Student Testimonials

“The best [writing class] I have ever taken. If I had taken it before I went to med school, I may have become a writer instead of a pediatrician.”

–Dr. Ed Brown, Massachusetts

“I was so elated when the essay I wrote in Barbara’s class was accepted by Good Housekeeping.”

– Anne Sigmon, Lafayette, CA

The Great Book of Pears by

Barbara Flores won an IACP cookbook

award nomination

“Everything you are teaching us is embodied in the pages of your memoir. I am so blessed and honored to be your student.”

Carolyn Sterman, Lake Worth, FL

“The class was both energizing and motivating.”

Tina Parsons, San Ramon, Calif..

I am a different person because of this class.

Kathy Zolnier, San Ramon, Calif.



Zoom Critique Workshop

6 Thurs. classes

June 17 – July 22

Note your time zone:  CA (PST) 6PM – 8:30PM

FL (EST) 9PM – 11:30PM

This private class is an online critique workshop where we read and critique each other's work. It’s open to prior students only. All genres including poetry and play writing welcome.

Fee $150. Includes 15 pages of your work professionally edited.

I’ll email participants 3 days prior to first class with zoom meeting number and password (same as last critique workshop class) and how to submit work online.

Please bring 3-5 pages of your work to our first class. Email Barbara with questions at:



How to Write A Book in Six weeks

This class teaches writing techniques used by pros to turn prose into page-turners. Class consists of lecture, writing exercises and class critiques of student writing. Classes are ongoing with new material each session. Fee includes professional editing of your work by instructor Barbara Flores, an award-winning four-time published author. 6 classes.


To register: or call 925 373-5700

FEE for Livermore residents.Class is open to all U.S. residents.

Contact instructor at:

Offered  by Robert Livermore Community Center

4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA.

BIO: Barbara Flores has taught writing through U.C. Berkeley Extension, St Mary’s College in California, and Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is an award winning author and playwright with three nonfiction books, a published memoir and a soon to be published YA fiction. She received her MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, Vermont. Barbara lives both in Livermore, CA and Palm Beach, FL.

Her memoir, Separated, Acting Badly, was recently released.

To view or purchase

Barbara Flores designed posters go to

Poster Gallery.