On Site Courses

Writing Studio

As space is limited, all courses require advanced registration. PayPal options are available below or, if you wish to pay by check or cash at the start of the course, please use the Contact Us form on the site and send us your information and the name of the course you wish to take.

Want to buy a gift certificate for your favorite writer?  We offer gift certificates in all amounts. Please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to create one for you! *Gift certificates are only redeemable for classes, workshops or services. They are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash.


MONDAY NIGHT WRITING WORKSHOP

This popular ten week workshop is a carbon copy of the long-lasting Wednesday Writing Workshops! This class encourages writers of all abilities and genres. Poets, novelists, short fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers welcome! If you put words on paper, this is where you should be. Each week, students present their works-in-progress to the other students and the instructor in the workshop for positive and constructive feedback. Encouragement and a sense of community abound in these workshops. Students will also receive a line-by-line edit and a thematic critique of their work from the instructor.

Total Openings: 15 students

Dates and Times Current: 5/8/17- 7/24/17 (no class 5/29 or 6/26), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates and Times Upcoming: 8/7/17- 10/16/17 (no class 9/4), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Michael Giorgio

Price: $70


TUESDAY NIGHT BOOK-WRITING WORKSHOP

Are you working your way through a novel and wish you had a workshop where all of your chapters would be read in a timely basis? This novel-writing workshop is developed specifically for the novelist. Class size is limited to allow every student to receive critique time each week. Up to fifteen pages (3750 words) can be handed in on a weekly basis, and the pages will be distributed ahead of time so that all of the material is already read prior to each class. No time will be spent reading material aloud…all time will be spent on critiquing the chapter. This intense twelve-week workshop will allow you to consistently move forward on your novel, providing you with support, honest and helpful critique, and a positive community. Students will also receive a line-by-line edit and a thematic critique of their work from the instructor.

PREREQUISITE: If you are currently an AllWriters’ student, please speak to your instructor to determine your readiness for this course.  If you are not an AllWriters’ student, but will be joining us for the first time with this workshop, please send an example of your work to the AllWriters’ director, Kathie Giorgio, at kathie11@aol.com.

Total Openings: 6 students

Dates and Times Current: 5/9/17 – 8/8/17 (no class 6/27 or 7/4), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.*

Dates and Times Upcoming: 8/22/17 – 11/7/17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Kathie Giorgio

Price: $160

*PLEASE NOTE: This class is currently full. To be put on a wait list and notified if there is an opening, please contact AllWriters’ Director Kathie Giorgio at kathie11@aol.com.


WEDNESDAY WRITING WORKSHOPS

This class is the longest running class in Kathie’s teaching career, now spanning 15 years! This popular ten week workshop encourages writers of all abilities and genres. Poets, novelists, short fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers welcome! If you put words on paper, this is where you should be. Each week, students present their works-in-progress to the other students and the instructor in the workshop for positive and constructive feedback. Encouragement and a sense of community abound in these workshops. Students will also receive a line-by-line edit and a thematic critique of their work from the instructor. Workshops are offered at two different times to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

Total Openings: 15 students

Date and Times:

Wednesday Afternoon Women Only Current: 3/15/17 – 5/17/17, 1:00 – 3:00*

Wednesday Afternoon Women Only Upcoming: 5/31/17 – 8/16/17 (no class 6/21 or 6/26), 1:00 – 3:00

Wednesday Night Current: 3/15/17 – 5/17/17, 1:00 – 3:00

Wednesday Night Upcoming: 5/31/17 – 8/16/17 (no class 6/21 or 6/28), 1:00 – 3:00

Afternoon Instructor: Kathie Giorgio

Evening Instructor: Michael Giorgio

Price: $70

Please register either for the Wednesday Afternoon Women’s Workshop or the Wednesday Evening Workshop.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Wednesday Afternoon Women’s Workshop is currently full. To be put on a wait list and notified if there is an opening, please contact AllWriters’ Director Kathie Giorgio at kathie11@aol.com.

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THURSDAY NIGHT TEEN WRITERS WORKSHOP

The popular AllWriters’ open workshop – for teenagers!

This ten-week workshop is a carbon copy of the long-lasting Wednesday Afternoon and Evening Writing Workshops and the Monday Night Workshop, with one notable exception – we’re welcoming high school students into our creative community! This class encourages high school writers (grades 9 – 12) of all abilities and genres, but two things are required: a genuine interest in writing and a desire to write professionally and for publication. Poets, novelists, short fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers are all welcome! If you put words on paper, this is where you should be. Each week, students present their works-in-progress to the other students and the instructor in the workshop for positive and constructive feedback. Encouragement and a sense of community abound in these workshops. Students will also receive a line-by-line edit and a thematic critique of their work from the instructor.

Total openings: 15 students

Requirements: Students must be in at least 9th grade

Dates and Times Current: 5/4/17 – 7/6/17 (no class 6/22), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates and Times Upcoming: 7/20/17 – 9/21/17 (no class 6/22), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Michael Giorgio

Price: $70


THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO WRITE A BOOK WORKSHOP

Every year, on January 1st, excited people pledge that this is the year they will finally write their book. Usually, the first two weeks are aglow with determination and enthusiasm, then the third week stutters, the fourth week wilts, and by the beginning of February, the book is relegated back into the computer’s hard drive where it founders until the next resolution.

BUT NOT IN 2017. This year, you will accomplish your resolution by surrounding yourself with like-minded writers, and you will be led by a seasoned and supportive instructor. Each month, you will have a deadline, and every month, you will make it.

In this workshop, you will aim to produce 20 pages every month. 20 pages is realistic, not overwhelming, and not diminutive. It’s a solid piece of work. Also each month, you will attend the workshop at the AllWriters’ studio and you will have your work critiqued by the group and by the instructor. When you leave the workshop for the day, it will be with a renewed sense of purpose, confidence, and determination. By December of 2017, not only will your novel still be alive and growing, but it will have reached a stunning 240 pages. You will be firmly on your way to success, with no turning back allowed.

As a bonus, for the final class in 2018, you will attend one more workshop where your query and synopsis will be read and critiqued by the group and the instructor. You will also leave that day with a professional knowledge of how to find an agent or an editor. By 2018, not only will you have made your resolution of writing a book, but you’ll know how to market it.

Make this new year about you and what you want to accomplish in the writing field. This class is for all those who want to write a book, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction. The class will be limited in size to 8 people. Every time you attend, you will hand in your next set of 20 pages, and then go home to work on some more!

This is the year. YOUR year. Let’s do this.

INSTRUCTOR: Kathie Giorgio

CLASS LIMIT: 8 students

FEE: $600

DATES AND TIME:

MORNING*: 3/18/17, 4/15/17, 5/20/17, 6/17/17, 7/15/17, 8/19/17, 9/16/17, 10/21/17, 11/11/17, 12/16/17, 1/20/18, 2/17/18, 3/17/18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Only one opening remaining in the MORNING session!

AFTERNOON: 1/21/17, 2/18/17, 3/18/17, 4/15/17, 5/20/17, 6/17/17, 7/15/17, 8/19/17, 9/16/17, 10/21/17, 11/11/17, 12/16/17, 1/20/18, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.