Summer Writing Worshops for Kids & Teens

 In these not-like-school workshops, young writers will have fun exploring their creativity in a safe and encouraging environment. Worskhop facilitators are experienced teachers and writers who are skilled at helping young writers overcome the anxiety and fear typically associated with writing. 


Workshops are limited to 10 writers; early registration is encouraged. 


All session are held at Ironfire co-working space

in the seminar room located on the 2nd floor; location is not handicap accessible.



4195 Viking Way

Long Beach, 90808


Questions? Contact Desiree @ 562-882-2183 or

Creative Writing Workshops 

grades  7 - 11


This fun and interactive workshop is for writers at all levels. We will spend each session creating new material, leaning about craft, and revising our stories.

Topics include: character development, adding conflict to you story, writing great dialogue, and more. 


Bring your writing journal and your story  ideas!


          Session 1                                       Session 2

Mon. - Thurs.                                  Mon. - Thurs.

June 25 - 28                                   July 9 - 12

10:00 - 11:45                                  11:30- 1:15


$140 (4 sessions)

Facilitator: Desiree Kannel


Novel & Short story writing


Grade 8-12, or with approved writing sample


This 8-session workshop is for young writers working on a novel or short story, or those who have a great story idea and need help getting started. Writers will get substanial feedback on their drafts, including specific guidance on how to move forward. 


Writers will also learn how to:

  • Create conflict to keep the plot moving
  • Write effective dialouge
  • World building
  • Character development
  • give and receive feedback

Monday - Thursday

July 9 - 19

2:00 - 3:45pm



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Rose Writers' Payment & Cancellation Policy

  1. Payment is due before the first day of class.
  2. Payments can be made via check, online invoice, or cash.
  3. Payment is for the entire class session; no discounts or refunds for missed sessions. 
  4. Refunds: 75% if received 2 weeks (14 days) before session start date, 50% if notified 1 week (7 days) prior. 
  5. Rose Writers has up to 30 days to process refunds. 
  6. Please contact with questions or concerns.  

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