Writing to Feed the Soul
NEW: Carolyn is now offering classes online via Zoom.
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 (1-5 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.
SATURDAY MONTHLY WRITING GROUP
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Format: This vibrant and productive mini-retreat will begin with time for participants to read their writing to the circle for witness and feedback. We'll then have a brief break for lunch, followed by writing together. Carolyn will offer a centering meditation and a writing prompt, with 30 minutes for participants to write. We'll then gather together and read our new work to the circle, to be witnessed in a safe environment devoted to furthering the writer's work. These writing groups are electrifying, generative and often life-changing. People find that their writing practice quickens, their work deepens, and their experience of life grows more present to themselves and the world.
Registration: Group is limited to eight writers. Registration is quarterly, May-July 2020. Fee: $100/month or $300 for the quarter. Please note that participants are responsible for their quarterly spot whether or not they are able to attend each meeting.
MONTHLY WRITING INTENSIVE
Fridays 9:30 - 4:00 pm
Format: This day-long Intensive is for writers who want to delve into a project, book, poetry collection, blog, essay, story or a writerly theme. We will begin with a morning circle to read work and receive feedback. We'll then take a break for a two-hour silent working time and lunch. Carolyn will be available for brief as-needed individual consultations during the break. We will then gather later in the day for a second circle for sharing and productive feedback. Over time, writers find that their body of work takes startling leaps. Writers have completed novels, memoirs, poetry collections, non-fiction books, Ph.D. dissertations, and blogs in the Writing Intensive.
Registration: Group is limited to six writers. Registration is quarterly, May-July 2020. Fee: $150/month or $450 for the quarter. Please note that participants are responsible for their quarterly spot whether or not they are able to attend each meeting.