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Writing workshops for everyone!
Online and in Western Massachusetts
about me: kirsten rybczynski

I am a writer, editor, teacher, and singer with an MFA in writing from Goddard College. My work has appeared in Mayfly and The Raven Chronicles, and has been anthologized in Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos. I teach writing workshops, The Writer's Spark,  to writers and "non-writers" in Northampton, MA, where I live with my wife and two sons. I teach writing because I believe that we all have a story to tell and a natural desire to share these stories. My workshops are designed to help people reconnect with a sense of playfulness and freedom from the voice that asks: "Is this any good?" I am currently at work on a graphic memoir about my childhood experiences in downtown Hartford, CT in the 70s. On most Thursday nights, you can find me at a piano bar, singing my heart out.

My Books

stuff i do

Writing Workshops



Kirsten's workshops were transformative for me. They were an excellent teacher, who created a safe, encouraging, and playful environment. The workshop brought me back to the things I loved about writing. Within the first hour of the workshop, I was enthusiastically writing pages and pages in my notebook, taking creative risks, and remembering details of stories from my life that I had once forgotten. I am so grateful to them for reminding me that I am a writer. It's clear that they can joyfully awaken the writer in anybody.


Easthampton, MA


Upcoming Events

  • The Writer's Spark Presents: 3 Sundays in February
    Feb 14, 2021, 1:00 PM EST – Feb 28, 2021, 3:00 PM EST
    Writing! Drawing! Creative Exploration! Three Consecutive Sundays in February! Treat your heart, (or your sweetheart's heart), to a REALLY GOOD TIME! Guaranteed to make you smile!
  • The Writer's Spark Presents: 3 Sundays in November
    Sun, Nov 01
    participants will receive Zoom link
    Nov 01, 2020, 1:00 PM EST – Nov 15, 2020, 3:00 PM EST
    participants will receive Zoom link
    Writing! Drawing! Creative Exploration! Three Consecutive Sundays in November
  • The Writer's Spark Presents: 4 Sundays in October
    Oct 04, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT – Oct 25, 2020, 3:00 PM EDT
    Writing! Drawing! Creative Exploration! Four Consecutive Sundays in October
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