I have worked with Elisabeth McKetta for years. She discusses your work as if it were alive. – Michelle Lee, Pushcart Prize Nominee

Elisabeth was a wizard at helping me work through an unstructured project and reminding me of what I can do well. – Nancy Napier, author of LIVEculture

Elisabeth always provides a keen critical eye for story and structure. – Lynn C. Miller, author of The Day After Death

My Method for Teaching Writing  

All of my writing workshops focus on giving positive feedback to new work as well as using thoughtful, supportive techniques to help each piece of writing find its ideal version. I combine writing prompts with discussion of craft in order to help each writer find a strategy for structuring big works of art into small, manageable sections. Workshops are open to writers of all experience levels. 

Currently I teach writing for Harvard Extension School; my courses include business/professional writing, the academic essay, the fairy tale, and Jazz Age literature. I also offer occasional workshops for the Idaho Writers Guild, The Cabin, and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as for elementary, middle, and high schools. I welcome inquiries for private or custom-designed workshops. 

 

Custom-designed Writing Workshops  

I  build and facilitate creativity/craft workshops tailored to the needs of individual writers and groups. Topics taught include poetry, memoir, writing for performance, hero’s journey narratives, sending work to journals or publishers, getting started, book-finishing. I also offer core critique groups in any genre for writers seeking deadlines and the regular discussion of their work. 

When: Workshops may be one-time events or offered on a recurring basis. 

Where: At your venue (school, office, home) or at my studio, or through a web-conference.

Cost: Determined by number of attendees and amount of preparation.