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Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

Unleash your creative potential and embark on a transformative writing journey in the peaceful atmosphere of this inspiring workshop. Through meditation and constructive feedback, this Zoom-based class invites both experienced and beginning writers to explore the realms of memoir and fiction, while surprising themselves with the extraordinary material they produce.

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  • $160
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What you'll learn in this creative writing class:

In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop, and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic, transformational. You can write memoir or fiction. Each workshop is focused around an inspirational theme or myth. You’ll write three times for about one hour each time, and receive constructive, respectful feedback on your work. You’ll surprise yourself by the material you’ll be producing. 

Experienced and beginning writers are welcome.

This class will be held via Zoom.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

  • Refund less 5% cancellation fee if you cancel 6 business days prior to first class/workshop in series.
  • Once the classes/workshops have started, tuition is no longer refundable.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at The Writing Studio (56)

(4.7-star rating across 56 reviews)
  • Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

    Reviewed by Joi W. on 4/20/2020
    Elana was an incredible guide! I truly enjoyed her class!
  • Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

    Reviewed by Rhonda W. on 3/24/2019
    Elana and all of the writing participants felt like an extension of myself! I thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s style of writing. Really appreciated the well-planned flow of the entire day with Elana’s precise and careful feedback after each writing segments! I did not have any fixed expectations as my first writing workshop and truly walked away more in love with my literary potential! SPECIAL THANKS TO ELANA‼️
  • Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

    Reviewed by Sherry McCoy on 9/13/2016
    I thoroughly enjoyed Elana's Creative Writing Workshop! I was able to dive deep and write from my heart because of the encouragement I received in the workshop. This support and guidance was provided by Elana to all the students taking the class. At the end of the day, I was delighted at what I had achieved, and touched by what others had shared in their writings. I came away realizing how much we all have in common, despite having come from very diverse backgrounds. I highly recommend Elana's Creative Writing Workshop! Five stars!
  • Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

    Reviewed by Erik Liberman on 9/13/2016
    Phenomenal storywriting odyssey - from conception to birth - over the course of a deeply fulfilling day. I love and highly recommend Elana's classes to everyone hungry to share the unsung stories of their heart.
  • Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

    Reviewed by Syd Yang on 9/8/2016
    What a great class! I really appreciate the space that Elana holds for her students, always encouraging us to journey further along the edges and deeper into the undergrowth of the stories we are calling into being. The other writers in the space were incredibly welcoming and helped me tap into new facets of confidence as well. The loving energy that Elana nurtures in her classes is a powerful writing elixir!
  • Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

    Reviewed by Kim Clark on 9/8/2016
    Elana is my muse. Being new to creative writing and thus needing guidance, inspiration and encouragement, I was thrilled to discover this personal Calliope who provides all this and more in a beautiful serene and supportive environment. As they say, when the student is ready the teacher will come. Her commitment to her students is full and unending and she provides a safe place to dive deep and reveal the story that must be told. I am discovering new worlds through Elana's brilliant mastery of coaxing creativity to flourish and shine through my words. Who knew I had it in me? She did!
  • Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

    Reviewed by Karine Armen on 9/8/2016
    I need structure to write. It's challenging to be self-disciplined. During the last few years I have taken many Saturday workshops from Elana. She starts with a positive attitude and mediation. After each break we read our writing pieces and she gives feedback encouraging us to add more detail. Elana has encouraged me to go deep and write about many issues. She was the one who told me to write about my grandmother's experience during the Armenian Genocide. I published that story in a self-help book to bring understanding of my mother's writings and my background how I went to social work, photography, and teaching. Elana is a catalyst to bring out our life stories. I really enjoy going to her writing workshops. Also, she cooks wonderful vegetarian dishes. Her apartment is cozy and inviting.
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    Reviewed by Sharon C. on 6/16/2019
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    Reviewed by Matt W. on 4/23/2017
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students at the Saturday Creative Writing Workshop have overwhelmingly positive experiences. Many mention Elana, the instructor, and the supportive environment she creates. Students appreciate Elana's guidance, encouragement, and precise feedback. They feel that she lets them dive deep into their writing and tap into new facets of confidence. One student even describes Elana as their muse, providing the inspiration, guidance, and support needed to bring their creativity to life. Students also mention the structure and discipline provided by Elana's workshops, which helps them to stay focused and motivated. Overall, students feel that they have learned new writing skills, explored personal stories, and experienced a sense of community with their fellow writers. Quotes: 1. "I thoroughly enjoyed everyone's style of writing." 2. "The loving energy that Elana nurtures in her classes is a powerful writing elixir!" 3. "Elana is a catalyst to bring out our life stories."

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Is the cost the same if done remotely?
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Yes, same pricing.
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Hi, I would like to know if you have this class in the month of August and September
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, there will be a class for the month of August and September. To see the dates, click the "Other start dates" link, or simply scroll down the page. Hope this helps!
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