Young writers workshop in Rochester MN

Young Writers Workshops

While we anxiously wait for the next opportunity to hold a workshop, check out all the fun we had at our past workshops

If you have an idea for something you'd like us to offer, please share!

Here's some feedback from our first Young Writers Workshop:

"I loved it!"

"I really liked the atmosphere."

"I liked 'YOU and a Local Author' best because we had the same interests and like to write the same things."

"The classes and teachers were engaging."

"This was cool!"

"There were so many writers like me!"

"I liked the one on one with an author."

"I liked learning how to publish a book."

"It was fun and I'll definitely write better now."

"The one on one session was best. I now have a better story."

“There were so many writers like me!” 


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 or

Host your own

Young Writers Workshop

Yes! Rochester Writing Lab will bring the writing workshop to you! We'll supply the Local Authors to instruct, while you supply the eager students to learn. Together we'll have a day of creativity and fun!

Here are a few reasons why hosting might be right for you:

  • You think ALL of your students would enjoy the opportunity to be creative under the instruction of Local Authors

  • You don't want to organize an event like this, much less the transportation to a similar event located out of town

  • You wish you had had more opportunities to write creatively as a child

  • You only have to send one email to get things started

Host your own young writers workshop






Summertime Writing

During the summer months, young writers can join a Local Author for instruction and writing help. Each week a different author will offer their insights on a specific writing technique during the first hour, while the second hour will be dedicated to helping young writers with their own writing. More Local Authors will be summoned for the second hour if necessary.


(We like to be needed!)

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