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



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!


Since 2008 it has been my joy and pleasure to help writers grow as artists. Past participants have gone on to MFA programs, publication, fellowships, and some have even started their own writing groups!


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



Novel Writing Workshop for



Learn the basics of novel writing in this 4 week workshop. Lessons on plot, character development, dialogue, setting and other elements will give you the tools you need to get started on that first draft. No previous workshop experience required.

Workshop size limited to 5 writers so sign up early.



June 15, 22, 29, and July 13

6:30 -9:00pm


Small classes along with structured guidelines and practices create a fun, safe environment. Connect with other creatives, learn something new, and check another goal off your to-do list!


Find the right day, time and workshop format for you. Day and evenings sessions available; new sessions begin every month.



Summer Schedule


During the months of May, June, & July, sessions will run 4-weeks, and Saturday Drop-ins will be held on just the first Saturday of the month.




Tuesday Evenings                    Friday Mornings

6:00 – 8:30pm                                    10:30am – 1:00pm

May 10 – 31                                       June 3 – 24

June 7 – 28                                        July 8 – 29

July 5-26



$80 for 4 –week session


$25 per session

What people are saying about Rose Writers:


"I enjoyed every session . . ."


"This past summer I felt really stuck. You created a motivational atmosphere, and it was great to be with other people who really wanted to write."


"Thank you for a great workshop. It feels good to get the creative juices flowing again!"


"Desiree has guided me on my journey of discovery and writing with a patient and kind sensibility."


Serving Long Beach since 2008!

Rose Writers Workshop
Long Beach, CA


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