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March retreat on 3/14 and Spring workshops!

Don’t forget: there’s a Saturday Write Whole retreat on 3/14, and the spring workshops begin on 4/6 and 4/7! More information below — visit www.writingourselveswhole.org for more information or to sign up!

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Spring 2009 AWA-model writing workshops
with Jen Cross/Writing Ourselves Whole!

** Write Whole: Survivors Write – Saturday Intensive!
An all-day writing retreat
Saturday, March 14, 2009
9:00am-4:00pm.
(Check-in and registration/continental breakfast 8:30-9:00am)
Light lunch also provided.
~ Treat yourself to a day of good writing, good food, and good community! For each of our all-day Saturday writing retreats, we gather in the morning for coffee and some home-baked breakfast, and then write through the rest of the morning. After a break for a light lunch, we keep on diving deep into our work through the afternoon! We create new art and new beauty out of the complicated realities of our lives. Open to all women who identify in as survivors of sexual trauma.

**Write Whole: Survivors Write**
Special 5-week workshop meets Monday evenings, beginning April 6.

~ Gather with other women survivors of sexual trauma in this workshop, and write in response to exercises chosen to elicit deep-heart writing, and deal with such subjects as: body image, family/community, sexuality, dreams, love, faith, and more. You’ll be encouraged to trust the flow of your own writing, and receive immediate feedback about the power of your words! Open to all women who identify in as survivors of sexual trauma.

**Declaring Our Erotic**
Special 5-week workshop meets Tuesday evenings, beginning April 7.
Open to folks of all sexualities and all genders!

~ Are you ready to explore some new edges in your writing? Are there longings you would like to find language for? Now’s the time: you may very well surprise yourself with the depth and power of your writing!

This is a deliberately-diverse erotic writing workshop open to folks of all sexualities and all genders. For anyone who’s ever thought about writing erotic stories – now’s the time to get some of those fantasies down on the page! In these workshops, you will get more comfortable exploring and talking about sexual desires, receive strong and focused feedback about your new writing, explore the varied and complex aspects of sexuality and desire in a fun and confidential environment, and, of course, try your hand at some explicit erotic writing! In addition, if you choose, you may share your manuscripts with peer writers for well-rounded response to your erotic work.

All workshops held in San Francisco in an accessible space, a half-block from BART and on many MUNI lines. Spaces are still available, though limited, and pre-registration is required! Fee for 5 weeks is $175; fee for Saturday retreat is $100. To register or for more information, email jennifer@writingourselveswhole.org or visit
www.writingourselveswhole.org!

About your facilitator: Jen Cross is a freelance writer whose work has been published in many anthologies and periodicals. Jen has facilitated writing workshops since 2002. She received her MA in Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College, and is a certified facilitator of the Amherst Writers & Artists method (http://www.amherstwriters.com/).

Spaces still available in this Saturday’s Write Whole introductory intensive!

Don’t forget — we’ve got one more Saturday intensive coming up this weekend, 12/20, and there’s still room if you’d like to treat yourself to a day of good writing, good food, and good community!

Write Whole: Survivors Write — an all-day writing retreat open to women survivors of sexual trauma
Saturday, December 20, 8:30am-4:00pm.
(Check-in and registration/continental breakfast 8:30-9:00am)
Light lunch also provided.

Location: Writing Ourselves Whole workshop space in downtown San Francisco.

For each of our all-day Saturday writing retreats, we gather in the morning for coffee and some home-baked breakfast, and then write through the rest of the morning. After a break for a light lunch, we keep on diving deep into our work through the afternoon! At the end of the day, we have some conversation about revising and editing our work, and we close by four.

As for all the other writing groups, we will be using the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method. You’ll leave with: a rich body of new creative writing; feedback from your peers about what’s already strong in your new writing; and some thoughts about revising your new work.

The fee for these retreats is $100. Please let me know if you’d like more information or would like to register — send an email to jennifer (at) writingourselveswhole (dot) org, or visit www.writingourselveswhole.org!

Join us!

Saturday Intensives on 12/13 and 12/20!

Treat yourself to a day of good writing, good food, and good community!

Declaring Our Erotican all-day erotic writing retreat open to folks of all genders
Saturday, December 13, 8:30am-4:00pm.
(Check-in and registration/continental breakfast 8:30-9:00am)
Light lunch also provided.

Write Whole: Survivors Writean all-day writing retreat open to women survivors of sexual trauma
Saturday, December 20, 8:30am-4:00pm.
(Check-in and registration/continental breakfast 8:30-9:00am)
Light lunch also provided.

Location: Writing Ourselves Whole workshop space in downtown San Francisco.

For each of our all-day Saturday writing retreats, we gather in the morning for coffee and some home-baked breakfast, and then write through the rest of the morning. After a break for a light lunch, we keep on diving deep into our work through the afternoon! At the end of the day, we have some conversation about revising and editing our work, and we close by four.

As for all the other writing groups, we will be using the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method. You’ll leave with: a rich body of new creative writing; feedback from your peers about what’s already strong in your new writing; and some thoughts about revising your new work.

The fee for these retreats is $100. Please let me know if you’d like more information or would like to register!

Join us!

This March, join us for one of our weekend intensive writing days!

Announcing weekend-day workshops this March – Reserve your space now!


Want to get a feel for how the workshops run before committing to a full 8-week session? Not able to join to a full 8-week workshop session? Want the opportunity to go a little deeper into the writing that you’ve gotten started on your own, or during regular workshop meetings?

Here’s your chance!

Join us for a day of good writing, good food and great company! The March dates are:

  • Saturday, March 22: Declaring Our Erotic: open to folks of all genders and orientations!
  • Saturday, March 29: Raw Silk-Women write desire: open to all women
  • Sunday, March 30: Write Whole-Survivors Write: for women survivors of sexual trauma
  • I’ll provide breakfast and light snacks for the day. As for all the other writing groups, we will be using the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method. You’ll leave with: a rich body of new creative writing; feedback from your peers about what’s already strong in your new writing; and some thoughts about revising your new work.

    Each retreat day runs 10:00am-4:00pm (Breakfast 9:30-10:00am). The cost will be $100; sliding scale may be available. All workshop meetings held in our convenient Flood Building office, right off the Powell Street BART stop. Contact me (jennifer (at) writingourselveswhole (dot) org) with questions or to reserve a space!

    Reminder: All identities (i.e., women, survivor) are to be self-defined!

    Reminder: Fall workshops begin October 1!

    UPDATE: The fall series of the Writing Ourselves Whole writing workshops begins soon — start dates moved to October 1, 2 and 3!

  • Write Whole: Survivors Write (open to women survivors of sexual abuse) will meet Monday evenings, October 1 – November 26, 2007 (no meeting October 29).
  • mixed Declaring Our Erotic (open to folks of all sexualities and all genders) will meet Tuesday evenings, October 2 – November 27, 2007 (no meeting October 30).
  • Women Declaring our Erotic (open to women) will meet Wednesday mornings, October 3 – November 28, 2007 (no meeting October 31).

    (As always – identities such as “woman” and “survivor” are intended to be self-defined.)

    There are still spaces available in each workshop: let me know if you’d like me to reserve a space for you! The cost is $200 for 8 weeks of writing and sharing! For more details or to register, please visit writingourselveswhole.org – thank you!

    Also — New offering: Day-long writing intensives
    I’m planning a couple of local area weekend-day writing intensives for the fall. The first will be a general topic writing intensive San Francisco on Saturday, October 6, and the second will be a women’s erotic writing intensive in the East Bay on Saturday, November 10th. Each day will run from 8:30-4, and I will provide both coffee/baked goods in the morning and light lunch. The cost will be $100. Please let me know if you’d like more information or would like to reserve a space.

  • Reminder: Fall workshops begin next week!

    The fall series of the Writing Ourselves Whole writing workshops begins September 17, 18 and 19!

  • Write Whole: Survivors Write (open to women survivors of sexual abuse) will meet Monday evenings, September 17 – Nov 12, 2007 (no meeting Oct 8).
  • mixed Declaring Our Erotic (open to folks of all sexualities and all genders) will meet Tuesday evenings, September 18 – Nov 13, 2007 (no meeting Oct 9).
  • Women Declaring our Erotic (open to women) will meet Wednesday mornings, September 19- Nov 14, 2007 (no meeting Oct 10).

    (As always – identities such as “woman” and “survivor” are intended to be self-defined.)

    There are still spaces available in each workshop: let me know if you’d like me to reserve a space for you! The cost is $200 for 8 weeks of writing and sharing! For more details or to register, please visit writingourselveswhole.org – thank you!

    Also — New offering: Day-long writing intensives
    I’m planning a couple of local area weekend-day writing intensives for the fall. The first will be a general topic writing intensive San Francisco on Saturday, October 6, and the second will be a women’s erotic writing intensive in the East Bay on Saturday, November 10th. Each day will run from 8:30-4, and I will provide both coffee/baked goods in the morning and light lunch. The cost will be $100. Please let me know if you’d like more information or would like to reserve a space.