Current Offerings

Writing Workshops:

The Summer Series 

June-August

Jumpstart or reboot, develop, and deepen your writing in a supportive circle of women. Generate new material and/or make progress on an ongoing project. Count on intriguing prompts, time to write, constructive feedback, and discussion of craft, strategy, and writing as a practice. The end of each session features balanced manuscript critiques for rotating participants. Nurture and connect with your work and a lively community of writers. This multi-genre workshop is appropriate for all levels.

In Northampton, Massachusetts—

When: June 4 & 18; July 2, 16, & 30; August 13 on Thursdays 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Writers in Progress Studio, a literary arts center located in the Arts & Industry Building on 221 Pine Street in Florence, MA (http://artsindustryopenstudios.blogspot.com)

In Canton, Connecticut—

When: June 11 & 25; July 9 & 23; August 6 on Thursdays 1:00-4:00

Where: My home along the Farmington River in Collinsville, CT (directions will be sent to registrants)

Registration & fee info for both MA & CT

Registration: Space is limited & first come, first serve. To reserve your spot, please contact Maya at writelikeariver@gmail.com.

Deposit: None

Fee: Sliding Scale $45-40-35 per workshop. Payments can be made by cash or check at the beginning of each session. If you would like to help sponsor another woman writer, even for a session or two, please ask about the scholarship fund.

Cancellation Policy: As with any writing workshop, you are responsible for the series you’ve committed to attend. If you withdraw from the workshop after your series begins, you will receive no refund or credit. Please understand that these standard policies make it possible to offer a sliding fee scale (which I’ve not seen elsewhere) and to stay in business so that I can continue to support your voice, and the voices of other women writers in your community.

Soon to be announced:

  • Fall writing retreat at Wellspring House in Ashfield, Massachusetts

May 15-17 Writing Retreat

Wellspring House in Ashfield, Massachusetts

This event has filled. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please use the form below to sign up. 

We arrive at Wellspring House (http://www.wellspringhouse.net) on Friday afternoon for a workshop with prompts and a writing session followed by dinner, time to visit the lake, and an inspirational evening offering. On Saturday, we begin at 10:00 a.m. with Lyric Vision & Voice, a presentation on image-driven writing (whether prose or poetry) that emphasizes the rhythms and sounds of language and indulges compression and fragmentation. Prompts and a writing period follow until 1:00 p.m, then a two-hour break for lunch, a walk to the lake or café, time to chat or nap, read or draw. We start back up at 3:00 p.m. with a presentation and workshop on revision, followed by a discussion of strategies for writing and completing your book project, ending at 5:30. The evening is free for dinner and socializing, dancing and writing, and a short overnight assignment. Sunday begins with a reading and discussion, then brunch at Elmer’s, and a final writing session and reading, ending at 4:00 p.m.

Retreat Sliding Scale Fee: $240-220-200

For those seeking lodging at Wellspring House: Single/$60 per night; double/$80 per night.

2 Responses to Current Offerings

  1. Marie Lavendier says:

    Is there an opening for the Thursday Collinsville Writing Workshop?

    • csandage says:

      Yes, Marie, I believe there’s an opening. Maya forwarded your email & I’ll get back to you in the morning. Thanks for contacting us!

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