Simply Writing

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  • “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

  • “The Simply Writing workshop was my first ever formal writing class. I left feeling more inspired than ever! Anyone who enjoys writing—but is not quite sure if they have it in them to become writers—should attend this workshop. They’ll soon find that they, too, can write.”

    RB, May 22, 2021

  • “[The workshop] gave me a great deal of confidence. Receiving feedback from the other writers was invaluable; they saw strengths and areas of improvement in my writing that I hadn’t noticed. I learned to push myself and not back away when I’m against a wall with my writing, because I may find that it’s not a wall—just a fence—and I need to find the gate.”

    Sophia, September 26, 2020

  • “I always doubted my ability to write. This workshop showed me how many ideas are actually dormant inside me, and that we can find inspiration absolutely everywhere.”

    Elisabeth, September 26, 2020

  • “[The instructor] transformed what the group brought to the workshop into concrete and professional writing advice, injecting the course with literary terminology—as well as relevant quotes and references from literature—in order to support each individual writer on their specific writing journey. Coming together with other writers brought struggles like self-doubt and fear of overexposure to the surface, but you come to realize these concepts are universal, and so they lose their power.”

    Ann, September 26, 2020

  • “I was able to hone my freewriting [skills], and the course was an excellent source of thoughtful advice for how to get started and continue writing. [The workshop] was a great introduction to what is a new world to me. It also felt wonderful to be able to be in the company of writers, to soak up their experiences, and feed off their energy; I felt challenged to improve.”

    Henri, June 13, 2020

  • “During this time of uncertainty, the Amsterdam Writing Workshops provided a kind of sacred space to create and confidently produce pieces that I will continue to work on.”

    Genevieve, June 13, 2020

  • “I found the workshop very inspiring and encouraging for writing independently. It was like a switch was turned on; I found out what I like to write about, to carry on with my own style, and to have confidence in my writing—to see that I can achieve something.”

    Ingrid, June 13, 2020