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.
She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, and has also studied writing at Cerritos College, California State University Dominquez Hills, and through the Gotham Writers' Workshop. She holds a teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach.

In addition to leading workshops for adults, Desiree also teaches writing classes for students, both creative and academic.  See CV below for detailed information on teaching and work experience.


Rose Writers is the only AWA affiliated workshop in Southern California.  In AWA workshops, you are encouraged to:

    • Give your writing time.
    • Sound more and more like yourself.
    • Experiment, play, take risks, be brave.
    • Believe in the freshness, vitality, and importance of your own experience and imagination.
    • Practice in ways that will teach you to recognize your own voice and to increase its range.
    • Believe in yourself as an artist-in-training, and protect yourself from everyone and everything that undermines that belief.

Visit the AWA website to learn more.

*from, Writing Alone and With Others, by Pat Schneider

Rose Creative Writers Workshops

90804 Long Beach


Serving Long Beach since 2008!

What's New??


Workshops now in Seal Beach!


What We Wrote; sharing the stories we wrote in workshop.


Now an approved vendor of Sky Mountain & Inspire Charter Schools.






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