Off-Leash Writing


Off-Leash Writing Workshops

do you want to write?

Untether Yourself

Off-Leash Writing is a vital, no-holds barred, transformative process, in which you put pen to paper and cut loose, burning through to first thoughts, outstripping your inner critics with the sheer velocity of your words.

Write Wild, Write Free

I’ll give prompts - usually poetry - and we'll write in exuberant ten to fifteen-minute bursts, saying yes to what's coming, surging forward without pausing, amending, or looking back. The prompts are not instructions so much as doorways, opening onto the vast field of your experience and imagination. At the end of each burst, we’ll read aloud what we’ve written, bearing witness to the raw power of what’s in the room. We'll keep the circle small - maximum 8 people - and I'll write and read alongside you, modeling the full imperfection of this practice, with its hitches and lulls and bouts of self-consciousness that occasionally give way to periods of pure flow. 


Write Your Way Home

For newcomers and experienced writers alike, this process is an astonishingly effective tool for quieting the noise and discovering—or re-discovering—your authentic voice. Though it can be a means to an end—you'll generate loads of material that you can rework and polish into memoirs, stories, poems, or anything else—the process of writing, listening, and being deeply heard is also a profound practice for healing what C. S. Lewis called "the wound of individuality."


"I Wanna See You Be Brave"  

- Sara Bareilles

Try it and see. 


10-week Online Workshop (Mondays)

Write with me and an intimate cohort of kindred spirit from the comfort of home, with your footie pajamas and your coffee, tea, or cocoa by your side! We’ll gather in a virtual room in real time to form a creative circle that spans continents. Class size limited to eight.

DATES: Mondays, September 9 - November 18 (NO SESSION OCT. 28)

TIME: 10 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time, 1 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Questions? Email me.

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10-Week Ann Arbor Workshop (Wednesdays)

Write with me and an intimate cohort of kindred spirits in the sunroom of our beautiful Ann Arbor home. We’ll sit around the table in the dappled light, surrounded by trees, as the seasons shift and our words spill onto the page and into the room. Coffee and tea provided. Class size limited to eight.

DATES: Wednesdays, September 11 - November 13

TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

PLACE: Northeast Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Questions? Email me.

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