Rose Writers is the perfect place to begin, or continue, your creative writing journey. Why? Because we follow AWA guidelines and practices that create a safe and encouraging environment. You'll learn how to open up to your creativity and write what comes.
Rose Writers offers workshops, coaching and retreats for adult writers. Services are held online and/or in-person.
Rose Writers for Kids serves youth in grades 3 and up in academic and creative writing. These not-like-school sessions are supportive, encouraging and fun!
Writing confidence grows and students learn strategies and tips to help them in all writing genres.
For our homeschool families, Rose Writers is an approved vendor with Epic Charter Schools, Blue Ridge, and Granite Mountain. We tutor in all subjects related to English Language Arts. Tutoring sessions typically meet once a week for 1 to 1.5 hours. Sessions are individualized to meet your child's specific needs.
Offering online and inperson workshops, coaching, and retreats.
Serving grades 3 and up in all subjects related to English Language Arts.
Working one-on-one with writers in the area of fiction or creative nonfiction.
Desiree Kannel is the founder and creator of the Rose Writers Workshops (named after her daughter, Sarah Rose). She is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. Her novel, Lucky John, was published in 2020.
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
AWA is a specific type of writers' workshop created by Pat Schneider. Her goal was to create an artistic place where people who have been silenced--either by poverty, abuse, or those who have been relegated to the margins of society--can express their authentic voice without fear of being laughed at or put down. Her methods were groundbreaking, and she soon discovered that the AWA method works well with all writers, from all walks of life.
The biggest difference between AWA workshops and others is that writers come away from a session with a strong desire to write more, rather than less.
Rose Writers moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2021. Workshops, retreats and classes are held online and in person. Unless local, tutoring is held vial Zoom.
The workshop is designed for fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (memoirs, essays). If you write technical stuff, this format may not suit your needs. Screenplay writers also may find the workshop lacking since writing for the screen is technically different than writing for the page.
Yes! The workshop will bring out that inner-writer who's been screaming to be heard. The environment is safe and nurturing, and you only share your work when YOU are ready.
Creating stories, whether real or imagined, is a sensitive issue. I have been where you are and know the value of a professional, honest, and encouraging critique. I have also experienced the opposite and almost chucked my writing career. I don't want this to happen to anyone, so my goal is to leave you wanting to write more, not less. I will respect you and your work, treat it with care, and provide you with honest and helpful feedback.
And for those who worry that their story is "any good," EVERY story has potential, and that is what I look for first.