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

Would you like to join a vibrant small group Zoom workshop that meets every other week for four sessions via Zoom?  Click here for information on how to enroll through Il Chiostro for the next one in September.

“Much credit and gratitude to you, my master teacher, extraordinaire!”~ Katherine Clark, 2021 winner of the Amy Lowel Prize from the New England Poetry Club

Click here to visit the Writing it Real online class page for descriptions of all my classes and to enroll.


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.


Writing It Real Has Created Four Themed Anthologies of Writing It Real Members’ Work.
Please download free pdf editions of each by clicking on the book covers and enjoy fine writing from personal experience.

How and Why We WriteHoliday Times
On MishearingPleasures Taken