Instructor Led Courses

  • Do you want to learn how to mine your journals for a memoir project? Join writing teacher & author, Sheila Bender and learn how to write your memoir! Next course starts September 7th, 2021.

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    $297.00
    Do you long to make the leap from writing in your journal to crafting a memoir?  Many journal writers have an interest in other forms of life writing, including memoir.  But writing memoir is different than writing in a journal. Journals can be a great place to find raw material for your memoir project!  But how do you do that? Where do you start? In this 6 week facilitated online workshop (2 hours of class time via Zoom per week), with poet and memoirist Sheila Bender, participating journal keepers will learn how to identify memoir material in their journals and how to journal (at least some of the time) with future memoir writing in mind. Join Sheila and a small group of fellow journalers (yes, that is a word) and aspiring memoir writers in this supportive and accessible online workshop.  Space is limited to 8 participants to ensure ample time for workshopping your writing! NEXT COURSE OFFERING - Starts Tuesday, September 7th, 2021  Weekly classes are held on Zoom from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST each week of the course. Course Sale - SAVE $30 until Saturday, July 10th.
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  • Take time for yourself, gain clarity and focus, get unstuck from creative procrastination and dive deep into the healing art of expressive writing with this 6-week Writing for Wellness Salon.

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    $347.00
    If you want to take time for yourself, gain clarity and focus, get unstuck from creative procrastination and dive deep into the healing art of expressive writing - this 6 week Transformational Writing for Wellness Salon - a guided and interactive group coaching program - is for YOU! Through group coaching calls, weekly writing activities, online coaching and regular feedback, you will be fully supported to go to the page and write for self-discovery, wellness and creative self-expression. Next Salon - Starts Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 Current Salon in Progress: May 4th - June 15th, 2021 May writing for wellness and stress reduction support you mentally, emotionally and physically during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Connection matters! Please note, space is limited to 12 participants.   Register Now and secure your space in this "creative, supportive and inspiring program." (IAJW members save an additional 20% - simply log in and then add the Salon to your cart and 20% savings will be automatically applied) Here is what a recent participant in the May 2020 Salon had to say about her experience... Lynda Monk’s class “Transformational Writing for Wellness Salon” was excellent. It is well-structured, the exercises are motivating, challenging, and revelatory. The course helped me find clarity in my life, discover new aspects of myself, and moved me to a new place spiritually. Lynda’s compassionate one-on-one attention as a reader of my writing reflected back to me what I was expressing in my writing. Her feedback was invaluable, and I felt heard. She brought this same attention and compassion to the group as well. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is seeking more clarity in their life quest. ~ Jo Ann Koltyk Register Now for the next Salon!
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