transform your writing. transform yourself.

Möbius strip with the words "keep going keep going keep going" written in blue ink all along the whole strip of paperImage of Jen Cross, Writing Ourselves Whole facilitator

 

Photo of an old style typewriter next to a collection of poetry chapbooksAt Writing Ourselves Whole, we offer writing groups for the San Francisco Bay area and beyond. For fifteen years, we’ve explored and celebrated writing as art and craft, as well the power of writing as a practice for transformation and self-discovery.

We honor the power of story and the depth of human creative resilience. We believe in that communities can hold, witness, and celebrate the stories that we have been told are unspeakable. And we believe– particularly for survivors of trauma– in the liberatory uses of writing our desire.

“I love the voices of every writer. Truly, I have been deeply fed by drinking in what others write. (I have thoroughly enjoyed writing too.) I love this format and the safety created by your presence, heart, group structure, and everyone participating.”
– A Write Whole participant

Jen in her green sweater, leaning against a wall in DublinFounded by Jen Cross, MA-TLA, who’s worked with sexual trauma survivors for more than fifteen years, and, as a survivor herself, has used writing practice (both alone and in community) to transform and heal many aspects of her own life.

Use the menu items above to learn more about our groups, find out what writing groups, writing workshops, and other events are coming up, read about our writing group philosophy and what you can expect when you walk into the room, or to register or contact Jen.

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And be easy with you, ok?