Write for Your Life Workshops
A Write for Your Life retreat at the spectacular Ghost Ranch, New Mexico!
Coming Again in 2021!
Write To Heal: An ONLINE FREE writing workshop based on (but not limited by) the life-changing diagnosis of cancer
Registration is required and space is limited.
If you have not worked with me before, please send me a few lines about yourself.
Join me and other
writerly companions in one of my ONLINE workshops:
6-week-long workshops for anyone who wishes to write
Saturday day-longs for anyone who wishes to write
Workshops for cancer survivors, specifically using writing as a way of healing
In all workshops, we write with others in a small group. Together we foster a safe and supportive community enabling participants to write freely and go deep: writing in response to suggested prompts, building trust among the group and in our unique voices, receiving feedback on what’s strong in our first-draft writing. If requested, we also make time for manuscript review with balanced feedback.
I use the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method in all workshops. AWA is a network of affiliates who are leading writing workshops throughout the United States and in nine countries worldwide. Writers who have used the AWA method have published major works and won top awards in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland.
All are welcome in my workshops: beginning writers, those beginning again, and experienced writers will generate new material here. Workshops meet in my comfortable home less than a mile from the Santa Fe Plaza. Healthy snacks are always provided.
“Joanne’s workshop was just what I needed to begin chronicling my story. She is wonderfully supportive and affirming, and her writing prompts helped get me past my fear and reluctance. I wasn’t sure what writing with others would be like — I loved it, loved hearing others’ work, and so appreciated the positive feedback.”
“The (Write to Heal) group brought my treatment full circle. It made a diagnosis that is often seen as a death sentence into a permission to live. It has helped me deal with the emotional component of my diagnosis, and I will be eternally grateful.”
C. G., breast cancer survivor