Writing Workshops & Tutoring

Teen Creative Writing Workshops

Spalding MFA in Writing Graduation Berlin, 2014.
Summer 2017

Storyteller’s Workshop for Teens

INFORMAL MEETUP Tuesday- Drop by this Tuesday, June 27th, at The Coffee House at Second & Bridge in Franklin to say hello and ask questions. I’ll be in the front room from 10AM-11:30AM sipping delicious espresso and scribbling in my journal. 🙂

Spend a few fun mornings this summer getting creative with activities like: journaling, storytelling, nature/travel writing, word games, fun AND thoughtful writing prompts, mentor feedback, and practice “reading” your work. This is a relaxed, find-your-voice writing workshop/meet-up in Franklin, TN. Workshops will be held at The Coffee House at Second & Bridge (front room). Lots of writerly mojo here! Drop-ins welcome!!

Who: Teens 12 & up

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM Start and end times will be prompt. *Note: Please come a little early if ordering food or drink. The crepes are divine!)

Dates (Tuesdays & Thursday mornings):

June 27 – Informal meet up at The Coffee House at Second & Bridge.

June 29 –  The Coffee House at Second & Bridge. (TBD)

July 18 – The Coffee House at Second & Bridge

July 20 – The Coffee House at Second & Bridge

July 25 – Karen’s Wee Writing Cottage on Mercury Drive (healthy light snack provided)

July 27 – The Coffee House at Second & Bridge – “The Readings” (Listeners welcome at 10:45am)

Cost: By donation or simply patronize The Coffee House at Second & Bridge!

Register here (optional, but preferred!): https://squareup.com/store/kc-wordshop

What to bring: blank, lined journal, sharpened pencil or pen, water bottle, money for The Coffee Shop at Second & Bridge if ordering, and optimism!

Questions?? Fire away!


    *Writing and Movement” – Tap into your inner voice and build positive body awareness in a new writing and  movement class, located at Form Fitness, an innovative and transformative fitness studio in Franklin, TN.

    Next session: Fall 2017 (TBA)

    WRITING INSTRUCTOR: Karen Chronister, M.F.A. in Writing (The WordShop)

    FITNESS/MOVEMENT Certified Trainer: Kelly Kanski (Form Fitness)

    *WHO: Teens age 12 and up.


    GOAL: Transformation, Empowerment, Self-Awareness, and Self-Expression through the creative art of writing and movement, plus improved writing skills and health!

    Form Fitness Studio: 2231 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN (Grassland)

    Cost: $395 per person, inclusive (1 hour small group movement/fitness instruction, writing materials, 1:15 hour guided writing and reading activities)

    *If you would like more information, please sign up for the mailing list in the side bar (to the right). Thank you!



    *One-on-one, in-person and video mentoring sessions, two times/week.

    *Set goals based on mentee’s needs and wants.

    *Minimum three month session.

    *Per project also available.

    *(Options: Line editing, college entrance essay, fiction, essay, prose, language arts, reading, critical essay)



    Adult Writing Workshops

    *Small groups: limited to 6 – 10 participants.

    *6 Week Creative Writing Workshop, two-hour sessions

    *Fiction elements, travel writing, prose, creative non-fiction (your stories), soul letters (writing as healing).

    *Weekend intensives available. Want a creative get-a-way with your friends? Weekend workshop created for your group’s specific goals.


    “My daughter loves you—and she would tell me otherwise! Thank you for working with her this year. She’s excited about what she’s writing.”

    A Happy Parent


    Questions?? Fire away!