Hello.

 

I’m the author of a poetry collection and three 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 visiting 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 for children internationally and, closer to home, in the San Francisco Bay Area at The Writers Nest located in a converted lumber mill, circa 1892.

 



2019 Schedule

 

Magic Mondays | 5:45-7:40 p.m.  Writing Group for Girls | 6th-7th grade
Pop-Up Teen Thursdays | 5:45-7:30 p.m. Writing Group for Girls | 7th-9th grade
Fourth/Fifth Grade Fridays | 3:45-5:15 p.m. Writing Group for Girls
Tuesday – Saturday | Individual sessions by appointment

Feb. 14, March 21, April 18 | Writing w/ 6th-8th graders  | Mill Valley Public Library
March 9 |
3:00 p.m. Meet and Greet | Book Passage SF Ferry Building
March 15 |
(Time TBA) Poetry Platform | Tam Valley Community Center
March 27 – 30
| Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) | Portland, Oregon
April 13 | Rip ALL the Pages! Half-Day Adventure | Book Passage Bookstore
July 6 | Numeroventi Letter Writing Workshop | Florence, Italy
August 16 – 17 | Adventure for writers ages 9-14 | The Writers Nest

Contact me for dates, registration, info.

 

To support children’s creative literacy via Writing Adventures visit:
Patreon.com/KarenBenke or direct at  Paypal.me/KarenBenke



 

Leap Write In

Rip The Page


Karen’s Books Available For Purchase
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