student writing

We’ve finished the four-week series and I’m so happy to share that every writer would like to continue meeting weekly. This is the power and magic of group writing. Thanks to many people who made this group happen and supported the writers – Storytellers Book Store, great parents, and local teachers.

The group will remain full for now, but if you’d like to be considered for another group please let me know. I have a few lists building for different age groups.


The teen prompt series filled up quick. I’ve been thinking about their stories since our first meeting. Nothing stands in their way when it comes to imagination and the way they supported each other’s work was impressive. This circle of teen writers can create some stories – descriptive, engaging, and depthful stories.

Stay tuned – this idea generated a very positive response. I’ll be looking to build momentum on future groups.

I’m thrilled to announce a new opportunity for teen writers!  The idea to create a prompt writing workshop for teens was inspired by a dedicated Wake Forest mom whose teenage daughter loves to write. Limited extracurricular writing opportunities motivated us to build a space for teenagers who want to creatively express through writing. We’re recruiting 8th and 9th graders for this event.

The Story Tellers Bookstore in downtown Wake Forest will be our house for this four-week series from April 8th through the 29th. I’ve held groups there before and the atmosphere is just what we writers need.

We will follow the AWA method (see AWA tab).  Peer to peer feedback will comment only on the strength of the writing and what’s inspiring.  This workshop will follow the same timeline as all my workshops – I’ll bring prompts, we will write and share our work if we choose, and offer positive feedback.

Check the Wake Forest tab on this site for dates and details.

harvestAnother successful prompt writing group!  I’m proud to say that each group has been incredible in its own way.  The women who came to A Place for Women to Gather brought a strong group spirit and I trust they all grew from listening to each others work.  It was settled during the last session – let’s keep writing.  I’m working on new dates so keep checking for when “The Place” will hold its next four-week series.

New writers welcome!

ImageWhat an amazing turnout at A Place for Women to Gather.  I shouldn’t be, but I’m always a bit blown away when these spirited women writers come out of their nests to write with others.  I want to say, “Where in the heck have you been?”, but I know they are doing what I’m doing – going in and out of their sacred spaces to build ideas, recharge, and expand.

Can’t wait to hear what they write about next week!

Right now there are a few spaces available for the Wednesday afternoon group:

January 9th – 30th – four consecutive weeks – 12:30 to 3:30 at A Place for Women to Gather.

See the Raleigh workshops tab for address and registration information.  Hope to see you!

We just finished our fall prompt series.  Some wonderful writers returned and some new ones joined.  Through beautiful imagery, one writer brought our senses alive through details of the civil war, another took us to the beach and wove in the complexity of relationship, and another reminded us that there is humor in almost everything.  Once again, I’m inspired and will miss our weekly connection and watching us rise up.  Spring of 2013 is our goal to come back together.  I hope others will help us build this enriching series.