Writing Workshops for Women


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 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Redwood Basecamp
Guerneville, CA


Women’s Writing and Intention Circle

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



Saturday, October 14, 2017
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Occidental, CA




Collage and Writing 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. 

Canary Nest Collage
Sunday, December 3, 2017

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
With Susanne Petermann
Sebastopol, 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