Experience the freedom and joy of effortless writing.

Write for healing, self-awareness, and spiritual growth. Or, use writing practice to get your book out of your bones. With Susan’s gentle guidance and support, you’ll be amazed by what you write in circle and inspired by the gift of deep listening you’ll receive from others.


 “HELP! I’ve Got a Book in Me, and I Wanna Get it OUT!”

“I’ve Got a Book in Me!” Weekly Women’s Writing Circle
Wednesday afternoons (2 – 4:30 p.m.) Occidental, CA

“I’ve Got a Book in Me!” One-Day Women’s Retreats
(9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Occidental, CA
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 “Women Writing through Transition and Change”

“Writing through Transition” Weekly Women’s Circle
Thursday mornings (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Sebastopol, CA

“Writing through Transition” One-Day Women’s Retreats
(9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Occidental, CA
Saturday, August 15, 2015


 “Women’s Medicine Walk and Reflective Writing”

One-Day Retreat for Women at Ocean Song, Occidental
Saturday, June 27, 2015


 “Writing as a Healing Practice” – DOWNLOAD FLYER

Drop-In “Write For Healing Fridays” in Sebastopol

• June – every Friday 
• July – every Friday (except July 10)

• 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• DROP-IN whenever you like; no reservations necessary
• CO-ED: Men and women welcome
• Suggested donation $20-$40
• Sonoma County Healing Academy (SoCoHA) 6741 Sebastopol Ave, across from Coffee Catz patio in Sebastopol.
• Sponsored by Peace in Medicine

 Annual Women’s Retreats at St. Dorothy’s Rest

Four-Day Writing Retreats for Women

• 11th Annual FALL Writing Retreat for Women: Friday – Monday, October 16-19, 2015 FULL – Next one is in January 2016

• 12th Annual WINTER Writing Retreat for Women: Friday – Monday, January 22-25, 2016

“Part of the magic of Susan’s writing circles comes from the ceremony and guided visualization she leads before we write.  From that centered place, I am able to release my inner critic, and my heart comes pouring out in words.” 

Scout Tomyris, Santa Rosa, CA