Events & Services
I host a variety of programs and events designed to help you step into writing, develop your unique voice and style, create routines, and achieve your bigger goals.
Each program is designed for a certain stage in your writing journey. The common thread is a small, supportive audience of fellow writers who are listening for what’s strong in your writing. Bringing your vision to life is so much easier within a community of insightful, encouraging writers.
Where are you on your writing journey?
Writing from the Heart:
Multi-day Writing Retreat
January 27 – January 31, 2021
Each year I host a multi-day retreat where you can disconnect from your schedule and commit to your writing. This is a sacred time to reconnect with your deepest stories, practice radical self-care, and transform your writing alongside others on a similar path. Immerse yourself in this experience for five days, and notice the deep level transformation.
Building Your First Draft
February 8 – May 17, 2021
Bi-weekly Mondays @ 1:30–3:30pm PT
(2:30 – 4:30 pm MT)
Are you working on a longer writing project, like a book or a memoir project to share with extended family members? Instead of toiling away alone, build a committed writing practice, grow your writing skills, and overcome your pesky inner critic within a supportive group of 6 writers.
During this four-month program, everyone is focused on generating text to complete a first draft!
Step Into Your Story
March 2 – March 23, 2021
Tuesdays @ 2:00-3:30pm PT
This online journey is an introductory step into writing; no previous writing experience necessary! We meet each week to create fresh writing from prompts, listen and provide encouraging feedback, and read our writing aloud to a cozy, supportive group of 4 participants. Discover your unique voice and story, plus get comfortable sharing it! You also receive a one-on-one coaching session with me to further develop your writing goals.
October 4 - December 13, 2021
Bi-weekly Mondays @ 2:00-4:30pm PT
Have you completed a first draft of your manuscript or collection of shorter pieces? Congratulations! It’s time to start your revision process. In this focused program, receive clear, supportive feedback from me and a small group of 6 authors at the same stage in their writing process. During this interactive series you will gain clarity on what is strong in your writing, what needs more work, and implement a clear set of steps to incorporate suggestions for edits in your manuscript.
Writing from the Heart:
Multi-day Writing Retreat
5 days during last week of January; actual dates to be confirmed
Each year I host a multi-day retreat where you can disconnect from your schedule and commit to your writing. This is a sacred time to reconnect with your deepest stories, practice radical self-care, and transform your writing alongside others on a similar path. Immerse yourself in this experience for five days and notice the deep level transformation.
After the success of my 2021 online retreat, I am excited to announce that I am hosting my third annual Writing from the Heart retreat in 2022! If conditions allow for an in-person event, this event will take place at a retreat location on Vancouver Island. Join my mailing list to receive regular updates.
Your Private Writing Guide:
This writing program is perfect if you’re seeking individual support as you deepen your writing practice or embark on a big writing project. As your guide, I work with you to break through whatever may be holding you back in your writing.
We will explore your inner workings and discover the gems within your life experiences to develop what’s strong in your unique storytelling style. Fall in love with your words, heal past wounds, and find your true purpose in writing. Receive support for your specific writing needs and vision!
Want to book me for an event?
I am available to host writing workshops by request. Experience the transformation that occurs within your group when we write and share together.
Marie was my coach and editor for an article I was writing for an anthology. She gave me practical, hands-on support to get my writing started right away. My submission was ultimately chosen for the book, Conscious Living - Conscious Aging (2014). Since then, Marie supports me in my writing goals, recording my Nature experiences and life stories for my memoir. She has taught me many tools to deal with the inner editor that would otherwise block my creativity. Her listening skills are superb. She hears the hidden meaning in my words and helps me find what is most useful to me. She is supportive while challenging me to move through difficult places. In workshop settings, Marie easily creates an environment that is safe for honest sharing and offers skill development while having fun. I heartily recommend Marie as a coach for anyone who has a longing to write!