Online Lifestyle and Wellness Writing Courses

Writing can be deeply healing and therapeutic, a venue for personal growth, a way into deeper interpersonal relationships, and so much more. In our online lifestyle and wellness writing classes, we explore the many intersections between writing and our lives.

Our instructors are published writers who are also deeply committed to supporting your growth in, and through, writing. Find the online lifestyle and wellness class for you today!

online lifestyle and wellness writing courses

Upcoming Online Lifestyle and Wellness Writing Courses




June Courses

Simple Summer Writing Circles

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June 19 | 4 Weeks | $345 | NEW!

Sail through the summer and survive the heat with these chill writing circles, where you'll laugh, vent, and honor the season in poetry.

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Finding Inspiration in Dreams

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June 26 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Save 15%!

Our dreams are fertile fields of inspiration, meaning, and creativity. Learn how to use your dreams as doorways to future writing.

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These Fragments: From Journal Pages to Personal Essays

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June 26 | 6 weeks | $445$380Save 15%! | NEW!

Learn to harvest the raw creativity of journaling into inspired, publication-worthy personal essays.

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July Courses

Show and Tell: How to Write Captivating Memoir and Nonfiction

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July 10 | Single-Day Webinar | $115

Your true story of healing or transformation can captivate and empower your readers. Learn how to balance showing the vivid details of your own journey with telling the broader themes for readers to apply in their own lives.

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Writing Our Grief: How to Channel Loss into Creative Expression

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July 17 | 8 Weeks | $495

Writing about grief is a powerful healing tool. Turn pain into power in this personal essay course, with instructor Rudri Patel.

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Comics for People Who Can’t Draw!

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July 25 | Single-Day Webinar | $115$100Early Bird: Save 15%!

Comic strip artists rely much more on creativity than on artistic skill. In this workshop, you'll learn all the tools you need to make fun and engaging comic strips—even if your drawing level is "stick figures."

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Beginner’s Mind: A Mindful Approach to Personal Essays

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July 31 | 8 Weeks | $545$465Early Bird: Save 15%!

Write true and meaningful personal essays with the tools of mindfulness. We'll discover new insights in our work as we center ourselves, confront our inner critics, and write mindfully. 

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August Courses

Comics for People Who Can’t Draw!

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August 7 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%! | NEW!

Can't draw? No problem! In this workshop, learn how to tell complete stories in publication-ready comics, no matter your artistic background. 

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Writing Chronic Illness

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August 7 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%! | NEW!

Creative nonfiction offers a container for the sharing and exploration of illness. Tell the story of your body in this healing-oriented workshop.

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The Deep Dive: Poem As Self-Discovery

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August 14 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%!

Through poetry, we can access our deepest truths. Use the poem as a roadmap to self-discovery in this 6-week poetic deep-dive.

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Where the Diary Ends and the Essay Begins

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August 21 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%!

Start a diary practice and turn it into a mode of writing personal essays in this generative journaling workshop. 

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Long Night’s Journey into Day: Writing Poetry Through and About Serious Illness

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August 28 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%! | NEW!

Poetry can help us integrate and learn from our experiences as patients, survivors, and/or caregivers. Join a supportive community, explore poetic and healing traditions, and spark powerful poems into being.

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September Courses

A Writerly Life: Develop a Writing Routine that Works for You

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September 4 | 5 Weeks | $395$340Early Bird: Save 15%!

What does a writer's life look like? Build a productive writing habit in this course for writers of all backgrounds.

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Telling Truth: A Poetry Workshop

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September 4 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%!

Learn how to tell your story and write a mini chapbook of poems in this truth-driven poetry workshop.

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Writing with Consistency and Courage

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September 14 | Single-Day Webinar | $115$100Early Bird: Save 15%!

What makes a successful writer? It's not talent, craft, or even the right connections—it's consistency and courage.

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Writing Mindfulness: Sensual World/Poetry Mind

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September 25 | 4 Weeks | $345$295Early Bird: Save 15%!

A four-week class, melding the language mind with the sensual: How to turn detailed observation into a poem. With Marc Olmsted.

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October Courses

Food Writing: Meals And Manuscripts

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October 16 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%!

Do you love cookbooks, cooking, or reading anything about food? This food writing course is for you. With award winning writer Jennifer Billock.

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The Spirituality of Poetry

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October 16 | 6 Weeks | $445$380Early Bird: Save 15%!

Let the spirit of language move through you. In this 6 week course, we will study, write, and share poetry about the sacredness of human experience.

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Unscheduled Courses

These online writing classes don’t currently have a next session on our calendar, but will soon. If you see a course you’re interested in, use the “I’m Interested” button to let us know, and we’ll follow up with you when the course is on our calendar next.

Want to reach us or our instructors with questions about our online writing courses? Contact us at writers@writers.com, or visit the contact form.

(Live Workshop) The Art Friend’s Dilemma: Advice on Writing from Real Life

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Are you writing about people from real life? This one-day live workshop answers the question of how to be a good art friend.

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*Private Class | Food Writing: Meals And Manuscripts

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January 1 | 6 to 10 Weeks | $545

Do you love cookbooks, cooking, or reading anything about food? This food writing course is for you. With award winning writer Jennifer Billock.

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*Private Class | Using Bullet Journaling to Achieve Writing Goals

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January 1 | 3 to 7 weeks | $345

Looking to keep your writing goals organized? Make it happen in our bullet journaling course. Learn the art of the BuJo with Rudri Patel!

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*Private Class | Writing with Tarot

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January 1 | 8-12 Weeks | $645

Jump-start your creative juices, and explore a world of divination, symbolism, and imagery right at your fingertips: learn short story and novel writing through Tarot.

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Ambient Grief: Writing the Alteration

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6 Weeks | $445 | NEW!

How do we write about moments of painful transition, or grief that the world doesn't recognize as grief? Turn ambient pain into powerful words in this transformational personal essay workshop. 

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Creating Narrative in Comics

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8 Weeks | $545 | NEW!

Art and storytelling have a rich relationship to one another. Explore that relationship in this class on writing narrative comics. Open to all artistic skill levels!

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Creating the Visual Journal

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8 Weeks | $545

Go beyond narrow definitions of “journaling" to include visual images and let writing give what is seen a new voice. Surprise yourself.

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Creative Writing & Storytelling Techniques For Business Professionals

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4 Weeks | $345

Good writing helps business connect deeply with the clients they're hoping to work with. Learn how to hone the power of story in your professional career.

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Death Riding Shotgun: How Awareness of Our Mortality Impacts Poetry

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How can your own mortality inform your work? In this 6-week course, you'll use death to inspire and motivate your poetry writing.

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Embodied Writing: Improve Your Writing with Full-Body Creativity

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6 Weeks | $445

Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.

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Embodied Writing: Somatic Practices to Improve Your Work

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6 Weeks | $445

Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.

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Fall (Back) In Love with Poetry

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5 Weeks | $395

Whether you're new to poetry or returning after a hiatus, rekindle the spark that puts verse to page in this exploratory poetry class.

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Finish Your Manuscript: Next-Level Picture Book Mentorship

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6 Weeks | $445

During this six week program, you will work closely one-on-one with Kelly to finalize, refine, and polish your picture book into a manuscript ready to submit for publication or representation.

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Food Writing: Food-Focused Memoir

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8 Weeks | $545

The food we eat and enjoy tells volumes about our lives and experiences. Write it all down in this food memoir course, with Jennifer Billock.

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From Writing Circle to Finished Poem: Turn Raw Writing into Poetry

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6 Weeks | $445

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Gather together in a virtual writing circle, hit the mute button on your internal editor, and uncover inspiration to shape into poetry.

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From Writing Circle to Poems in 6 Contemporary Forms

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6 Weeks | $425

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

From the sonnet to the villanelle, turn your journal entries into formal poetry in this 6 week writing circle workshop.

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From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude & Hope for the New Year (Mondays and Fridays)

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4 Weeks | $345

Want to move forward into the new year with gratefulness and clarity for 2024? Join us for 4 weeks of writing about gratitude and hope.

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From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude & Hope for the New Year (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

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4 Weeks | $345

Want to move forward into the new year with gratefulness and clarity for 2024? Join us for 4 weeks of writing about gratitude and hope.

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From Writing Circles to Poems of Gratitude and Hope

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4 Weeks | $345

Poetry is a powerful method for healing and happiness. Write poems about gratitude and hope in our intimate, live-video writing circles, with instructor Susan Vespoli.

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Fundamentals of Travel Writing

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8 Weeks | $545

Take to the skies in this online travel writing course. We'll discuss the market, different types of travel writing, and pitching your piece!

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Get Back to That Book

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2 Single-Day Webinars | $195 | NEW!

For any number of reasons, the book we want to write gets waylaid. Get back to it in this motivational two part workshop.

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Get Clear on Your Story and Voice

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

What is your story about? What is your voice? Whether you write poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, hone your writing in this 3 hour workshop.

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How To Start A Blog

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5 Weeks | $395

Create your blog, brand it, create engaging content and successfully promote posts. Taught by journalist, writer and photographer Jessica Festa.

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How To Start A Blog, Grow An Audience & Make Money

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

When planned right, a blog allows you to share your passion and make money in the process. Learn how to start a blog in this one-day webinar.

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How To Turn Your Blog Into A Career

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8 Weeks | $545

From branding to search engine optimization and advertising, this course puts bloggers on the path to earning an income through their blog.

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Humor Is The New Black!

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4 Weeks | $345

Ready to add a splash of fun to your writing life? Join us for a four-week humor writing class. We’ll read. We’ll laugh. We’ll write. We’ll experiment.

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I’ve Drunk Your Poisoned Nectar: Writing with the Goddess

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8 Weeks | $545

Dig deep into the rich mythology of South Asian goddesses to find new inspiration for your work in this generative, open-genre writing class.

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In Bloom: Nature Writing Workshop

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6 Weeks | $445

Only 3 seats left!

Want to write about nature like Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, or Annie Dillard? Join us for this six-week nature writing course.

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It Starts with Play: Get (Back) into Writing

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6 Weeks | $445$380Save 15%!

Harness the joy of creativity in this inspiration-focused class, where we'll uncover new ideas for writing projects and draft loads of new material. 

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Manuscript Review for Children’s Writers: Summer Edition

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5 Weeks | $395

Instructor Sarah Aronson welcomes all writers who are working on manuscripts for kids and teens. This advanced workshop will focus entirely on the participants' own work in progress.

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Overcome Writing Anxiety: Boost Your Storytelling Confidence in Four Short Weeks!

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4 Weeks | $345

"Who are you to want to write?" Someone great, that's who! Politely ask Mr. or Ms. Fear to step aside while you sign up for this fun, freeing and functional adventure.

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Poetry as Sacred Attention

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Single-Day Webinar | $115

Poetry asks us to slow down, listen, and pay attention. In this meditative workshop, we'll open ourselves to the beauty and mystery of poetry.

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Secrets & Confessions: Writing Deeply Personal Nonfiction

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8 Weeks | $695 | NEW!

In this fully anonymous class, we will write and share the secrets we hold closest to our chests, and turn those secrets into compelling creative nonfiction. 

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Simple Winter Sanity-Saving Writing Circles

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4 Weeks | $345

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Write your way to the finish line of 2023: let go of and say goodbye to a momentous year, honor the changes in yourself and the world, and set your intentions for a new chapter.

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Sing the Body Electric: Poetry of the Body

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4 Weeks | $345 | NEW!

The human body is a continuous source of inspiration for poetry. Embody the poetic in this electric workshop. 

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Style and Sense: Bring Your Writing to Life

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4 Weeks | $345

How do we transport our readers to vivid worlds? In this course, learn the skills that evoke the senses and bring your writing to life.

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Telling Your Food Story

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4 Weeks | $345

Let's write at the kitchen table together, as we explore using food as a lens to tell our stories.

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The Healing Power of Poetry

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Poetry heals. Journey alongside several poets whose works resonate with a variety of healing themes, and learn how to use craft elements as healing tools.

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The Heart Remembers: Writing About Loss

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How can we organize grief and loss into language? Honor your feelings and write moving essays in this heart-centered creative nonfiction class. 

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The Wandering Heart: Tales of Connection

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3 Weeks | $295

Wander through the rooms of your own life to discover stories of deep connection, reconnection or loss of connection and fashion your findings into stories suitable for blog posts, essays, short memoirs, short plays, scenes in screenplays, or chapters of novels.

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Using Bullet Journaling to Achieve Writing Goals

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3 weeks | $195

Looking to keep your writing goals organized? Make it happen in our bullet journaling course. Learn the art of the BuJo with Rudri Patel!

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Write from the Untamed Mind: Find Your Voice

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6 Weeks | $445

Join Susan in two writing circles each week: intimate spaces for writers to free-write together, saying yes to whatever shows up, followed by group read-arounds. These writing sessions are spontaneous, intimate, freeing, and transformative.

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Writing Circle Workshop: A Focus on Eight Contemporary Poets (Section 2)

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8 Weeks | $545

By studying the poems of Billy Collins, Ellen Bass, Natalie Diaz, and more, write stunning poetry in this generative writing circle workshop.

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Writing Circle Workshop: A Focus on Nine Contemporary Poets

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8 Weeks | $545

Write freely and expressively in this 8-week poetry workshop. Along the way, we'll explore the transformative work of 9 contemporary poets.

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Writing Circle Workshop: Writing for Happiness, Healing, and Health (Monday/Friday)

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6 Weeks | $445

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Expressive writing can be a powerful elixir for what ails you. Learn and practice tools for writing expressively, including two virtual writing circles each week, turn raw writing into poetry or prose, and come away with a better understanding of how writing can lead toward wellness.

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Writing Circle Workshop: Writing for Happiness, Healing, and Health (Tuesday/Saturday)

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6 Weeks | $445

Course full. Contact us to join waitlist.

Expressive writing can be a powerful elixir for what ails you. Learn and practice tools for writing expressively, including two virtual writing circles each week, turn raw writing into poetry or prose, and come away with a better understanding of how writing can lead toward wellness.

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Writing Circles & Exercises to Spark New Poems (Mondays and Fridays)

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6 Weeks | $445

Looking for inspiration? Write, vent, laugh, and honor your writing practice in these generative writing circle workshops.

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Writing Circles & Exercises to Spark New Poems (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

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6 week | $445

Looking for inspiration? Write, vent, laugh, and honor your writing practice in these generative writing circle workshops.

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Writing Circles: Finding Community, Clarity, Poetry, and Prose

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8 Weeks | $545

Join our writing circle to form a writing community, find clarity in your words, and turn your untamed free-writes into poetry and/or prose.

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Writing with Tarot

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8 Weeks | $545

Jump-start your creative juices, and explore a world of divination, symbolism, and imagery right at your fingertips: learn short story and novel writing through Tarot.

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