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


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Beginning Novel Writing Workshop


All sessions held online via Zoom

This 5 session workshop is for writers who are ready to begin their novel or short story (fiction only). We'll talk about beginnings, character development, and plotting. 


Sessions include reading and responding to each others drafts. 



July 13 - August 10

6:30 - 8:30pm



Limited to 5 writers

Register below


Regular Workshop Sessions are scheduled to return in August. Format TBD

Keep checking back for updates.


Beginning in April, workshops will be held via Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. 


Workshop format is the same; writing prompts, followed by quiet writing time (5-20minutes), sharing and short discussions. On line sessions will last about 1.5 to 2 hours. 


Schedule beginning April 1:

Mondays: 4:00 - 5:30pm

Wednesdays: 9:00am-10:30am

Fridays: 10:30am-12pm


Final Workshop is May 29!


  • Limited to 7 writers; sessions with less than 3 writers registered will be cancelled.
  • First time participants will receive workshop guidelines & practices before their session
  • Registration is drop-in format – sign up for individual sessions
  • Payments on a sliding scale, $5-15; please pay what is manageable for you
  • Make-up credits accepted
  • Payments accepted via Venmo or Paypal
  • Registration via Calendly-click button below



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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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