Write With Me

From Memory to Memoir: January & April 2020

A six-week online workshop for the person ready to write a memoir, or the one with a shitty draft abandoned in a bottom desk drawer. We will discuss everything from narrative arc to dialogue to writing about other people in a way that won’t make them hate you. This workshop also offers tiered support, including whole manuscript review.

 

 

rwgffinalRenegade Writers’ Group:

January 2020

Tuesdays at 10am PST

Renegade Writers’ Group is 6-week writing intensive created for the person ready to draft a manuscript. Have an idea for a book? Essays? Collection of poetry or short stories? Then join us. This group will hold you accountable and “turn you into a writer.” Seriously. That’s the piece of feedback I receive most often from people who have completed this workshop.

 

 

Write Anyway: March 2020

Tuesdays at 10am PST

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Write Anyway is a 6-week workshop designed for the writer who feels blocked or bored by their writing, or wants to get back into writing after a month or 10-year hiatus. We discuss how to write in spite of fear, doubt, and the ever-looming sense of not being a “real” writer. We discuss how to tell the difference between useless and valuable feedback, how to justify writing as a priority even if you don’t “make money” at it, and so much more. Check it out.

 

 

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“Craft Enables Art”: The Mechanics of Strong Writing April 2020

Thursdays at 10am PST

“Craft Enables Art” is an 8-week intensive for the writer ready to learn the mechanics of strong writing. Tangible, clear exercises and discussions will help you learn to make your voice louder, clearer, and your message stronger. You are invited to write a short story, essay, book chapter, or blog post(s) as we discuss voice, diction, tone, perspective, organization, and revision. In other words, as you write, you will have tools to examine your work in new ways. I will then offer feedback on your work and specific suggestions for areas of focus and strength in your writing. We will discuss this in a 1:1 conference. This workshop is highly specialized for each writer, which is why enrollment is limited to six and it’s offered only once a year. 

 

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Upcoming Retreats:

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British Columbia

Join me in June 2020 for a five-day writing retreat on Cortes Island in British Columbia, at a breathtaking retreat center called Hollyhock. Here’s the program info:

Write From Power: Accessing our Stories

June 29 – July 3, 2020

“What do I do with my fear surrounding writing? How do I manage criticism? What if I say something wrong?

Develop a new relationship with your writing practice. Explore concrete ways to write honestly in spite of fear, show up authentically on the page, and define for yourself the power of your unique story, voice, and perspective.”

Additionally, there will be morning yoga, nature walks, hot tubbing, THE BEST FOOD YOU HAVE EVER EATEN, and the ocean.

Register HERE.

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New York

A September 2020 retreat at Omega in the Hudson Valley. Will go live March 3, 2020. Check their website after that. This will be my first East Coast retreat ever!

Southern France

August 2020. I’m finalizing details now. Keep checking back or sign up for my mailing list below to be notified when these go live.

 

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Past retreats (for memory’s sake, because I fucking love this place and still miss it and someday we will return):

4-Day Writing Retreat in Pescadero, California

Join Mac and me in Pescadero, California for a four-day writing retreat focused on craft. Set next to a redwood forest and 8 minutes from the ocean, we’ll spend five days talking craft in a yurt, hanging out by a bonfire under the stars, workshopping writing by a roaring fire, eating meals at a big table prepared by a chef, and sitting in the hot tub. Lifelong friends. Tons of craft instruction. Tons of time to write. People say this place is magical. And it is. That person is me, and everyone who has ever been.

 

 

 

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