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“I have worked with Carolyn for many years and have often wondered how she works the magic that makes her writing groups and retreats so beloved by the people who participate. She combines a passion for the craft of writing with the sympathetic ear of a bartender and the soulful insight of a shaman.”

                                                          -- Mary Camille Thomas, Santa Cruz, CA

“Carolyn is a gifted writer and facilitator whose depth of insight and wisdom provides a safe and sacred space for each one to find her voice and express her truth.”

                                                          -- Sarojani Rohan, Santa Cruz, CA

“Carolyn is a person of such dignity, integrity and compassion that a sacred circle forms naturally around her. When she reads poetry, the skies open and words become stars and the day begins to glow with her excitement and ideas.” 

                                                           -- Laurel deGrassi, Santa Cruz, CA

“My retreats with Carolyn in Ireland and California, including the writing and the consciousness she facilitates, connect me with myself, others, the land and the Spirits in a way that is quite rare and beautiful.” 

                                                           -- Judy Tsafrir, MD, Boston, MA

“Inspiring, knowledgeable, kind, professional, an amazing listener, and holder of the circle.  Each time we meet, I am more impressed with the beauty and thoughtfulness with which she holds the circle of writers.” 

                                                          -- Barbara, Santa Cruz, CA

“Carolyn gently nudged us to examine areas with attention and to see what we often overlook; and she challenged us to go deeper in order to really explore our voice.  The retreat was comfortable, inspired and productive.” 

                                                         --Linda Serrato, Chico, CA

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