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TEACHING

Writing to Feed the Soul

Carolyn has taught creative writing classes, writing groups, retreats and intensives called Writing to Feed the Soul for more than twenty years.

 

As a creative writing teacher, the focus of her work is the generation of new writing, as well as insightful editing and the development of new and ongoing writing projects.

 

Participants in her creative writing classes and groups 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 thoughtful feedback with an eye to the continued unfolding of the writer and the truest spirit of her work.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUPS & INTENSIVES

BI-MONTHLY WRITING GROUPS
Wed (1:30-5:30 pm)
Thur (6-10 pm), Fri (1-5 pm)

These inspiring and productive 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.  Group is limited to eight writers.  Registration is quarterly.  Fee: $150/month, or $450 quarter ($300 for the Summer "quarter".)

REGISTRATION IS QUARTERLY.   Quarters are:  October-December, January-March,  April-June, and July-August.  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.  Registration is continuing as long as the writer keeps the spot.  Writers are asked to provide a month’s notice if they are not continuing for an upcoming quarter.

MONTHLY WRITING GROUPS
Saturday Monthly Writing Group, 10:00 am – 3:00 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.  Group is limited to eight writers. Registration is quarterly.  Fee: $100/month, or $300 quarterly ($200 for Summer "quarter")


 

 
 Monthly Writing Intensives,  Fridays 9:30 - 4:00 pm
 

These day-long Intensives are for writers who want to delve into a project, book, poetry collection, blog, essay, story or a writerly theme. 

 

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.  Group limited to six writers.  Fee: Sign-ups are on a quarterly basis.  $125/month or $375 for the quarter. Group usually meets every two weeks, with adjustments made for the holidays in Nov & Dec. 

REGISTRATION IS QUARTERLY.   Quarters are:  October-December, January-March,  April-June, and July-September.  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.  Registration is continuing as long as the writer keeps the spot.  Writers are asked to provide a month’s notice if they are not continuing for an upcoming quarter.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS
As a mentor and creative writing teacher, Carolyn is available for 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.