The Word Studio's teachers have included Miriam Peskowitz (author of The Mommy Wars and coauthor of The Daring Book for Girls), Nomi Eve (author of two novels, most recently Henna House), Pam Jenoff (author of six novels, including The Kommandant's Girl), Ilene Raymond Rush (journalist and essayist), Rosalind Warren (New York Times essayist), and Marie Lamba (agent and author with Jennifer de Chiara Literary Agency).

Janet will teaching at three venues this spring.

1. On Saturday, March 7, Janet will be one of two instructors at the annual conference of the Pearl Buck International Writing Center, near Doylestown, PA. The day will include readings by the two instructors. Janet will teach Find Your Unique Vision to Jump-Start Your Writing. Visit here to sign up for the conference. Cost is $50 for the entire day's workshops and readings. Here's a description of the conference and other workshops at the former home of world-renowned author Pearl Buck:

2. On April 11, a full-day retreat will be co-presented with Lynn Rosen of Open Book at a manor house in Blue Bell, PA; called THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD, it will feature workshops with Janet on finding and developing a wide range of narrative voices and character voices. Cost: $185 through March 1st, $195 beginning March 2nd. Spaces are limited. Click here to sign up now or find out more.

3. Janet will offer an eight-week workshop in the first session of Drexel University's new program of writing workshops for adults, STORYLAB. Class runs from April through early June. Learn more and sign up through Drexel's site:

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