Writing Classes/Presentations:

Cate has taught classes on comedy and writing for over five years at The Writing Barn, Society for Children’s Writers and Illustrators, Writers League of Texas and beyond. Please inquire about your particular wishes!

STAR: Stay True and Real Writing Workshop

Join author Cate Berry as she leads small boutique writing workshops for young people. Each week, there is a new topic such as friendship triangles, siblings, school lunches, etc. Cate generates writing prompts based off the conversation and uses them as a springboard for class. Students continue workshop on a month-to-month basis, re-enrollment is not mandatory. Workshop is in person in a beautiful Austin tree house studio.

Cost: $220/4 classes

Rolling enrollment. Contact to add a group!

Current class: 9th/10th graders: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM

To register, email: or visit contact page on website


Private Mentorships and Critiques:

[As of 9/2022 Cate is booked with 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.