Transforming raw experience into art.


Speaking Engagements

January 6, 3–4:30 pm Copperfield’s Books
999 Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
April 26 Professional Training for
Long Beach Unified School teachers
Long Beach Museum of Art
April 24 Session for Students at Cal State University, Long Beach
April 21, 2–4 pm Writing from the Senses
Barnes & Noble, Long Beach
June 6, 10 am 92nd Street Y, NY
February 15–19 San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Conference, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
June 24, 7:00 pm Jabberwocky Bookshop, Newburyport, Massachusetts
June 28 — 30 Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY
(contact Chautauqua to register; registrations start in April)
April 30, 6:30 pm The Dolphin Bookshop, Port Washington, NY
April 28, 10:00 am 92nd Street Y, NY
April 25, 10:00 am Zen Center of NYC
Oct. 16, 7:00 pm The Book Revue, Huntington, NY
Oct. 8, 7:00pm Mill Valley Library (open to the public)
Titillating Tales Told by the Titans of Travel. Six travel writers speak on the topic "I Should Have Stayed Home."
Sept 20, 11:00 am Bay Area Travel Writers, San Francisco
July 15, 7:00 pm Central Coast California Writers Club, Pacific Grove
June 12, 7:30 pm

Books, Inc. (16th and Market), San Francisco (Reading and free mini-workshop)

June 7, 2:00 pm Readers Books, Sonoma (Reading and free mini-workshop)
June 5, 7:30 pm Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley
May 17, 7:00 pm Book launch at Book Passage, Corte Madera

Here’s what people are saying about Writing from the Senses

Laura Deutsch shares the secret of great writing, which comes from awakening and enlisting the senses. Writing from the Senses is filled with fresh ideas and powerful examples of evocative writing that are sure to inspire both emerging and veteran writers.
—Lavinia Spalding, author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler


Writing from the Senses will open your eyes to the world around you, and show you how to get that world on the page.
—Adair Lara, author, Naked, Drunk and Writing and Hold Me Close, Let Me Go (and 10 other books)


Writers are here welcomed into that deepest source of writing, one's own sensory experience.  Deutsch rightly names this journey going "beyond craft."  One might say, "beneath craft," for this approach to writing is foundational. Writers, students and teachers alike are here given clear examples and interesting exercises, as well as ways to transform freewrites into developed pieces. Accessible and inviting, Writing From the Senses is a helpful introduction to accessing the unconscious as the wellspring of creativity.
—Pat Schneider, author, Writing Alone and With Others, and How the Light Gets In, Oxford University Press

Readings and Speaking Engagements
Classes and Workshops
Writing Retreats in Italy
Writing Retreats in France
Laura's Biography Page