Writing Workshops for Women


6-week ONLINE Class: Medicine Wheel as a Tool for Writers

Use the Medicine Wheel as a tool for writing to explore your life. Connect and share your stories online as you meet with Susan in a private Yahoo Group.  

Medicine Wheel


March 20-May 1, 2017
Through the StoryCircle Network
6 weekly ONLINE sessions
Write at your own pace



Women Writing Through Transition at Casari Ranch

The cycles of nature teach us everything we need to know about change. Write and share in community with other women and the natural world as we explore our changing lives.


Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Casari Ranch
Point Arena, CA

Image and Word: Writing and Collage Workshop for Women

Discover what treasures lie deep within and what stories are ready to be revealed through this dynamic combination of collage-making and writing practice. 

Writing and Collage
Sunday, June 4, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
With Susanne Petermann
Ashland Arts Center
Ashland, Oregon

Women’s Writing and Intention Circle

Check in with yourself, connect with others, and use writing to deepen your intentions for this lifetime.



Saturday, June 17, 2017
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Sebastopol, CA




SUMMER Medicine Wheel Writing Circle for Women

Enter into the ceremony of the summer/south/earth/child in this powerful day of drumming, earth-based practices, time alone on the land, writing, and sharing.

Summer Mediciine Wheel

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Redwood Basecamp
Guerneville, CA


FALL Medicine Wheel Writing Circle for Women

Write to explore emotion, change, and self-acceptance in this powerful day of drumming, earth-based practices, time alone on the land, writing, and sharing.

Fall Medicine Wheel

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Redwood Basecamp
Guerneville, CA


Contact Susan for more information.

Cancellation Policy

• Refunds cannot be issued after 24 hours; however, for half-day or full-day workshops, a credit may be issued for other programs IF REQUESTED 7 OR MORE DAYS before the start of the program. After 7 days, credit can only be issued if your reservation is filled by someone else. All date changes are subject to a 20% fee and Susan Hagen’s approval. (Two-day workshops require 14 days advance notice of cancellation under the same terms as above. Four-day retreats require 30 days).

Dog Policy

• Please DO NOT BRING YOUR DOGS (or other pets), even if you plan to leave them in the car.

What to bring to workshops

• Your notebook and several pens (laptops are discouraged; please contact Susan if you feel you must bring yours).
• Something for the altar that represents your dreams, ambitions or goals.
• A simple, ready-to-eat lunch (for full-day workshops).
• Layered clothing and/or sun protection for writing outside if you choose.


• Please call Susan at 707-888-0849 if you will be late or absent.
• Arrive 10-15 minutes early to make a cup of tea and settle in.
• Avoid wearing perfume or scented body products.


“I feel no judgment as I am led safely to share the stories of my life. Equally magical is listening to the stories of other women in my circle. I realize I’m not so different; and therefore, not alone.” Carol Lynn Everest, Sonoma, CA

When we read our pieces aloud, we were all in awe of how open-hearted, moving, and beautiful every story was. It wasn’t that we didn’t know how to write; what we needed help with was opening our hearts. That’s what Susan’s gentle support allowed us to do.” Betsey Crawford, Marin County, CA