Candlelight Writers Workshops at River Bend

Candlelight Writing Workshops are held spring, fall, and winter at River Bend Bookshop, as a motivator for writing, as a community builder for writers, and as a teaching tool.  Workshops are typically held in-person at the bookshop; 2020 Workshops are meeting virtually over Zoom.


Here's what is going on at River Bend for writers:


Workshops - Registration Required

Register now: Send an email to janegordonjulien@gmail[dot]com

For Information Visit Candlelight Writing Workshops


Fall Workshop 1: Return to Your Writing

A six-week Candlelight Writing Workshop taught by Candlelight Writing Workshops founder Jane Gordon Julien.

This workshop will seek to inspire and motivate writers to return to their work in spite of rancorous national politics and the pandemic. Along with a plethora of other challenges.  The workshop's final week will focus on the process for submitting to literary journals and numerous other publications. Writers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Cost:  $240 / Space is limited.



Writing Prompts

Candlelight Writing Workshops offers free weekly writing prompts. Go to and challenge yourself.


Jane Gordon Julien hosting writers' workshops at River Bend BookshopCandlelight Writers Workshops at River Bend are hosted by Jane Gordon JulienJane, an essayist and journalist, is a longtime contributing writer to The New York Times. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Northeast Magazine, and NBC/ and was recently included in the anthology, “Words Matter.” She has served as an adjunct journalist professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut. Jane holds a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was an assistant editor at the literary journal Lumina, and a bachelor’s degree from the highly acclaimed University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.