If publishing is your path, we’re your breadcrumbs.™

Crafted Creative brings together writers from in and around the Rogue Valley who seek to hone their craft. By workshopping our writing with one another, we manifest greater skill, greater works and a greater creative community.

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Wordcraft & Critque

Saturdays, April 8 – June 10, 2023

Over the course of 10 weeks, participants will build a firm foundation in giving and receiving peer critique on their written works of fiction and non-fiction. With guidance from the workshop leader, participants will explore various aspects of writing and techniques for offering literary criticism while honing their skills and expanding their overall fluency as writers.

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If Publishing is Your Path, We’re Your Breadcrumbs!™

Crafted Creative offers workshops and seminars on writing and writing critique. Our “8 by 8” format brings together up to eight participants to work together for eight weeks to improve their writing and critique skills. Workshops are led, but not taught, meaning most critique will come from your fellow participants, with everyone’s voice valued equally in class.

With the rare exception, works will not be read in class, but submitted one week, critiqued by all participants through the week and discussed in class the following week. Though we meet in person for workshops, all critique takes place through the free online writing critique platform, Scribophile.com with discussion of those critiques in class. This allows us to remain (mostly) paperless.

Crafted Creative envisions growing to become a community/organization capable of running many different workshops simultaneously on forms as diverse as poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, blogging, essay and more. We’re excited to see how great we can grow.

About the Founder

Juliet Lockwood (she/her) brings more than 25 years’ experience to her writing and critique instructional offerings. She earned her first literary acceptance at 18 with a poem in The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry under her maiden name Juliet Bishop. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines including Scarlet Leaf Review, Brown Bag Online and New American Legends. Twice named among the top 10 finalists in the Daisy Pettles Women’s Writing Contest, she has also advanced to the second round (or better) in NYC Midnight’s short story/flash fiction challenges five times since 2016.

In 2017, she founded Crafted Creative a virtual entity for creative writing instruction and mentorship through which she has led workshops and seminars at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, various regional comic cons and virtually for students online. In 2021, she self-published Lockwood Legacy: Three Generations of Poetry co-authored with her mother Catherine Bishop. She graduated from Transylvania University and lives in southern Oregon (USA) with her husband and sons.

You can find more of her writing at julietlockwood.com, and follow her on Facebook/Instagram @authorjlockwood and Twitter @lockwoodlive.



Crafted Creative
Grants Pass, Oregon


Juliet Meredith
Cell (541) 218-1865

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