The Writers Nest

2019/2020 Schedule


Magic Mondays | 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Writing Group for Girls | 6th-8th grade

Pop-Up Thursdays | 5:45-7:30 p.m.
*   “Thank You Thursdays” Letter Writing Adventures
*   Painting and Poetry Workshops with Victoria Mimiaga

Fourth/Fifth Grade Fridays | 3:45-5:15 p.m. Writing Group for Girls

Tuesday – Saturday | Individual Writing Consultations by Appointment

October 9 | Parent Talk – Reading & Writing with your Kids | Salesian College Prep
October 23
| Educator Appreciation Night | Books Inc, Laurel Village San Francisco
November 23
| Attitude of Gratitude Workshop | The Writers Nest
December 21
| Solstice Celebration Workshop | The Writers Nest
Spring 2020
| Numeroventi Creative Writing Workshop | Florence, Italy

Contact me for dates & registration info. ✍️

Karen Benke Visits
The Writers Nest is a nurturing space where you can settle in, dive deep, and commit to starting and finishing writing projects. I’ve been at the writing game for a while and offer encouragement while structuring manageable deadlines that aren’t terrifying. As a writing guide / mentor, I lead experimental writing groups and assist reluctant writers, and those who want their work to cross over to publication. I’ve studied with many generous teachers and am familiar with the monkey mind tricks of avoidance, doubt, fear, and procrastination. I’ve been told I also make the process of writing fun.