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 Make Your Writing Dreams Come True! Learn from Poet, Essayist and Author Sheila Bender

“I appreciate your 3-step critique process. It was freeing to write this way–2nd person–and may have given me the push I need to go back to my unfinished projects.”
Elizabeth Reed

A second section now open for the online poetry writing workshop to begin Monday August 20 and run until September 24. Join us for a month of posting your poems and receiving detailed responses from Sheila Bender and four classmates. Enroll now by clicking over to our online classes page. All classes include no more than five participants, with everyone working on their own time over the five weeks of class, posting four poems and one revision of each as well as providing responses to one another’s poems.

Join Us in Italy This Coming May:

Write! Write! Write! in Tuscany!

A small Group Workshop with Sheila Bender 

Visit Il Chiostro 
For information about Writing It Real in Tuscany, Italy

May 21 – June 1, 2019!
Personalized writing workshop, tour of the area, fine cuisine and villa lodging!


Remember: When it comes to work-in-progress there is no bad writing, only opportunities for good writing. Beginning new work or reshaping older work? Sheila and the Writing It Real community will help you look into your creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry and short fiction, for surprises and wisdom. Join Writing It Real today. It’s the “write” place for expert guidance and tremendously useful resources.