Carolyn has taught ongoing writing groups, residential retreats and writing intensives called Writing to Feed the Soul since September 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 and insightful feedback, with an eye to the continued unfolding of the writer and the truest spirit of her work.


FINDING VISION, PRAISING EARTH: Writing Retreat in the Redwoods

Thursday, August 3 – Tuesday, August 8, 2017


October 2016 – June 2017

One Saturday of the month, 9:30 – 4:00 pm

The monthly Intensive begins November 2016.  The intent is to delve into a writing project, essay, blog, story, poetry collection, book or ongoing theme with my guidance and the support and feedback of other writers.  Poetry and prose are both welcome.  We begin with a morning circle to read work and receive feedback, then break for silent working time and lunch.  We then gather 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.  I offer as-needed consultations during the day. Lunch is brown bag. Meets one Saturday of the month.  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.

Bi-Monthly Writing Groups
Tuesdays 6-10 pm,  Wednesdays 1:30-5:30 pm,  Thursdays 6-10 pm

These writing groups meet twice a month. We begin with time to read written work for witness and feedback, followed by a circle writing together. I offer prompts, poetry and questions of soul as a springboard for new and enlivened writing. We then gather in a circle to read our work in the spirit of deep witness and insightful feedback. Hot tea and healthy snacks are available.  See calendar below for schedule.  Group is limited to eight writers.  Fee: $125/month, or $375 quarterly

Saturday Monthly Writing Group
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, I offer 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.  Usually meets third Saturday, with adjustments as needed. 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.   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.


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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.