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Connecting a passionate group of local authors with other inspired writers to further build Rochester's creative community




“There were so many writers like me!” 


February 29, 2020
Chatfield, MN

Surviving School Drama: writerly lessons from fairy tales, movies, and fandom!

What do writers of fairy tales, movies, and fanfiction have in common? Everything! Learn tips from familiar tales about characters, settings, and story creation for every genre, from fantasy to modern-day drama. If you are a young writer in grades 6-12, join us for a day of writing revelation.


March 14, 2020
Rochester, MN

Writers' Clash of the Titans:
the struggle is real!

From setting the scene to crafting villains to creating tension from the first sentence of your story, we’ll battle to the bitter end! If you are a young writer in grades 6-12, join us for the ultimate writing experience.

Local Authors/Instructors

Jennifer L. Davidson 

The Kody Burkoff Mystery Series:

Crossing Carol

Justice for Julia

Missing Maggie

Jennifer L. Davidson is the creator of Rochester Writing Lab for the sole purpose of providing opportunity for those creative types who want to delve deeper into the literary arts.


She has written three books in the Kody Burkoff Mystery Series and is hard at work on her fourth stand-alone novel. She enjoys writing, reading, and sharing with others all that she’s learned while climbing, crawling, and skipping along the winding, and sometimes treacherous, path to becoming an author.

To learn more about Jennifer, visit www.jenniferldavidsonwriter.com or facebook.com/jldwriter

RWL in the Classroom

Invite Rochester Writing Lab into your classroom! Simply choose from the many sessions available and a local author will take over, providing instruction and necessary supplies, AND get your students excited about where their imaginations can take them.

host a writing workshop

Want to get students in your school excited about writing? Consider hosting your own Young Writers Workshop. We'll do the work while you reap the rewards!

Creative Writing  Rap Session

Up for trying something new? Offer your students a different option for refocusing their attention while they explore their creative side.

writing & editing help

Feeling stuck? Request backup when you need editing or story construction help with any writing project.

The Reason Behind RWL

We are advocates for the literary arts and believe every student, no matter the age, deserves a chance to explore their creative side, because not all of us grow up to become mathematicians, scientists, or doctors. Some of us can't help but find beauty in words, constantly striving to write that perfect paragraph that will move a reader to tears (from sadness, fear, or maybe even both!). So, if RWL can provide an opportunity for those students who have a story to tell, then we feel like we're doing something good in the world. And in the end, that's all that really matters. 

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