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Home of young adult fiction writer Rob Costello

Teaching

 Inspiration courtesy of the  Word Garden  

Inspiration courtesy of the Word Garden 

I teach the craft of fiction writing to both young people and adults. 

Since 2014, I’ve been on the faculty of the annual Whole Novel Workshop at the Highlights Foundation in Milanville, PA, where I co-lead The Writer’s Brain Trust, a unique, interactive workshop I’ve developed with my friend and teaching partner, Nicole Valentine, where writers are guided in leading a discussion of their own work.

I also frequently offer writing workshops to teen writers in the Ithaca, NY area with my friend and teaching partner, Anne Mazer. We have led successful workshops at the annual Spring Writes Literary Festival of the Finger Lakes and at Buffalo Street Books, and have recently begun offering a four-week program for after school or homeschooled teens entitled The Art & Practice of Creative Writing. If you are in the Ithaca area and would like to find out more about our workshops, please feel free to contact me.

I have lectured on various aspects of the craft of creative writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Tompkins Cortland Community College, the Spring Writes Literary Festival of the Finger Lakes, the Highlights Foundation, and at the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium.

I am also available for group or one-on-one creative writing instruction. Drop me a line to find out more.