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Writing is a Process of

Know what works for you.


Our courses are all offered virtually, via Zoom, and all courses will be done synchronously. Most courses will be offered once a week, in three-hour blocks, for either six or eight weeks. We will also offer one-time only live, synchronous masterclasses

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Previous Workshop Offerings


Shepard Verbas,

Director of Programs and Services at The LOFT: LGBTQ Community Center

“LGBTQ+ storytelling is such an essential part of the fabric of our community, but finding your voice and confidence in sharing your story can be challenging. Not only is Steven [Salvatore] just a complete joy to be around, they are also an expert at breaking down the writing process ensuring everyone they're working with feels supported and empowered to push themselves. I've worked with Steven to organize LGBTQ+ creative writing programs for all age ranges, and they are always professional, relatable and get incredible feedback from participants. No matter what level of experience you are, if you are interested in tapping into your inner story and sharing it with the world I would highly recommend Steven's workshops!"

Nicolas DiDomizio, author of Burn It All Down and The Gay Best Friend

"All my manuscripts have been tremendously improved by Steven Salvatore's surgeon-like ability to identify and strengthen the heartbeat of any novel. Everything from flow and structure to plot and character development is addressed with Steven's consistently clear, direct, and actionable feedback. I can't recommend Steven enough for anyone looking to take their writing to the next level!”

Rodello S., 

former workshop student

“Steven’s feedback is supportive, straightforward, and practical, and their teaching style is best described as constructive encouragement. Steven’s workshops will help writers of all levels hone their craft, share their queer voices, and make their visions shine.." 

Harrie Mulé,

former workshop student

"Salvatore provides a welcoming environment to all levels of writers and he has developed tools for writers that will take you from a blank page to a final product.  It’s a very rewarding journey!  Do it!  I highly recommend Salvatore’s class, and I’ll see you there!”

Napoleon V., 

former workshop student

“[Steven Salvatore is] incredibly selfless and supportive, offering valuable feedback to all writers. I have grown immensely as a writer because of them and I am very grateful for how they took the time to read and evaluate my submissions." 

Joe F.,

former workshop student 

"The eight weeks in the memoir workshop […] and the people l've met, have helped me to incorporate my gayness into my life and have made me a happier person. ‘Thank you’ seems like too little for such a gift; however, I know, as a teacher, that ‘thank you’ is a lot. Thank you!"

Michael C.,

former workshop student 

[Steven Salvatore’s] constructive critiques provide helpful ways to improve your writing ability. A clear and concise approach enables the writer to easily absorb his wisdom. Also, a kind approach makes you feel comfortable when submitting personal writing submissions, especially those with LGBT themes. Steven understands the nuances of writing along with ways to improve grammar, punctuation, and spelling. As a published author and instructor, Steven has the experience to back up his talents as a writer.”

Morgan Boecher,

former workshop student and author / illustrator of the graphic novel What's Normal Anyway? 

"Steven is as kind, honest, savvy and encouraging a writing instructor as one could hope for. He guided my writing project for four years, helping me grow it into a complete manuscript I feel confident pitching to agents and publishers. Some of the most meaningful difference he made was building a space where our LGBTQ+ writers’ group felt safe to explore queer, creative expression - and have a blast doing so! "
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Kelly C.,

former workshop student 

“Not only did [Steven Salvatore] teach me how to write, but they helped me fall in love with it.”
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