Cast Off!

Cast Off! Workshops to Inspire New Writing!

Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn: Sundays, August 18th – October 27th 2019

Create new writing from a variety of prompts, and get immediate, positive feedback in a relaxed, judgement-free space. Long-term participants have the option of receiving written critique for their drafts or finished works.

Rough to Ready! A Six week Works in Progress Workshop

Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn: Sundays, November 10th – December 15th, 2019

Get written feedback on pre-submitted work, plus ample in-person discussion in a relaxed, judgement-free space, as well as in-class writing and feedback to creative prompts.

Writing tutoring, editing help, and private consultations can also be arranged as well.



“A writer is someone who writes.”  ~ William Stafford

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.’s mother, by many sources, though often attributed to Mark Twain. I’m putting my money on the unnamed mother.

“Leslie’s Cast Off! workshops offer novice and experienced writers a safe and supportive space to generate new work. Her creative spirit makes her workshops fun and engaging. Also, I loved the way the AWA method allowed me to feel at ease and take risks with my writing. Leslie did a great job encouraging everyone to participate and provide positive craft-focused feedback.”

Kathy – Brooklyn, NY

When I write in workshop sessions with Leslie, I’m riveted to my seat. She has things to say in her writing that are all her. Sign-up for a workshop and give her approach a try. She is passionate and committed to the idea that everyone is an artist with something unique to express. The AWA method she uses to facilitate writing sessions is supportive, stimulating, and free of judgement. I emerge from doing a “write” having heard myself more clearly and connecting with others in the group in ways I had not imagined. I can recommend Leslie’s workshops without reservation.”


Diane – Newburyport, MA