The Story Arts Studio is a virtual creative studio and writing community for visionary women creators with big ideas and bold projects. Our writing groups and programs will help you find your voice, start and finish what matters, and grow as a writer no matter your background, experience or age. Join us today!

CIGDEM KOBU, Founder & Your Host
“Writing. Stamina. I love this experience. Our writing is becoming a string of stories that paint a much larger picture. The words are flowing and they just won’t stop. Maybe I ‘will ’write that book some day.”
SUE ANN GLEASON, Writer & Nourishment Guide, consciousbitesnutrition.com
“This group is unlike anything I have experienced. It has unleashed many words that needed a meadow to romp in without fear. Think about it.”  

— TERRI JACKSON, Writer & Photographer, backofthenorthwind.com

Eyes, Heart, Hand

WRITING GROUP (Apr. 29-May 19) Contemplative photography meets mindfulness-based writing.

Untethered

WRITING GROUP (Jul. 22-Aug. 11) The art of creating a streamlined, sustainable solo business. 

Story Arts Book Camp

BOOK CAMP (Sep. 1-Nov. 29) Go from idea to finished 1st draft of your nonfiction book in 90 days.

Kaleidoscope

WRITING GROUP (Jan. 13-Feb. 2, '20) Writing as a way to access and explore your multidimensional stories.

A Year With Myself

SELF-STUDY CLASS. A yearlong introspective writing program for cultivating creative joy.

Tiny Memoirs

SELF-STUDY CLASS. Turn your unforgettable memories into evocative mini memoirs.

Homecoming

SELF-STUDY CLASS. A three-week creative journaling program for coming back home to yourself.

Next Great Story

WRITING GROUP (Apr. 13-May 3, '20) Make your About Page a story-powered marketing engine.
“Cigdem creates a vibrant space for women’s voices in a world that feels increasingly hostile to those voices. With creative and probing prompts and exercises, she encouraged me to open up and explore not only what I believe, but why I believe it. In her groups I grew as both a writer and a person.”
— BRIDGETT MCKINNEY JENSEN, Writer
I don’t consider myself a writer but I do have a story to tell. This writing immersion has been a nudge to venture into an unknown place. Writing has clarified some of the conflicted feelings I have with myself. Deep, deep gratitude for you. For holding my stories, my writing, for holding me with such grace.”
— ANNE LARSON BUCK, Artist & Writer
The Story Arts Studio is a virtual creative studio and writing community for visionary women creators with big ideas and bold projects. Our writing groups and programs will help you find your voice, start and finish what matters, and grow as a writer no matter your background, experience or age. Join us today!

CIGDEM KOBU, Founder & Your Host