top of page

Workshops & Retreats

Screen Shot 2022-07-25 at 8.30.37 PM
Retreat participants
Workshop Methods

I use two primary methods in my workshops and retreats:


The Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, founded by Pat Schneider, which is a time-tested way to encourage writers to be bold and experimental with their writing.


Journaling, which draws on the pioneering work of Kathleen Adams, founder of the Center for Journal Therapy and the Journal to the Self® method.


I have indicated which method is primary in each of the listings below (although sometimes I do like to mix and match!). For more information about each of these methods, click on the links above.

All workshops are offered on Zoom in the Eastern time zone unless stated otherwise. 

Oct. 2
Writing from the Heart: A Women's Creative Writing Workshop 
Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m. EDT, Oct. 2 - Oct. 16 (3 weeks)
Online via Zoom


Amherst Writers & Artists founder Pat Schneider said, "Everyone is born with creative genuis." This means you! In this generative workshop, you’ll receive a wide variety of writing prompts to fire up your imagination, write in whichever genre(s) you choose, and read your work aloud if you wish. All feedback you receive will celebrate what is strong and memorable in your writing. Come and share your stories in this wise and encouraging community! Women writers at any level of experience are welcome.


This is an Amherst Writers & Artists workshop. To learn more about this workshop method, click here


Cost: $90Please register via the PayPal link or send an email to if you would prefer to pay by check. 

PayPal ButtonPayPal Button

Begins Nov. 1

The Inward Journey: A Journal to the Self® Workshop
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT 
Nov. 1 - Dec. 13 (no meeting Nov. 22) (6 weeks)
Online via Zoom

Come and explore your inner landscape in a safe and nurturing space! Whether you’re new to keeping a journal or have kept one for years, the 12-hour Journal to the Self® course developed by journal pioneer Kathleen Adams will teach you 18 techniques to enrich your journaling experience. Techniques such as captured moments, dialogue, character sketches, artmaking, and more will invite you into a deeper relationship with your own psyche—and also can be helpful for your writing projects! 


To learn more about the specifics of the Journal to the Self® course, click here. This course includes a book and workbook, which will be mailed to you shortly after I receive your registration. 

Cost: $199 for new participants; $99 for returning participants (does not include materials). Please register via the PayPal link or send an email to if you would prefer to pay by check. If you have taken Journal to the Self® with me before, please send me an email to request the discount. If finances are a hardship for you at this time, a sliding scale can be arranged.

PayPal ButtonPayPal Button
bottom of page