Writing Classes


 When the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back.

—John O’Donohue

 This, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?
― Elizabeth Gilbert


Writing the Soul Awake Writing Workshops are based on three tenets:

  1. Permission to break long silence.
  2. Permission to claim lost voices.
  3. Permission to speak soul truths.

As a trauma survivor, silence was my prison for many years. Silence was the first rule of my dysfunctional family and culture. Silence was a habit as ingrained as self-hatred and lost language. Silence was a condition I assumed normal.

My first inkling that such a silence could be broken was when I was twelve years old and was asked to write a story about my life. The very request opened a door. What I found was that silence had such a hold on me I could only concoct fiction as my life story.

Nonetheless, it sparked a fire and at the age of fourteen, I wrote my first poem in iambic pentameter. From there to here, I have kept the pen moving. Poetry. Prose. Journaling. The page has been a loyal companion.

Here’s what I know: writing has saved my life.

I devised my writing workshop series based on this belief: writing is lifesaving. The act of speaking and writing our truth into being is a vital and powerful act of healing. It requires time, patience, kindness, encouragement and a safe and nurturing place.

So many of us, not just trauma survivors, but all those living our daily challenges, deserve a quiet and nurturing space to make contact with our own Higher Selves, our Creative Selves. My workshops create this oasis.

Whether you are in recovery from trauma, addiction, loss, heartbreak, or you long for support in your creative process, this community is the perfect place for you.

Join our Mining the Inner Landscape workshops on Wednesday mornings. You can sign up and attend for a month at a time.

Or drop in for our Writing the Untold Story Sunday Salon on the first Sunday of every month.

 Your Writing Sanctuary awaits.

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