Becoming a skilled writer unleashes demons, doubt, fears and anxieties for which writers are often unprepared. Many who want to write fear they lack the talent or tenacity required of the dedicated writer. Marita leads workshops where these subjects are not taboo, are discussed openly and where writers find and create community. Through writing exercises inspired by her many years as a master teacher, participants break through the psychological barriers that cripple their attempts to write with regularity and confidence.

Marita Golden’s 2019 Workshops and Seminars

The Book Business A-Z:
How to Write and Sell Your Book

If you want to be a published writer this seminar is for you. This daylong workshop will answer the most common questions about the publishing industry and how you can become a part of it.

What does an agent do and how can I find the right one?
What is a book proposal and how do I write one?
Is self-publishing right for me?
How important is social media?
How does a book become a best seller?

You will get the answers to those questions and more, learn how the industry actually works and get feed-back on your writing project.

Saturday September 28th 10-4 (lunch included)
11506 Tommy Court
Mitchellville, Md., 20721
Tuition $250.00


First Draft

A Two-Day Fall Writing Intensive

Start recharge and develop your writing practice

If you want to develop and deepen your writing, this two-day workshop will provide a supportive space. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers.

You will learn how to fill your narrative with the crucial
dramatic elements of a great read.

In this weekend intensive you will

Write a lot
Get feedback on and discussion of your project
Read published stories that are deeply effective and
find out how and why
Be part of a supportive writing group

Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day (lunch included)
11506 Tommy Court
Mitchellville, Maryland 20721
Tuition: $450.00

You can register with a deposit of $250 to reserve your spot or pay in full.
You will receive a confirmation letter upon receipt of deposit or full tuition.
All full payments must be made by November 1st.


Register with a deposit of $250


Pay full tuition of $450.00

In addition, Marita also offers the following workshops

I Want to Write: 2 Day Workshop
You want to write but can’t create or sustain a consistent writing life. You want to write but fear and self-censorship chip away at your confidence. After years of holding a story in your heart you are ready to tell that story but you need guidance and support. This two- day workshop (open to writers in all genres) will introduce you to the basics of powerful writing and show you how to write regularly with authority and how to master the language needed to write stories your readers will remember. This is a great workshop for experienced writers who need to “reboot” their writing lives.

Elements of Fiction

This workshop will focus on the central elements of fiction-plot, scenes and narrative. This workshop for writers with in-progress short stories or novels will focus on the technique of creating scenes that are dramatic, narrative that is compelling and revealing and a plot that keeps the reader interested. In the workshop we will read examples of published writing, discuss and critique participant’s stories and create new work.

How To Get Agent-Ready

This one- day workshop is perfect for any writer who wants to get their fiction or non-fiction book published. You’ll learn how to write a manuscript that is literary agent and publisher ready, how to find the best agent for you and your book, and the top three things agents look for in a manuscript. We’ll discuss and evaluate your project and you’ll get advice on how to prepare for and what to expect on the page to publisher journey. If you have an agent but are looking for a new one, or if you want to find your first agent, this workshop will answer the most frequently asked questions and will provide hard-to-find advice and guidance.

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