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


       Our Fall Schedule

Rose Writers Outside!


Let's try this!


We will be meeting in the backyard of RW alum and friend, Penny V. (thank you, Penny!) She has a lovely backyard area with plenty of space and seating.

Home is located in Long Beach near Studebaker and Anaheim. 


To keep inline with health guidelines, everyone will be required to wear a mask. We will be seated at a safe distance from each other, and sharing will be done via a handheld mic. 


I'll bring packaged snacks; please bring your own beverage. 

Bathroom is available inside the house, but all writing and socializing will be done outside. 

Feel free to bring whatever you need to feel comfortable such as a towel or small blanket to sit on, wipes, etc. 


In case of rain, workshop will be cancelled with full refunds. 


Each session is limited to 5 writers and you must sign up for each individual session. Click link below to go to scheduling page. 



Aug. 26

Sept. 2, 16, & 23

$20 per session


Friday outdoor workshops coming in October.


Rose Writers Online


Online workshops will be held in 4-week sessions so you only need to sign up once. We'll meet once a week at the scheduled time for writing, sharing, learning, and, hopefully, a laugh or two. 



August 24 - Sept. 21

No meeting Labor Day

6:30 - 8:30pm




Aug. 28 - Sept. 18

10:00am - 12:00pm


Fee: $50


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. 


  • Limited to 7 writers
  • First time participants will receive workshop guidelines & practices before their session
  • Use registration form 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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