I’m the author of a poetry collection and four creative writing adventure books:     Rip the Page!, Leap Write In!, Write Back Soon! and Rip ALL the Pages! 52 Tear Out Adventures for Creative Writers. A writing guide and traveling author, I create books for the young and young-at-heart to explore and expand their imaginations.               A recipient of a few grants and awards, and residencies from Hedgebrook, Numeroventi, The Moth, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I lead writing adventures internationally and, closer to home, in the San Francisco Bay Area at The Writers Nest located in a converted lumber mill, circa 1892. Find my books in Korean, Chinese, and Russian editions.
If you would like a consultation by phone or in person, contact me at karen@karenbenke.com. If you can recommend my books to your local library,
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Karen’s Books Available For Purchase
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