Rose Writers: A Creative Writing Workshop in Long Beach, California

Desiree Kannel, Founder of Rose Writers



Welcome to Rose Writers!


Rose Writers workshops are the perfect place to begin, or continue your creative writing journey. Why? Because we follow AWA guidlines and practices that create a safe and encouraging environment. Writers are encouraged to take risks, explore their creativity, and share their work.


 If you have never been in a creative writing workshop, or you're a refugee from a less than supportive experience, come check out Rose Writers. What we do and how we do it will suprise and delight you. I promise!




Why Rose Writers?

The main service of Rose Writers are the weekly workshops or writing sessions. Some AWA workshops call this a "weekly writing practice," which I like. Writing, like all things creative, takes practice and dedication. By making the commitment to write once a week, you are saying "Yes!" to your creative spirit. You are carving out time to allow your stories, your voice to be be listened to and heard. You are putting yourself and your dreams first.


Rose Writers Read! is October 30th! Click here for details.


The 2016 schedule is posted and registration is open. Workshops fill up fast so please register early.


Thank you and call or email your questions. I look forward to hearing from you.


Desiree Kannel


Join Us for a Writing Marathon!!


AWA will Write Around the World

Through October 22 & 23  2016


Two LB AWA workshops will be participating!

See schedule below.


The money raised will provide Scholarships

for those who want to be AWA Trained Workshop Leaders


Bring your pen, your paper, your laptop.

Bring donations to sponsor your writing marathon!


Your voice will join thousands of writers in

Boston, Toronto, Seattle, Dublin, Malaysia, Chicago, Portland, Vancouver, Houston, Philadelphia, London, Mexico and beyond.


The reach and power of the AWA Method:


Vicki Pinkerton writes with the Vuntut Gwit'chen in the Arctic Circle.


Jill Goodacre writes with First Nation intergenerational survivors of Indian Residential School trauma in British Columbia.


Mary Tuchscherer writes with teachers and AIDS orphans in Limbe, Malawi.


Aaron Zimmerman writes with the incarcerated at Rikers Island, in methadone clinics, and homeless shelters in Brooklyn, New York/


Mary Kim Kaylor writes with patients and guards in a high security hospital Lake Oswego, Oregon.


Kate Murphy writes with the blind at the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Northern Ireland.


Katie McCleary writes with hundreds of teens in Sacramento, California.


Write Around the World Schedule


Rose Writers

Sunday, October 23; 9:00 - 11:30am & 1:00 - 3:30pm

RSVP button below


Stone River Writers (meets in LB near Ocean & Redondo)

Saturday, October 22; 9:30  - 12:00pm

Call Debbie Rodriquez to RSVP/ 562-673-7042 or



Write a comment


  • Dr. Carol (Sunday, July 17 16 08:17 pm EDT)

    I just finished the Novel Writing Workshop. It was great!! I am a new fiction writer and began with just an idea. Desiree really helped me to get started developing the characters and conceptualizing
    the story. It was definitely challenging but Desiree has a unique way pulling your talent to the surface. I highly recommend her workshops, especially for beginning writers or those that are stuck
    and may need help moving forward!!

  • Ashley C (Monday, July 18 16 03:49 pm EDT)

    I attended the Novel Writing Workshop and I thought it was wonderful. Desiree covered important elements that make a good fiction novel. During the sessions, we covered writing exercises that helped
    us develop our own story, as well as exercises that had us practice different elements of novel writing. She put together a very supportive environment for us workshop attendees; we were able to
    discuss our different ideas and get critiqued,which I found incredibly helpful. I really enjoyed this workshop and would recommend it to beginning writers of fiction!

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