

Fall and winter writing classes

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

All of Ariel’s fall online creative writing classes & the winter break intensive are open for registration right here: literarykitchen.com

If you have questions, please email arielgoremedia at gmail.

Portland Writing Intensive in May

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Portland Writing Intensive with Ariel Gore

Ariel is teaching her first in-person workshop in ages… and it’s in Portland, Oregon…

May 18 – 21, 4 to 7 pm

Four afternoons of inspiration, writing, feedback, food.
$195
We feed you a light dinner so you don’t have to think about anything but your words.
Location to be revealed.
Class size strictly limited, so please sign up early.

Spring online writing classes with Moe Bowstern & Ariel Gore

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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


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Tell Me a Story….Then Write it Down

Draw from the art of oral storytelling to enhance your written work / Learn to perform your stories with ease at public readings.

Taught by Moe Bowstern

March 3 – April 21

Right here online in the Literary Kitchen! Moe rarely teaches online. This is a great opportunity.

Jazz up your storytelling by taking this 8-week course with Moe Bowstern, longtime Fisher Poet, editor of Xtra Tuf zine and story developer for various puppet show extravaganzas, most recently Paper Eclipse Puppet Company.

We’ll spend the weeks heading into spring honing the vernacular language of oral storytelling, with the goal of transforming told tales into written stories while preserving the vitality of the storyteller’s art.

With quick writes and regular assignments, Moe will help you find your voice and the truth of your story.

For those interested, we’ll also devote class time to taking the developed work from the written page onto the stage for performance.

You can read and listen to Moe Bowstern’s stories right here: http://www.inthetote.com/moe-bowstern.html

The cost for the 8-week class is $275. A $75 deposit holds your spot. Sign up early as class-size in strictly limited!

“The honest story, the true story (fact or fiction) is a gift offered. It’s a hand held out. ‘Hello, this is who I am, you and I both live here.‘ I like the way Moe holds her hand out, and I like her voice. It’s quiet, kind and funny, and it rings true. And the stories she tells take me to the damndest places! This world she and I and you live in, it’s always bigger and weirder than we could possibly know if we didn’t have our story-tellers.”

–Ursula K. LeGuin

 

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Lit Star Training

The Original Literary Kitchen Online Writing Workshop

Taught by Ariel Gore

April 12 – June 10

 

 

A new session of Lit Star Training — the 8-week+ writing course taught by Ariel Gore — starts April 12th. 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 $285 — a $90 deposit will hold your spot. You can pay the deposit right here:

 

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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 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 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

 

Hip Mama relaunch & The End of Eve national book tour

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Ariel Gore’s darkly comic new memoir, The End of Eve (Hawthorne Books, March, 2014) has been described as “Terms of Endearment” meets “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.” Read the Kirkus review right here. And come to one of the readings… Her first big tour since she was hugely pregnant with Max & Gawker was all “Who does Ariel Gore think she is? Some preggo Proust?” She’ll be rested & un-preggo this time.

FEBRUARY, 2014

Thursday, February 27, Seattle, WAAWP Conference panel, Relationship Memoir: Living Through it, Seattle Sheraton, Room 202, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 28, Olympia, WA: Orca Books, The End of Eve reading with Rad Dad founding editor Tomas Moniz, 7 p.m.

 

MARCH, 2014

Sunday, March 2, Portland, OR: Hip Mama Relaunch, Readings, Mix & Mingle with Rad Dad Tomas Moniz, Reading Frenzy, 3628 N. Mississippi Ave., 4 pm – 6 pm

THE END OF EVE  – national book tour!

Monday, March 3, Portland, OR: THE END OF EVE official book launch! What!? Powell’s City of Books on W. Burnside, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 4,  Eugene, OR, Knight Library Browsing Room, University of Oregon, 1501 Kincaid, 7 pm

Wednesday, March 5, Spokane, WA: Auntie’s Bookstore, 7 pm

Thursday, March 6, Seattle, WA: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 7 pm

Thursday, March 13, Oakland, CA: Book Release Pub Party! Diesel Books, 7 pm

Wednesday, March 19, Philadelphia, PAWooden Shoe Books,7 pm

Thursday, March 20, Charlottesville, VA, Virginia Festival of the BookMemoirs: Not Your Typical American Stories, Central JMRL Library, 201 E. Market St., 4 p.m.

Friday, March 21, Baltimore, MD, Atomic Books, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 22, New York, NY, Bluestockings, 7 pm

Sunday, March 23Amherst, MA Food For Thought Books, Time TBA

Friday, March 28, Santa Fe, NM, Op Cit Books, 6 pm

 

APRIL, 2014

Thursday, April 10, Pasadena: Vroman’s, Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore, 7 pm

 

MAY, 2014

THE END OF EVE book tour continues

 

Tuesday, May 6, San Francisco: Radar Reading Series, San Francisco Public Library, main branch, 6 pm

Saturday, May 10, San Francisco: Writers with Drinks, The Make-Out Room, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Tuesday, May 20, Portland, OR: Unchaste Readers: Basement of the Blue Monk on SE Belmont, 21+ venue, 8 pm

Inga Muscio Returns to the Literary Kitchen this Summer

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Inga Muscio’s online summer writing class is already half full. Sign up today!

 

Blocks and Traumas: Jamming Through, Moving On and Getting Back into Your Groove

8-week Summer Class with Inga Muscio

Class starts June 1 & runs through July 30…

Dealing with a happy life-changing event (birth, graduation, marriage, falling in love) can be just as unsettling to your life as a sad one (death, depression, violence, a break up). I designed this class because whenever one life’s little jackass interruptions comes my way, I had a tendency to reel and freak out, thus taking me even further away from whatever centering and productive creative project I am working on. I came to realize that life’s little jackass interruptions are not the problem. The problem was my way of dealing. So I developed a system to keep my creative patterns intact, no matter what.

Most people do not think happy events are problematic, but they are. Anything that significantly alters Life As You Knew It creates upheaval, and upheaval does not generally serve creativity. That is, it does once the dust settles, but how can you facilitate the dust settling? This class will help you figure that one out.

Negative events obviously impact your creative flow, as do emotional blocks. Writing is a great way to get back into stride and move through the sadness, grief or depression, but when it takes a pile driver to get you out of bed, writing seems an a faraway dream from pixie-dust lands.

This class isn’t just for writers. Whether you’re working on a long-term writing project or haven’t written since your book report days, we’re gonna work out a system to help you get back, and stay in, a nice groove.

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

Class cost: $275

$75 deposit saves your spot 

Inga Muscio is the author of Rose: Love in Violent Times, Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil, and Cunt: A Declaration of Independence.

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:

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

stop thinking, start writing… new class with inga muscio

Monday, June 11th, 2012

New Summer Class With Inga Muscio

Inga Muscio–author of Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil, and Rose: Love in Violent Times–returns to The Literary Kitchen for another exclusive online class.

July 21st – September 9th
A Study in Decerebralization
Stop Thinking, Start Writing
With Inga Muscio

Thinking is nice. I think we can all agree that thinking is an important part of writing. To write from your heart, however, a lot of the thinking business has to be set aside. How to achieve this when everything we have learned about writing involves thinking? This thinking business also eventually gives you false expectations that you and your writing can probably never live up to.

For everyone who can churn out reportage, no problemo, but struggles with just letting go and belting out some genius from your heart and soul, for everyone with a mean-spirited bitch of an inner editor, for everyone with a so many truckloads of memories that you constantly set aside until they gridlock the byways of your heart, our Study in Decerebralization if for you.

This class will involve a significant number of highly creative writing assignments, but there will also be a big focus on having delirious fun writing and on learning to view your “non-writing” time as a vital part of your creative process.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE BRAND NEW — SO RETURNING STUDENTS ARE WELCOME.

Most of the writing assignments will require pen and paper. Some of them you will have to mail in to Inga, with no editing allowed.

Class size is strictly limited, so please sign up early

$275 for the 8-week online class

An $80 deposit saves your spot. Balance due just before the class starts.