Since I brought this workshop to Hawaii in August of 2012, 500 or so women (and a few good men) have formed a beautiful circle of writers who gather to spend the entire day connecting to their authentic writing voice. This includes The Big Island Writers’ Workshop in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Carmel, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, NYC, Boston and Winthrop, MA. Other cities to follow!
She recently launched the Big Island Workshop Online – where writers can experience her popular workshop from their home. Like her regular workshops, these online workshops are limited to ten writers.
In all of the workshops we write on our own, using prompts that I give, and then we come together to share our stories and speak back each other’s words. It has been a profoundly moving experience for me, and I continue to marvel at the words that are written and shared in these workshops.
The writing of each individual informs the group, and as a result, the collective writing becomes stronger and goes deeper as the day goes on, and this has been the case at every workshop. This is not a technical how-to writing workshop and there is no critique of the work; we write to connect to our stories and share them with other writers.
Some of the writers are published authors, others are writers who journal and/or blog, and then there are writers who have the desire to write but have not yet found an outlet. We write by hand, using a notebook or a journal; we do not use computers.
A delicious lunch is served in the middle of the afternoon. If this speaks to you, come into our circle and spend a day with us! Each workshop is limited to ten writers (plus me).
Other workshop opportunities:
Big Island Writers’ Workshop:
Hawaii: Kamuela, Hilo, Kona, Volcano
LA, Carmel CA, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Portland, Seattle.
NYC, Boston, Winthrop
Writers’ Retreats – Volcano Hawaii, Waimea, Hawaii
More cities to follow!