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
creative writing for social work
Journal Writing Workshop – Online
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
Journal Writing Workshop for Caregivers
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
cli-fi – creative writing with a mission
Writers Workshop: Saving the World One Word at a Time; Writing Cli-Fi
Sierra Writers Conference Feb 10-12 - Stories that Matter; (Re)Imagining Past and Future
Fall Writing Groups &Workshops
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
social distancing – time to write
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.
Writing to Heal
We are the stories we tell ourselves. Image by Sabine Van Erp The stories we live become the stories we tell, and the stories we tell become the stories we live. What stories do you tell yourself? Are they reinforcing beliefs that no longer serve you? Writing can help us to heal by transforming the … Continue reading Writing to Heal
do you see what you believe?
Perception is everything. illusion - noun - implies a false ascribing of reality based on what one sees or imagines. Merriam-Webster Can we choose how we perceive? A friend once said to me "I've decided that each morning when I wake up I'm going to believe that all that happens is for the best." I … Continue reading do you see what you believe?
Writing to Heal
Why do I Write? Because happiness is complicated. Advice about achieving well-being is all around us - from tidying up our closets to eliminating processed foods from our diet. But for some of us, a commitment to practicing happiness may not be enough, if deep down we don't believe happiness is possible. Our … Continue reading Writing to Heal