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. 


On Teaching

Desiree has taught writing to school-age youth for many years. She recently became an Artist-Teacher through the Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Artist in the Classroom project, and facilitates creative writing instruction to 5th grade students in Los Angeles and Long Beach schools. Desiree also tutors academic writing in grades 6 and above. she has many clients in  and around Long Beach. 





Beyond excited to announce that my first novel, Lucky John, is out in the world!

A huge thank you to Black Rose Writing for accepting my manuscript.

You can purchase your copy at all major retailors. Or support indie bookstores by buying online at Bookshop.org 


Read more about my writings and publications at: DesireeKannel.com


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

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