"I have been in Heather's workshop a little over a year now and this is what I know. If you have an idea, Heather will help you turn it into a fully developed story, article or essay beyond what you ever thought possible! She is extraordinarily creative, supportive, encouraging and hugely knowledgeable about the craft of writing. If you have ever dreamed of being a writer and are willing to put the hard work in, this is the class for you."-- Sharon Brickell
GROUP WORKSHOPS- FICTION AND NONFICTION
Do you have a story you’ve always wanted to tell? Are you midway through a writing project and need guidance?
The CW Workshop is open to prose writers at all levels and in all genres and forms of fiction and nonfiction, including flash pieces, chapters, essays, short stories, letters and memoir.
In each group workshop, Heather first works to identify your writing goals and to generate material. From there she will cover the elements of craft and help you incorporate these elements into your own writing. As part of this plan, you will produce pages weekly and bring them to the workshop for constructive critique. The group may also read and analyze selected short stories and essays to learn how to read like a writer, and consider how others handle craft and technique.
The group workshop is limited to five participants per class, and is an intensive rewarding experience to help you grow as a writer and coax your work into publishable form. In this unique, intensive, workshop, many writers have found their voice, and are on course to complete books.
The workshop is offered in-person (on Long Island) and remotely (via Skype or Zoom), and runs for six weeks. Enrollment is ongoing, as many writers choose to stay on and use the workshop as an incubator for their books. The cost is $150 for 6 sessions. If you are interested in joining, you can email Heather at