Cast Off!

Hi there,

Cast Off is literally casting off (on a sailboat!) so the motivating and gifted writer and educator Kathy Moore is taking up the helm, so to speak, in NYC for the upcoming series of writing workshops at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music! Join up! Kathy is trained in the Amherst Writers & Artists method of gentle and encouraging writing workshop leadership, has years of experience as an English and ESL teacher, and her writing is wryly hilarious, devastating, poignant, and relatable all at once. I know from experience that she’s really fun to write with! Get your writing out of the doldrums (you’ll miss my sailing puns, right?), and go for it! Details below. In the meantime follow our future sailing and creative endeavors on Instagram, @seasicserpent 

Creative Writing Workshop
Sunday 11am – 1pm
January 12- February 23, 2020*

Don’t leave your stories untold. Join a small supportive group of writers and find yourself producing and listening to new works of fiction, memoir, poetry and essays through the celebrated Amherst Writers & Artists Method. Novice writers welcome. Writing is an art form for everyone.
Includes tasty snacks.

$250 for six sessions.
$200 if you have previously taken a workshop or class at Jalopy.
Single sessions also available.

Email to register or for more information.

*Skips February 16, President’s Day Weekend

Writing tutoring, editing help, and private consultations with Leslie Fierro 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.

“The workshop I took with Leslie was a delight! Leslie is a creative genius–she took an ordinary object and turned it into a prompt that got me writing a scene for a short story. Leslie kept the group focused and encouraged all of us to share our writing–scary for some, but made easier by her warm smile and supportive personality. Whether you are a beginning writer or an experienced one, a Cast Off! Workshop will steer you in the right direction.”

Laurie – Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Leslie created a supportive environment where writers of all levels could feel comfortable. I love her energy and humor and smarts! She definitely made me feel welcome and like I was in a playful, creative zone where I could really get into the flow, explore, go all kinds of places with my writing and not be judged harshly. She gave me great feedback on my pieces and made me feel like she was truly listening, truly interested in my stories.”


Jen – Bethel, Connecticut