Workshops & Retreats

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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. 

July 8
Writers' Tea at Blooming Hill Lavender Farm
Friday, July 8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
19929 Telegraph Springs Rd., Purcellville, VA

This tea is a Market Street Writers tradition, and it's high time to revive it! Come enjoy the breathtaking—and heavenly scented—beauty of Blooming Hill, with its wide veranda and gorgeous grounds. We’ll do some writing and sharing in the garden, then enjoy the famous Blooming Hill Cream Tea on the veranda: two scones (one sweet and one savory), lavender ice cream, a side sweet, and pots of hot tea, iced tea, and lemonade. Afterward, our hosts will open their charming gift shop if you’d like to poke around. All writers and would-be writers welcome! Bring a notebook & pen.

Cost: $40. Register by July 1. To pay with a credit card via PayPal, click the yellow button. To pay by check, please email In addition to reserving your spot for the tea, your payment implies your agreement with the Covid policy below.


Covid Policy: Participants are asked to take a Covid test (rapid test is fine) within 48 hours of the tea.