New offering:
Writing for Everyone
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Perhaps you arrived here unwittingly, or on purpose.  Either way, you are most welcome. Here, everyone is a writer. 

This is a place to find your way with your own words. We all have them and here we encourage you to find your way with them.

The groups offered are geared to never writers, sometimes writers, always writers, writers who think they can’t write, writers who don’t know why they are writing, writers who know exactly why they are writing, and writers who just write, just because. All are welcome.

When we step aside ego and move with a creative process all kinds of possibilities arise. It’s likely that you will surprise yourself with what you write. 

The groups are based on Pat Schneider’s Amherst Writers and Artists method, Each group is 8 weeks with no more than 8 participants and they are taught by Ellen Stern


If you want to join in now for the current groups, you are welcome and sliding scale of $100-$140 will be prorated. Contact me

Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30 pm PST  Sept. 28 – Nov. 16

Tuesday mornings 9-11 am PST.  Oct. 19 – Dec. 7 ( No meeting week of Nov. 22)

New one time meeting groups. Monday Nov 8 and another Nov 15, Writing Prompts based on Tarot cards. 9-11am PST. Fee $20 for one group $25 for both. Please contact me for questions

2 groups are beginning February 15 – March 22, meeting for 6 weeks, 9-11 am PST and 5:30-7:30 Sliding Scale $90 – $120 Bring a friend for 1/2 off.

Individual journal work or memoire is also offered for exploration of your journey and your dreams. Please contact me for more information.

Let’s Write!


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This work is about writing as a creative process for discovery; discovery of yourself, of a character, or some idea you are exploring.

The writing is done in the moment of the group meetings, written from a prompt, written as fiction, or memoir, or the writing is whatever you choose within the time frame given.

Written work done in the group is then shared and feedback is given in the form of what stood out, what phrases were effective or remembered.  It is based in the AWA method

“every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop craft.”  ~Pat Schneider