July 14-17, 2023 REGISTER / LEARN MORE About the Workshop The University of Iowa is known nationally as "The Writing University," and our institution boasts a rich tradition of great writing and an early and enduring commitment to the creative arts. Iowa’s tradition of writing has been guided by the principle that, though writing is … Continue reading 32nd Annual Creative Writing Workshop for Social Workers
A Fresh Approach to Journaling Starts Feb 6th. Space is limited. Register by Jan 30th. REGISTER / LEARN MORE A new year is upon us. Perhaps you resolved to start a journal and now you’re regretting it or wondering how to get started; or if you did get started, how to keep going. If the … Continue reading Journal Writing Workshop – Online
I’ve been teaching Creative Writing for Social Work at the University of Iowa School of Social Work since 1999, exploring the use of creative writing as a tool for personal transformation and social activism. Writing offers us a way to make sense of what happens in our lives, and it can help us to imagine … Continue reading Journal Writing Workshop for Caregivers
Sierra Writers Conference Feb 10-12 - Stories that Matter; (Re)Imagining Past and Future
Enroll now for online fall workshops and writing groups, starting in September:Workshops include instruction, writing prompts/ten minute free-writes and facilitated discussion of participants' work. Previous writing experience is not necessary, focus is on exploration, personal investigation, and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice. Creating Character: Characters show us who they are when we pay attention. This workshop … Continue reading Fall Writing Groups &Workshops
Join this free, facilitated writing workshop designed to lift spirits, inspire creativity and bring writers together in a supportive, informative atmosphere.
In a time like this, writing can help us to transcend our circumstances, and to give us a sense of connection with the higher good. Write for the side effects, you'll feel better.
Our most creative and original writing is often spontaneous and intuitive. Responding to writing prompts within a limited time frame can help you to write without over-thinking. This is why I offer fifteen minute writing prompts in workshops and classes.
Ongoing Writing Group starts in January: Ongoing group will meet for 2 hours every other week, providing an opportunity for writers to meet regularly for inspiration, support, writing prompts and informal instruction, including facilitated feedback of individual work. The focus is to practice creative writing for personal investigation, and to explore possibilities for creative expression, healing … Continue reading January writing group starts soon