Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness


Creative Writing

Creative Writing

The Creativity Workshop has helped writers of all genres jumpstart and renew their imagination.

We will teach you ways to keep your writing fresh and exciting to you.

In our creative writing classes you will generate both new work and ideas for the work you are in the midst of creating. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. In The Creativity Workshop you will be doing free writing, writing from guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling and memoir work and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography.

Keeping writing from getting stale
During our creative writing courses and classes we alternate between writing, visual exercises and oral exercises because they stimulate different parts of the mind and body. We believe that getting out of your writer’s head for a few moments and into a bit of art and oral storytelling keeps the writing from getting stale. It also combats the kind of perfectionism that keeps you from writing at all.

Tools for a lifetime
You will find the tools we provide in our creative writing classes extremely beneficial in helping you outrun the inner critic that doesn’t give your imagination a moment’s rest. When you can escape over-rational thinking in art, it allows you to discover many unexplored images and themes.

Share with people from all over the world
A typical Creativity Workshop will have people from all over the world and from many disciplines with one thing in common–the love of the process of creative work. Class time will be a combination of teachers’ talks, individual exercises, and group work. The atmosphere in our creativity writing classes is nurturing, inspiring, and fun. Many people have found The Creativity Workshop to be a life-changing experience.

Shelley Berc
Many writers have credited writing their first books, scripts, and memoirs to taking our creative writing courses and class. Shelley Berc, co-instructor and director of The Creativity Workshop, has a great deal of experience teaching how to overcome writer’s block. She is a novelist and playwright and was a professor in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program and Playwrights Workshop for several years.

Ashton Applewhite
Author of Cutting Loose: How Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well and a staff writer at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
“Happy to report that I am working hard and productively, and I do credit The Creativity Workshop with helping me turn a corner, so infinite thanks ...
Tamir Greenberg
Tamir Greenberg, Award Winning Poet and Playwright, Tel Aviv, Israel
“The workshop went beyond my expectations. It really helped me to listen to my instincts and emotions again. I hope to take it again soon.”
Penny Peters
Communication and Marketing Strategist, New York, NY
“If you are stuck in your job, or your routines, or your imagination… sign up for The Creativity Workshop. It is fun, inspiring, enlightening, and...