Writing Workshops for Women


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



Manifest Your Highest Good: Declaring Intentions for the New Year

Manifest your highest good in the new year by taking the time to declare your intentions and having them witnessed by others.  



Saturday, January 6, 2018
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Occidental, CA


Finding Your Purpose: Winter Medicine Wheel Workshop

Spend guided, reflective time on the earth in the Winter/North session of the Medicine Wheel Series. Write to explore community, relationship, purpose, and the gifts you bring to the world.

Winter Medicine Wheel


Saturday, January 13, 2018
Winter Session of the Medicine Wheel
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Guerneville, CA



Contact Susan for more information.

Cancellation Policy

• Refunds cannot be issued after 24 hours; however, for half-day and full-day workshops, a credit may be issued for other programs IF REQUESTED 14 OR MORE DAYS before the start of the program. After 14 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. Credits expire 6 months from the date of the originally scheduled program.

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