The Story Arts Studio is a virtual creative studio and writing community for introverted women creators with big ideas and bold, exciting writing projects. Join us today to grow and thrive as a writer no matter your background, genre, experience, or age!

CIGDEM KOBU, 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