Summer workshops with Writing Ourselves Whole

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Happy June, all!  There are a bunch of writing opportunities this summer: the familiar Write Whole (for women survivors of sexual trauma) and Declaring Our Erotic workshops on Monday and Tuesday nights, respectively, and a new workshop starting Saturday, June 19: Writing the Flood, a monthly general-topic writing workshop open to all!

And see the end of the note for info about the workshop I’m offering at FEMME2010 (don’t forget to register soon!)

Contact me at for more info or to sign up… I can’t wait to write with you!


Writing Ourselves Whole Summer 2010 Workshops

This July, re-engage with your writing self!
Join us in one of our exercise-initiated and non-judgmental AWA writing workshops:

Write Whole: Survivors Write
Monday evenings, 7/12 – 8/30
Open to all women survivors of sexual trauma

Declaring Our Erotic
Tuesday evenings, 7/13 – 8/31
Open to all (18+, please)

o    In the Write Whole: Survivors Write workshop, you’ll gather with other survivors of sexual trauma to create new art and new beauty out of life’s difficult and complicated realities. Learn to trust the flow of your own writing, and receive immediate feedback about the power of your words!
Remember: identity categories like ‘woman’ and ‘survivor’ are self-defined!

o    In the Declaring Our Erotic workshop, you’ll try your hand at some explicit erotic writing, and, in so doing, will get more comfortable exploring and talking about sexual desires, explore the varied and complex aspects of sexuality and desire, receive strong and focused feedback about your new writing!

No previous writing experience necessary! 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 each eight-week workshop is $225-300, sliding scale; payment plans always available.

Please write to jennifer (at) with questions or to register!


Writing the Flood
Open the gates and let your writing voice flow
A half-day, open-topic writing workshop!
Third Saturday of every month
beginning Saturday, June 19, 1pm

Many of you have asked about general-topic (i.e., not focused on a particular issue), and this space is for you.  Writing The Flood is a writing group for anyone looking to prime the writing pump: using the Amherst Writers and Artists method, we will write together in response to exercises designed to get those pens moving, and get onto the page the stories, poems, essays, images and voices that have been stuck inside for too long.  This is a time to work on a larger project, get started on new work, play on the page, or write yourself through a block and back into your writing voice.

Unless otherwise noted, this workshop meets on the third Saturday of the month. $25-50, sliding scale. Limited to 12.

No previous writing experience necessary! Workshops held in San Francisco in an accessible space, a half-block from BART and on many MUNI lines. Pre-registration is required — please write to with questions or to register.

Fierce femme survivors at Femme2010!

Mark your calendars for August — this one’s gonna be fierce: Femme2010: No Restrictions. August 19th – 22nd, 2010, Oakland Marriott City Center,1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607. A multi-threaded conference and forum for those who think about, talk about, and create Femme as a queer gender and identity!

In the middle of soaking up and celebrating femme solidarity, struggle and complexity, I’ll be offering a writing workshops-space for femme survivors of sexual trauma, where we can begin to explore the ways that our femme-ness is informed by experience of sexual trauma, and how we grow and unfurl in and through that internal environment.

See you there!

To write with us, contact Jen at jennifer@writingourselveswhole.
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