Creative Writing

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  • “I learned that writing can actually be enjoyable if I just stop overthinking and write! Thank you so much for a wonderful learning and sharing experience. I feel very encouraged to be patient with myself and continue writing.”

    Ashley, September 26, 2021

  • “The weekend workshop was immersive and immediately useful. While I came to the workshop with curiosity, I left with confidence, and the enthusiasm to keep writing. I’m looking forward to the next workshop.”

    Karen, May 22, 2021

  • “I learned techniques for writing dialogue; How to write more coherently; and I learned how to channel the unconscious into story.

    I was so inspired by the helpfulness of the writers in this workshop, and their intentional listening.”

    Genevieve, January 24, 2021

  • “[I learned] to allow myself the time and space to make mistakes—and to take unusual routes in order to come to a fresh vision.”

    Ritsa, January 24, 2021

  • “These workshops are so helpful in getting us to produce written work without judgment or restriction. There are guiding principles and techniques, but the rest [of the process] allows for space and the opportunity for the work to materialize.”

    Jessica, May 16, 2020

  • “One participant shared how some unskillful criticism had stopped her from writing for several years. This reiterated the importance of giving constructive feedback, such as we received in this workshop. I was impressed by the skillful facilitation skills of the instructor, and the care she took to make this workshop a safe and welcoming space for all the participants.”

    Shelley, May 16, 2020

  • “What an amazing variety of pieces produced by the members of the class—and the feedback on my own piece was encouraging. It was a lovely atmosphere and group of people, and actually I often felt as though I were there physically. Many thanks again; it was a great two days.”

    Caroline S. (London), April 25, 2020

  • “These workshops have been playing an important role in the development of my voice. Thank you for the sincerity, the craftsmanship , the warmth, and the sensitivity. I feel I am in safe hands with the Amsterdam Writing Workshops. The empathy and lack of judgment are rare—and truly appreciated.”

    Ritsa, March 30, 2020