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Welcome to Market Street Writers!

This is the place where magic happens! Come to a workshop or retreat and discover your unique writer's voice. Experiment with different genres, speak your truth on the page, witness and be witnessed by others—create! It's who you are here to be. As the poet Mary Oliver says, "The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”  What are you waiting for?
Lisa Colburn
Your Workshop & Retreat Leader

Coming Up . . .

Writers' Tea at Blooming Hill Lavender Farm  
Friday, July 7
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT

In person, Purcellville, VA

For more information, visit my Workshops & Retreats page!


"It was fun for me to immerse myself in a weekend of writing with other women who love the craft as much as I do. Lisa’s workshop was filled with a variety of good prompts that stretched my imagination and took my writing into new directions. The feedback I received from the group was insightful and encouraging. I loved hearing what the other women wrote and was inspired by the creative energy all around me. Lisa is an excellent facilitator who moves the group seamlessly to new depths of understanding about the art and craft of writing.”  –Sue M.

"Your class has been more than fun.  It’s been an outlet and stress reliever that has allowed me to enjoy some private space and reflection as well as the encouragement of you and the other wonderful women I’ve met in your classes.  As Kurt Vonnegut said, 'To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow.'  You’ve facilitated my soul growth - thank you!" Lynn H.

"Thank you for facilitating an extraordinarily fulfilling workshop. I laughed. I cried. I shared myself with strangers, who are no longer strangers, and I look forward to seeing them again. Thank you for providing a safe place where I had so much fun, which was my intention for the day. I suspect that having fun just scratches the surface of what took place within me on Saturday." – Maxine C.

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