STAR: Stay True and Real Writing Workshop

What people want right now is connection. A place to vent, laugh, share and consider what’s going on in the world. Join author Cate Berry as she leads small boutique workshops where people can discover cool things about themselves through writing. Each week, there is a new topic such as friendship triangles, siblings, school lunches, Taylor Swift (you get the idea) and more. (Note: new adult class will hold alternative topics!) Cate generates writing prompts based off the conversation and uses them as a springboard for class. The writing veers into personal narratives,  fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, romance, mystery, fan-fiction, poetry, and beyond. Most students continue workshop on a month-to-month basis, re-enrollment is not mandatory.

Cost: $220/4 classes


4th/5th graders: Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM 

8th/9th graders: Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM (two spots left!)

6th/7th graders: Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM

New! Adult Class: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM (You requested, I’m delivering! DM to register)

Workshops starting the week of January 3rd, 2022/$220 for four classes/workshops

*note this class will continue monthly

minimum: 6 students/maximum: 8 students

To register, email: or visit contact page on website


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.