WELCOME TO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS, RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTY! Come and enjoy Harveston Lake in Temecula and be part of an exciting community of writers and artists. We bring together emerging and established creative writers to socialize and get high quality feedback on their writing. We tailor our feedback to YOUR needs, including your specific level and genre. We don't just promote ideas, we have real world experience with editors and agents in top commercial and literary markets, including traditional publishing, reputable independent publishers, and self-publishing. Many of our writers also have college-level teaching and editing experience. 


Our READ AND RESPOND meetings have a unique format. We use professional workshop techniques geared toward your particular writing style, genre, and goals. All levels are welcome. This is an inclusive and encouraging environment that includes creative writers of all stripes.

We provide support and guidance to help you reach your goals, whether that involves commercial publication, self-publication, or writing for enjoyment and self-expression!

NEW AND EMERGING WRITERS: Even if you have just started or are thinking about writing but don't know where to start, you can attend and get inspired in a supportive environment.

From beautiful Harveston Lake in Wine Country Temecula, welcome!

WHAT WE OFFER: 1. Read and Respond. Join us every other Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in an inclusive and supportive environment to read and respond with fellow writers. Get feedback from peers and published authors. Bring 2-5 pages, several copies (depending on attendance). RSVP EARLY. THIS POPULAR WORKSHOP FILLS UP.

2. Thursday Night Craft Studio. Instruction on elements of craft. First Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. We will study plot, characterization, voice, dialog and other essential elements of writing craft. Open to all writers at any level, and to those interested in novel writing, memoir, and short story writing. RSVP on the meetup calendar. Workshops taught by Lisa Sanchez Powers, author, editor, and former University of California professor with a decade of university-level teaching experience. For more information, go  to https://www.dorlandartscolony.com/workshops.html . Proceeds benefit Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. 

3. Writing in the Vines Creative Writing Workshops.  We will use the inspirational setting of Harveston Lake (and Dorland Arts Colony, as announced) to bring to life the creative impulse. Last Sunday of every month from 1 - 3 p.m. This workshop is open to all, and will help you get your writing mojo on, whether you are just getting your feet wet or are an experienced writer. Workshops include guided instruction, exercises, writing prompts, and videos. Workshops taught by Lisa Sanchez Powers, author, editor, and former University of California professor with a decade of university-level teaching experience. For more information, go  to https://www.dorlandartscolony.com/workshops.html . Proceeds benefit Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. 

4. Lake House Salon and Social. Meet writers, artists, and musicians from Riverside and San Diego County. Join our merry band at Harveston Lake for barbecue/potluck, music, and friendship. Salon to be held as announced.


Read & Respond: every other Thursday as posted. 28900 Lakefront Rd., Temecula.

Come at 6:00 p.m. for drinks, snacks and good company. Readings begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. We provide an opportunity for Inland Empire and SD County writers to meet and share their work.

TO JOIN: Complete a meetup profile. You will receive an introductory email from the organizers. Always submit an RSVP for the meeting you want to attend and show up. We have time for each person to read up to 5 pages, double spaced, 12 point font.

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Nomos Review is an independent, non-profit literary magazine that is 100% volunteer run. We donate our time and exist for one reason only: to share your spectacular work with the world and present your work in a broad local and national forum. We are not a press and we are not associated with or sponsored by any press or profit making business enterprise.

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