STAR: Stay True and Real Writing Workshop

Join author Cate Berry as she leads small boutique writing workshops. Each week, there is a new topic such as friendship triangles, siblings, school lunches, etc. (Note: new adult class will hold alternative topics!) 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 (outside during Covid surges) in a beautiful Rosedale tree house studio.

Cost: $220/4 classes


5th/6th graders: Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM April 14, 21, 28 & May 5 (two spots left!)

8th/9th graders: Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM (one spot left!)


New! Adult Class: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM

$220 for four classes/workshops

*workshops will continue monthly, no pressure to resume although most do!

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.