Schedules & Registration

"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."

- Mary


Winter/Spring Workshop Schedule


Workshops run for 6 weeks, meeting once a week. We meet at my home in Long Beach. I provide light snacks and drink.

Fee for workshop is $140 and is due before workshop begins.

Please review payment policies before registration and contact me for questions. 

See Workshops page for details. 


Monday Evenings

7:00 - 9:00pm


Session I

Jan. 13 - Feb. 24

Full as of Dec. 30. Please

sign up for waiting list. 

(No meeting Feb. 17)


Session II

March 16 - April 20


Friday Morning

10:30am - 1:00pm


Session I

Jan. 24 - Feb. 28


Session II

March 20 - April 24 

Manuscript Workshop

For writers working on a novel or short story - 8 sessions of writing, feedback, revision, and learning. See complete description before registering. 


Tuesday Evenings - full as of Aug. 5

7:00 - 9:00

August 13 - November 5 (approximately)

Meets every other week. 




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New! Policy Statement - please read

Rose Writers adheres to the following policies regarding payment and refunds.

1. Payment is due after registration. Payments accepted through emailed invoice or check (made out to Desiree Kannel) mailed to: Rose Writers Workshops,  2155 N. Bellflower Blvd. #51, Long Beach, CA 90815

2.  Payment is for the entire workshop; no refunds for missed sessions. 

3. A 75% refund is allowed if Rose Writers is notified at least 14 days before first day of session. Refunds are generally NOT allowed after the sessions starts. Rose Writers has up to 30 days to process refunds.


4. Make up sessions MAY be offered in following workshops. No more than two make ups are allowed. Missed sessions have NO cash value (i.e. refunds or discounts on future workshops.) Make up sessions expire after 6 months. 


5. Payment plans are only available to returning participants. If your financial situation is the ONLY thing preventing you from taking a workshop, PLEASE contact me to explain your situation.



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