Creative Writing

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  • “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

  • “I learned more about the editing process. Really believed that I had to get it right the first time or I wasn’t good. Understanding how drafts work makes me feel like I can be more creative–and that it becomes a process instead of something I get right or wrong.

    I also liked the mix of theory and practice.”

    Abi, April 14, 2019

  • “This workshop has set my sails in the right direction. I no longer feel like I am floundering. Grateful that I decided last minute to be part of the workshop.”

    Noëmí, March 24, 2019

  • “Lisa is a great teacher. Enthusiastically, hilariously, dramatically, she guides you past all of literature’s obstacles—and makes you feel as though you conquered them yourself.”

    JS, February 25, 2019

  • “I learned a lot about what matters to your writing: context, dialogue, details, setting, conflict, etc. It was highlight after highlight 🙂 and wonderfully inspiring to be surrounded by other writers.”

    Inge, May 27, 2018

  • “I learned techniques that can help bring my text to life.

    What surprised me about the class?
    The dynamic—it was very interesting, every second. There wasn’t moment in which I wanted a take a break or stop to refresh my mind. Although it was a lot of information, it flowed like a river.”

    Alberto, June 18, 2017

  • “I understood where to look for concrete examples that can help at certain stages—and how to build credible characters as well as a consistent conflict. It made me realize I’m ready for it; I have the capacity to dive into the chaos.”

    Elena, September 2, 2014