"One of the most valued assets in her literary community, Kate Riley has done more for writing than anyone else I've worked with."
"The support that I have received in the space that encompasses our "writing group" is amazing. I have never in my life felt the energy and zing that I feel there and you, Kate, are the common denominator."
- Britt Peterson, Writer
"As a member of Kate Riley's writing groups since August 2004, I have found each group to be a sanctuary in which to cultivate creativity. With nowhere to go, and nothing to do except write, one is protected from distractions and supported by a guide who is in turn guided only by her generous heart and what she understands to be your own best interests as a writer. Coach as well as cheerleader, Kate shares expert advice on cultivating your authentic voice and getting it on the page. She stands behind you and your project respecting your unique process--all the way through publication, when it comes to that. While Kate may give an encouraging push to some of us, she never pushes her own agenda onto the work in progress. With Kate's unwavering support--and that of the other members of your group--you reach your destination and fulfill your destiny speaking clearly with your own voice. And all the while she feeds you tea and cookies."
"Having the opportunity to be in Kate Riley's writing classes has been an honor and a privilege! She provides a safe, beautiful space to just "be" in, and when the timing is right, the words just seem to flow. I came first to an introductory memoir writing class, consumed by self-doubts, without a clue how to proceed, and as seemingly effortless as - take memories, add water, and stir gently - I am well on my way to finishing my first book with others following. None of this would have happened without Kate."
-Jane Bibeault, Writer
- Barbara J. Moritsch, Author of The Soul of Yosemite; Finding, Defending, and Saving the Valley's Sacred Wild Nature (2012)
"Working with Kate is amazing. She will inspire you to do more with your writing than you ever thought you could do or even thought of doing. Her enthusiasm and her knowledge is incredible!"
"Kate's workshops bring out the best, most creative sides of writers."
"Kate lights a creative fire under even the most recalcitrant of writers."