Summer/Fall Creative Writing Groups

Workshops led by bestselling author, ELLEN SUE STERN.

REGISTER  at 612.910.9126 or ella88220@gmail.com


This six-week, small group experience is designed to fuel creativity, build confidence, jumpstart momentum and provide strategies for writing, branding and promoting your work.

DATES   Tuesdays, September 11th, 18th, 25th. October 2nd, 9th, 16th    6-9 pm

PLACE:   849 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul

FEE          $250 Includes light refreshments and one individual coaching session. Special discount for the “buddy system”when two people register at the same time.

Maximum six-eight participants.

Individual Coaching also available. Perfect for individuals seriously committed to developing a concept or bringing a manuscript to the point of publication.

  •  LETTERS TO MY LOVE: A Healing Writing Workshop

Join us in a safe, sacred space designed to capture memories and express the immeasurable loss of a life partner through the cathartic experience of creative writing.  Confidentiality assured.

DATES    Sundays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.  5-8 pm

PLACE     849 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul

FEE          $200  Includes light refreshments, a copy of Living with Loss: Meditations for Grieving Widows and lots of kleenex. Click HERE for more info on support groups and other bereavement resources.

Maximum six to eight participants to nurture optimal trust and healing

Individual coaching for one on one support available on a limited basis.


Living with chronic pain sucks. I could use more eloquent language,  but telling the truth about our lives in a zero-tolerance judgment zone is what this writing workshop is all about. For a more detailed breakdown of some of the topics covered click HERE.

DATES     Thursday nights, September 13th, 20th, 27th, Oct 4th, 11th, and 18th   5-8 pm

PLACE       849 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul

FEE           $250. Includes a customized journal and heating pads on demand.

Maximum 8-10 partipants

Individual coaching available in person or remotely due to the nature of chronic illness.

REGISTER at 612.910.9126 or at ella88220@gmail.com (Put writing groups in subject line)

Behind The Scenes at Ellen Sue Stern’s Creative Writing Groups 

Read Q & A Cover story about Ellen Sue’s writing career



ELLEN SUE STERN is the author of twenty books, translated to 14 languages. She is a professional writing coach and workshop facilitator with twenty-five years experience in concept development, editing, branding, publishing, literary agenting, and motivational speaking.


“Ellen Sue Stern is a magical writer who speaks to people where they live.”-Gail Rosenblum, Columnist, Minneapolis StarTribune and author,  “A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality and More.

“Elle is an amazing leader and teacher. Her workshops inspire participants, filling them with a writer’s light.”- June Berkowitz, owner, Nina’s Coffee Cafe

“Everybody needs a kick in the ass at one time or another to get a project started or to bring it to fruition. No one is better at that gentle, but firm inspiration than Ellen Sue Stern.” -Liz Dubelman, author,  founder, Vidlit.com and Digital Daughter

“I had the incredible fortune of studying publishing, marketing, and business development directly under Ellen Sue Stern. She is, quite literally, the best.”-Nate Uri  founder,  Prohibition Kombucha and Hello Fax 

“Ellen Sue Stern was instrumental in helping me build confidence and expand the branding skills which have served me well in developing my career.”- Katelyn Mariah,  author, Empowered Health and Wellness: Awakening the Inner Physician

“Inspirational and practical at the same time, Ellen Sue’s workshops were like getting magic lessons from Houdini or waltzing lessons from Fred Astaire.”-Charles Pappas, Senior Editor, Exhibitor Magazine and author, It’s a Bitter Little World: Learn Life’s Hard Lessons from Film Noir

“Ellen Sue Stern is a gifted writer and coach. She will gently explore your psyche to help you see the gifts that you have to share with the world.- Robert Fellows, author, Easily Fooled and founder, workandwellness.com 

Elle fosters an environment where judgment is banished, growth is fostered, and humanity in all its forms is embraced,” Nicole Ross, workshop participant. 

“In addition to her deep inventory of works-having written 20 books, Ellen Sue is sharp, contains the innate ability to identify and get to the heart of the matter and goes out of her way to extensively support others.”-Mark Shapiro, Podcast Host, founder, AreYouBeingReal.com 



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