All genres welcome! All currently enrolling workshops are listed below. All classes are facilitated in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method, in which all shared writing is treated with respect and honor. The focus is on the writing itself, and the writer will learn what is strong, what is memorable, and what people admire in his/her first-draft work, as well as receive supportive feedback and strategies for continued work on submitted manuscripts. Snacks and tea and unstructured writerly hangout-time included!


Upcoming Friday Weekly Workshops

for Writers in All Genres/at All Levels

$285 for past participants and $325 for new students for each Friday workshop listed!

Note: Kate’s current Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 workshops are closed for enrollment, and, she may add a short course or two in winter, so stay tuned–and see you in 2018!


Editing School: A Weekly Revision Workshop for All Writers

WEEKLY on Fridays, May 4 – June 8, 2018 (6 sessions)

All manuscripts for first round critique discussions will be due to instructor via email ten days before class starts.

This is the workshop in which you take what you’ve drafted in Drafting School, and/or what you’ve finished in Finishing School, and make it stronger! This unique (and, frankly, somewhat experimental) revision workshop will operate differently than most. Its goal is to give you the power–and challenge–of being in the driver’s seat of your own critique discussion and make you a stronger editor of your own work!

Participants will share their manuscripts with the workshop twice. The first time, instructor and classmates will simply read the manuscript in preparation for class. In class, the writer will present a narrative self-critique of the manuscript which will, using a template Kate will provide, articulate what the writer wants to change, and why, and specific ways s/he will play with making those changes. Instructor and class will generate, based on their reading of the manuscript, additional options that support these desired changes. For the second round of critique, instructor and classmates will read and respond to the revised manuscript, which will include the narrative self-critique previously completed, in terms of how well they see the writer’s changes achieving her/his desired ends. Instructor and classmates will offer additional strategies for reaching these goals as well as provide additional feedback using a second template Kate will provide. Manuscripts will be limited to 25 pages of prose (size 12, double spaced, one inch margins) or ten pages (no formatting restrictions) of poetry or hybrid work.


Workshop Cost and Payment Due Date: Join us at the workshop table! $285 for past participants and $325 for new students for each Friday workshop listed above; registration form and payment is required to hold your place.

Class Size is Limited: These private workshops are limited to 9 participants (with the exception of generative workshops, which are limited to 11), plus the facilitator. Writers in all genres and at all levels are invited to participate. 

How Do I Reserve a Space? Email kate (@) kateasche (dot) com and request the brief registration form. To complete registration (and reserve your place), return your completed registration form by mail along with payment. Registrations are accepted in the order received and payment is due at time of registration. (Referred by a friend? Ask about my referral program—you may both be eligible for discounts!)  **Note: PayPal and credit cards accepted; there is a small processing fee. For details, email kate (@) kateasche (d0t) com.**

Time and Location: We will write together in Kate’s upstairs writing loft at 18th & J in Midtown Sacramento on FRIDAY AFTERNOONS; classes begin at 4:30 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. Arrive at a little early to park and pay the meter. Parking policies have changed recently, so please familiarize yourself with street meter (they take credit card) and garage options and policies at (This probably goes without saying, but just in case: Kate is not responsible for your parking choice or any tickets, but she can refer you to more information, so contact her if you need it!)

(Looking for a submitting and publishing course to round out your year? Consider joining Kate Asche, with Janna Marlies Maron, for one of their Sub Parties and get your submitting & publishing juices flowing!)