The Writing Studio

The Writing Studio

Professional
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
(45 Reviews)

Elana Golden teaches writing through the use of the personal story for the sake of peacemaking and beauty. She founded the Los Angeles based Writing Studio™ in January 2000, and since then has taught over 3500 classes, workshops and individual sessions in creative, personal writing to experienced and beginning writers, screenwriters, as well as coached many actors for auditions and parts.

In addition to the ongoing weekly classes at the Writing Studio’s permanent location in Los Angeles, Elana has taught her workshops in Colorado, Arizona, the Bay Area, and at the Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles. She also worked with Palestinian and Jewish high school students from Israel/Palestine using creative writing as part of a peacemaking training program, and with Palestinian women in Orange County.

There are no other schools in LA like The Writing Studio. Elana has taught over 4000 classes and workshops in the US and abroad, and the school has been in operation for 17 years!

Reviews of The Writing Studio

(45 Reviews)
Saturday Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom

4/20/2020
Joi W.

Attended: Saturday Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom


Elana was an incredible guide! I truly enjoyed her class!

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

1/24/2020
David B.

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


Elana is a very skilled and intuitive teacher. Her suggestions were incredibly helpful.

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

6/27/2019
Jesse N.

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


Love Elana love her class love the other students. Nothing not to love!

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

5/30/2019
Phoebe P.

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


I was looking for something casual and welcoming in a class. I’ve had trouble even journaling, but Elena offers just enough guidance and her non-judgmental attitude relaxes me. It’s not a classroom setting, but there is some serious creativity from others, and I leave feeling lighter, inspired, and excited to write.

Saturday Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom

3/24/2019
Rhonda W.

Attended: Saturday Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom


Elana and all of the writing participants felt like an extension of myself! I thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s style of writing. Really appreciated the well-planned flow of the entire day with Elana’s precise and careful feedback after each writing segments! I did not have any fixed expectations as my first writing workshop and truly walked away more in love with my literary potential! SPECIAL THANKS TO ELANA‼️

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

1/26/2019
Gwen H.

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


The teacher is great - no bullshit - she is the real deal. She has great ideas every time I go to class.

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

8/3/2018
Donald S.

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


It was good but not for me

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

7/3/2018
Barbara K.

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


I have been looking for a writing course that had more personal focus, time to write, and time for feedback. I love the reflection time as well. Feedback is supportive, expansive, opening and encouraging. Going back to continue, as I had been stalled for awhile. This course has me reinspired and excited about writing and discovering what arises from our creative well.

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

2/3/2018
Nataliya D.

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


Elana is a great teacher. I found her meditations and short readings inspirational. She pushed me to keep going with my writing and gave me some ideas for a plot and main characters development.

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

9/17/2016
Nikole Severance

Attended: Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom


I have worked with Elana in her Writing Studio for several years, My writing skills have flourished under Elana's gentle, encouraging and inspired tutelage. She is a truly talented writer, editor, mentor and writing coach. Going to one of her writing classes or spending a day in a private session is like going away to a spiritual retreat. I cannot recommend her highly enough and would give her ten stars is that was available!

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Near the intersection of La Brea & Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
The Writing Studio
Hollywood, Hollywood
Near the intersection of La Brea & Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90036

Upcoming Classes at The Writing Studio

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Next start date:

Monday Sep 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

Saturday Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom
Saturday Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 17th, 9:30am - 6:30pm Pacific Time

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