2021 Writing Workshops

The Writers Workshops are for writers who want to focus on a work-in-progress. Course participants should come with a draft of their work they are ready to share for detailed feedback and revision suggestions. Additionally, participants will be asked to provide supportive and challenging feedback to other workshop participants with the goals of helping one another develop insight and build skill. In addition to our weekly review and critique sessions, Naomi will provide readings on craft, writing that fuels inspiration, and writing prompts designed to feed your imagination and dream of new possibilities for your work.

Naomi teaches all Writers Workshop Classes through WOW! Women on Writing.

The Writers Workshop-Creative Nonfiction


The Writers Workshop-Speculative Memoir

Nine weeks: April 26th-June 27th Register here!

The Writers Workshop-Lyric Essay and Prose Poetry

Nine weeks: August 30th-October 31st Register here!


Naomi Kimbell was an incredible instructor. She was flexible and adapted to the needs of the class and she genuinely explored the conversation of “what is speculative memoir” with curiosity and integrity. Her intelligence and warmth made for a safe and stimulating environment. I wouldn’t hesitate to take a course with her again! ~ Laraine Herring (previous WOW class participant)

Naomi’s class is one of the most inspiring classes I’ve ever taken! I’ve never been a flowery writer, and often focused more on meaning, rather than sentence structure and word choice. Writing a lyric essay is something I’ve always dreamed of, but I didn’t really understand the concept until I took her class, “Music, Truth, and the Towns Inside Us: A Cross-Genre Exploratory Workshop.” It changed my life! I now understand how to edit sentences and words down to syllables and consonants to make my prose sing. She created a vibrant learning atmosphere, full of rooms, prompts, videos, and discussion. I know Naomi’s class has made me a better writer, and I can’t thank her enough! ~ Angela M. (previous WOW class participant)