Who Are You? A Writing Workshop for Young People

Beyoncé or Billie Eilish? Plain cheese or fully loaded pizza? Life is about choices, preferences, big and teeny. Knowing who we are, authentically, helps us navigate through peer pressure and tricky situations with confidence and integrity. Beginning with some fun shares, moving into list making, mind maps, doodles and fun writing prompts, author Cate Berry leads this writing workshop on getting to the bottom of what we love (and detest!), as a way of claiming our unique voices, as our birthrights.

Rising 4th/5th graders: Thursdays 3:30-5:30 PM, July 9th-30th

Rising 6th/7th graders: Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM, July 9th-30th


*note this class will continue monthly (please inquire about older groups as well)

minimum: 6 students/maximum: 8 students

To register, email:

Private Mentorships and Critiques:

Come study with me privately! This is my favorite way to work with students. I’d love to talk with you about your goals, passions and challenges on your writing journey so far. Each student will discuss and develop an individualized monthly plan of study with a three month commitment. Hard working and dedicated students wishing to take their work to the next level are encouraged apply. Email me directly for pricing.

Each month will include [this is a general guideline, can be adjusted for each student]:

  • Rigorous reading and analysis of picture books with comments and feedback
  • Daily exercises based on the individuals needs per Cate’s assessment
  • 3-4 new or revised Picture Books for critique
  • Individual student study TBD after first consultation
  • Monthly phone call

Individual Critiques:

If you’re looking for help on a particular manuscript, I offer individual one time critiques for $150-$200 depending on length and follow up. I adore helping others with their stories at any stage of the process. Email me directly through my contact page for the fastest response.