River Heron Writers' Workshops 

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Come write with us!

Creativity has no boundaries...


River Heron Review offers online and on site creative writing workshops throughout the year.  All writers, whether beginning or established, are welcome. Online workshops are offered on Tuesday evenings and are limited to eight participants. On site workshops are offered in Lahaska, (Monday mornings) and in New Hope, (Monday evenings), Pennsylvania and are limited to ten participants.  All writers, whether beginning or established, are welcome.

Our workshops are conducted according to the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method. This method emphasizes the existence of creative genius in each person and allows all writers to find their own voice within any genre or genres with which they are comfortable.

All writing used in our workshops is done on site, so participants will leave each session with first drafts, including commentary.  Writers will write to prompts designed to hone voice, craft, and their creative sense. Feedback is given in a positive manner and emphasizes the strengths within the writing. We have found that over the course of a series, writers generate a significant amount of new work while also improving their use of voice and craft.

We hope you will join us at one of our workshops. If you are seeking an encouraging environment in which to write and a supportive writing community in which to offer and receive feedback, our writing workshops are for you.  Come write with us!

RHR Appreciation Discount: Receive a 10% discount on the price of any workshop if you have previously attended one of our workshops or retreats. Enter code “RHR-WRITER” at checkout.

Sign up here for an AWA writing workshop.


AWA Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations
Fall 2019 - Registration is open

Lahaska, Pennsylvania

Monday Daytime with Robbin Farr

Location: Buckingham Friends Meeting House, Lahaska, PA
Time: 10:00 A.M. to Noon

Dates: (Eight sessions per series)
September 23
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18

Cost: $240.00
This Workshop is not affiliated with any religious organization

New Hope, Pennsylvania

Monday Evenings with Judith Lagana
Location:  St. Philips Episcopal Church, New Hope, PA
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. 

Dates: (Eight sessions per series)
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $240.00
This Workshop is not affiliated with any religious organization.


Wednesday Evenings with Judith Lagana

Location: Online
Time: 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Sessions are conducted LIVE, in real time, through Google Hangouts/Meet

Email editors@riverheronreview.com with questions.
Check back for more information regarding our one, two, or three-week session series offerings.

Philadelphia area AWA workshops

If you live in the Philadelphia area, check out these AWA-affiliated workshops:

Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio
Workshops, Manuscript reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Allison Hicks

Philadelphia Writers' Workshop
Tuesday Night Workshops, Manuscript reviews
Flourtown, PA
Contact:  Rachel Kobin
(610) 449-3773 | Rachel@phillywriters.com