Teaching

Carolyn has taught ongoing writing groups, residential retreats and writing intensives called Writing to Feed the Soul since 1997. The focus of her work is the generation of new writing drawn from the soul and psyche, as well as insightful editing and the development of new and ongoing writing projects. Writers often find that a new voice emerges, and that their work goes deeper. Carolyn brings people together in a unique atmosphere of witness: deep listening, insightful feedback, and an eye to the continued unfolding of the writer and the truest spirit of her work.

Join us for Deena Metzger’s Santa Cruz visit, Oct 13-14.

NEW October 2017! Announcing Writing Group Opening, Tuesday Evenings

I’m pleased to announce a rare opening in my Tuesday evening  bi-monthly writing group.  See information below.  To register, send email

ONGOING WRITING GROUPS & INTENSIVES

October 2017 – June 2018

BI-MONTHLY WRITING GROUPS    NEW! Opening on Tuesday evenings
Tuesdays 6-10 pm,  Wednesdays 1:30-5:30 pm,  Thursdays 6-10 pm   

These inspiring, productive and generative writing groups meet twice a month. We begin with time for writers to bring in and read work, providing a vital space for deep witness and insightful feedback.  This is followed by a circle writing together.  Carolyn offers prompts, poetry and questions of soul as a springboard for new and enlivened writing. Participants then read their work in a safe and vibrant circle. Writers find over time that they have produced a dynamic new body of work. Hot tea and healthy snacks are available.  See calendar below for schedule.  Group is limited to eight writers.  Fee: $125/month, or $375 quarterly

MONTHLY WRITING INTENSIVE    
Usually first Saturday of the month, 9:30 – 4:00 pm

The monthly Intensive is for writers who want to delve into a writing project, book, poetry collection, blog, essay, story or a writerly theme with Carolyn’s guidance, and the support and feedback of other writers.  We begin with a morning circle to read work and receive feedback, then break for silent working time and lunch.  We then gather later in the day for a second circle for sharing and feedback. Over time, writers find that their body of work takes startling leaps. We meet at a private residence, with room to spread out comfortably with laptops and paperwork.  Carolyn offers as-needed consultations during the day. Lunch is brown bag.  See calendar below for schedule.   Group limited to six writers.  Fee: Sign-ups are on a quarterly basis.  $125/month or $375 for the quarter.

SATURDAY MONTHLY WRITING GROUP     
Usually third Saturday of the month,  10 – 3 pm

This vibrant and productive mini-retreat meets once a month. We begin with time for writers to read work, then a brief brown bag lunch together, followed by writing circle to explore new themes, questions and voices. As always, Carolyn offers prompts, poetry and questions of soul as a springboard for new writing. Please bring along a light and nutritious meal to keep yourself nourished. Hot tea and healthy snacks are  available.  See calendar below for schedule.  Group is limited to eight writers. Fee: $90/month, or $270 quarterly

REGISTRATION FOR ONGOING GROUPS AND INTENSIVES IS QUARTERLY.   Quarters are:  October-December, January-March, and April-June.  Payment is due for the quarter at the first meeting.  Monthly payments are fine.  Please note that participants are responsible for their quarterly spot whether or not they are able to attend each meeting.

IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, PLEASE EMAIL CAROLYN.

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Individual Consultations

Carolyn offers individual conferences with writers and those seeking to pursue questions of writing, creativity, life and spirit.  She works directly with writing and editing, manuscript organization, poetry collections and helping to bring writing projects to fruition.  She also works with writers on issues soul and spirit at the essence of creativity. Please contact her for more information.