Hello friends & kindred spirits – It's been a full year, culminating with a very productive few months. A new adventure has been kicking around my heart for a long time and began to take its true shape this year. It's the kind of adventure that blends my personal passions, my professional journey, and my dreams for the kind of space I'd like to hold with others in the world. And today it's ready for some sharing.
With all of the customary butterflies, I’d like to share: I’m on the verge of launching a writing studio. It will be based in West Michigan, where I replanted after a couple years in San Francisco, and it will support people here and beyond.
It will be an open, energizing space for people who are curious about what they can discover through writing. A space for people to say yes to their voice, yes to the blank page, and yes to the possibility of what writing holds for them. A space where big creative risks will be greeted with plenty of compassionate support. This goes for both creative writing and brand/professional writing... after many years of writing for clients, I have some new ideas for writing with them to bring their stories forward.
A big step in this journey happened this September, when I became a Certified Leader of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. After taking a number of writing workshops over the years, I’ve found the Amherst method to be one of the most joyful and supportive around, for writing devotees and newcomers alike. Participating in the training was one of those thrilling "oh yeah, these are my people!" experiences. It's an honor to join the Amherst Writers & Artists community now and lead others in writing together.
I have so much more to share, and soon. The reveal of the name and the website are on the way, but I just couldn't hold on to the big idea any longer. If you’d like to be one of the first to hear of the studio’s arrival, please add your name to this list -- I hope you’ll consider writing with me when the studio opens later this year!
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