What I offer:
Mentoring, manuscript editing, and personally-tailored writing workshops.
How I teach:
You’ll receive in-depth, individualized guidance to take your writing to new levels.
Who I am:
The prize-winning author of 26 books in a dozen different genres.
“Studying creative writing with Lev Raphael was like seeing Blade Runner for the first time: simply incredible.”
—Kyle Roberts, MSU Class of 2016
“I can’t sing higher praises for Lev Raphael and the wonderful opportunity he’s given me. The memoir writing course has opened doors and was so inspiring. Thank you, Lev, for this invaluable experience!”
—Heidi Rosen, Milwaukee
“It takes courage to write. It takes even more courage to let others read what you’ve written in its most vulnerable form. Write Without Borders workshops with Lev have empowered me to utilize his nonjudgmental, intuitive, and focused feedback to take my specific writing goals to the next level.”
—Maria Menozzi, Michigan
“Lev Raphael’s animated passion for writing and teaching have inspired me throughout my time as his student—he pushed me to not only produce better work but to avidly follow my interests and be unafraid of my own ideas.”
—Isabella Paige Gallagher, MSU Class of 2019
“Studying with Lev Raphael in London was one of the best decisions of my academic career. Thanks to his patience, enthusiasm, and encouragement I’m a more confident writer.”
—Danielle Owensby, MSU Class of 2015
“Working with Lev Raphael was a highlight of my college career. He’s an expert at balancing serious input with humor and encouragement, and he’s an extremely well-read author who’s aware of literary trends and how those apply to aspiring writers.”
—Carrie Dudewicz, MSU class of 2018
“My time writing with Lev Raphael’s guidance not only helped me become a better writer and artist, but his encouragement to remain open and observant had a profound impact on my life, and stays with me to this day.”
—Cecilio Palacio, MSU Class of 2014
“Lev Raphael’s wit, wisdom, and real sense of caring about his students in London helped make our study abroad program one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
—Meg Hughey, MSU Class of 2015