Events

Breathe

Life is complicated. Around ‘the stuff’ of every day, we may find it tough to slow our pace for even five minutes. Breathe is a thoughtful writing series dedicated to the simple and the now. Includes short meditations, self-reflective journaling exercises, plus group discussion. For all writers. 

The Garden of Writing Retreat

This special retreat is held outside in the garden. Here we explore nature-inspired creative and reflective writing exercises. We share our words aloud, discuss our insights, try a meditative wander and enjoy a picnic lunch with our friends. At the heart of the day is connection. For adult writers of all skill levels. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Listen & Flow

Online Mondays, Tuesdays & Sundays

Thursdays at Ann Day Park  10/20, 10/27

Listen & Flow is about trusting the creative depth we already possess. In each class, we use prompts to propel us into our real-est stories. Words flow quickly, wherever they want to go, for several short periods. Messy is best. Courage is welcome! When we read our work aloud, others listen intently, and offer quiet thanks. This is healing work that connects and inspires every member of the group. Details

Listen & Flow Brunch & Write at Catalina State Park

Sat 10/15, 10am-12pm

Wed 11/16, 10am-12pm

We'll gather at a pretty picnic spot in view of the picturesque Santa Catalina mountains at Catalina State Park and Listen & Flow through the morning. Includes two hours of writing, light breakfasty treats, plus CSP parking ($7 per car). Nice restrooms are available within walking distance of picnic area. All writers welcome. Limit 6. $42/$49. Contact me to sign up. 

Revision Land

Whether drafting a novel, story or poem, we may want to rework our words. In Revision Land, the rough draft is revered! Here we discover new ways to address our raw material. We learn about writing places to visit, lounge around, or trim from our itineraries. Includes revision exercises, discussion, and group sharing. For all writers.

Snapshot Memoir Writing

In this workshop we use our days-gone-by photographs as writing prompts. We look closely at the details. Imaginative writing exercises lead us into meaty stories waiting to be told. We learn to compress these stories into short ‘flash’ essays that zing with life. Includes writing exercises, reading aloud and discussion. For all adult writers. 

Words Over Coffee at Ren Coffee

Sat 10/22

This is friendly gathering for people like you who want to chat about books, art and writing. Grab your cup of coffee and meet us on the tree-lined patio at Ren Coffee. Details

 

Writing for Self-Reflection

Research shows that consistent self-reflective journaling in a focused manner can reduce blood pressure and boost the immune system. To explore this therapeutic practice, we use JournalCards and inwardly-focused writing exercises. As a group, we discuss our insights and surprises, and learn how this just-for-us writing can enhance and change our lives. For all adult writers. 

Writing from the Heart 

Writing from the Heart is a welcoming space for on-the-spot reflective writing and connection. Here we use open-hearted writing prompts to free our thoughts and true stories, then we share in a supportive way. For writers of all experience levels.