Events & Workshops

UPCOMING WRITING

WORKSHOPS

All online workshops use the Zoom platform.

All workshops offered in the Eastern Time Zone.

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as of 12/09/20

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Workshop Full

as of 12/07/20

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LINKS TO WRITING WORKSHOPS/TRAINING JULIE IS ATTENDING/WILL ATTEND/HAS ATTENDED:

Write From Your Center--Meditation & Writing Course: Nadia Colburn, Align Your Story

15 minutes a day--to transform your writing and your life.

Summer 2019

Veterans Writing Program Initiative

Amherst Writers & Artists POST-CERTIFICATE TRAINING SESSION

November 2019

Rensselaerville, NY

Rewrite Your Life

Online Course - Jessica Lourey - 2019

Writing from the Body: a Writing, Movement & Somatics Workshop

Online Course

May 26 - June 30, 2020

Cheryl Pallant

Reframing Trauma: a Reading & Writing Workshop

Online Course

with Kelly Fordon

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

AWA Post-Certificate Training - Prose Workshop: for workshop leaders who have already been through the Amherst Writers & Artists training program

November 2020

Writing Down the Bones: Find Your Voice, Tell Your Story--taught by Natalie Goldberg

An online workshop in which Natalie Goldberg illuminates the messy, glorious path of writing: from building writing practice as discipline to deepening in skill and sensitivity..."

Spring 2019

Tending the Work

An online workshop on the ins & outs of submitting your writing

Voice & Vessel

April 10 - May 8, 2019

Guidance and tools to make sense of the submissions process.  

Writing from Workbook 52

--a writing workshop with Lynda Barry-Writing the Unthinkable--& Don Chaon

Summer 2018

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

Persons of Interest: Character Development in Prose

Writing Workshop with

Eric Charles May

Summer 2018 

Interlochen Center for the Arts

LINKS TO WRITING WORKSHOPS/TRAINING JULIE IS LEADING/WILL LEAD/HAS LED:

Nature Journaling: A Spirited Path through Perilous Times: Mary Reynolds Thompson--author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul.  Designed for writers looking for inspiration, eco-therapists or forest guides, for all those who want to deepen their connection to the natural world.

August 2020

Untame Your Story: Rewild Your Life: A Five-Part Memoir Writing Class 

Mary Reynolds Thompson--author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul. 

What story are you living?

Oct/Nov 2020

Writing the Unthinkable

Ypsilanti, MI Writing Workshop 

Jan 7, 2018

Deepening Our Writing

8-Week Online Writing Workshop

Thursday Evenings 6:30-9pm Jan/Feb 2021

Writing to Free the Body

8-Week Online Writing Workshop/Two Sections

Mon & Tues Evenings

6:30-9pm, Jan/Feb 2021

Amherst Writers & Artists Launchpad Group

A space to share resources, solve problems, and receive support as a workshop leader.

Sundays 1-3pm, Feb/Mar 2021

Deepening Our Writing

8-Week Online Writing Workshop

2 Sections: Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6:30-9pm - Nov/Dec 2020

Following a Golden Thread

8-Week Online Writing

Workshop - Tuesdays 6:30-9pm - Sept/Oct 2020

Paradox & Polarity

8-Week Online Writing

Workshop - Thursdays 6:30-9pm - Sept/Oct 2020

"Metaphor & the Body" 

8-Week Online Writing

Workshops - 2 Sections: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

July/August 2020

"From Head to Heart: the Power of Journaling in Recovery, June 26, 2020 Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Women's Group

"Write with Color"

8-Week Online Writing Workshop,

May 7-June 25, 2020

"Write Around the World"

AWA Online Fundraiser

May 17, 11am - 1pm EST

Tues Online Workshop

Mar 10-April 28, 2020

Thurs Online Workshop

Mar 12-April 30, 2020

Tues Workshop

Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2020

Thurs Workshop

Jan 9 - Feb 27, 2020

Saturday Workshop

Dec 7, 2019

Tues Workshop

Sept 10 - Oct 29, 2019

Thurs Workshop

Sept 5- Oct 24, 2019

Thurs Workshop

May 16 - July 18, 2019

Thurs Workshop

Mar 7 - Apr 25, 2019

Tues Workshop

Jan 8 - Feb 26, 2019

Thurs Workshop

Jan 10 - Feb 28, 2019

All-Day Workshop

Nov 17, 2018 

Getting There from Here

Writing Workshop with

Maureen Dunphy - Springfed Arts

Feb 14 - Mar 21, 2018 &

Apr 11 - May 23, 2018

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Memoir Writing Workshop 2015

Washtenaw  Community College

Creative Writing Classes

2013-2016

DETAILS & GUIDELINES FOR 8-WEEK CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

  • 5-9 people in workshop

  • 8-week session online using Zoom

  • We will meet for 2 & 1/2 hrs each session.

  • I offer writing prompts.  You are free to use the prompt, or write wherever you're led.  We will not bring outside writing in.

  • We will spend 1 - 20 min on each prompt.

  • After we've finished writing, members will read their work aloud, unless they elect not to do so.

  • I will ask for other members' comments on what they experienced as strong and successful in the writer's work, noticing the choices she/he has made.  I will guide members so that we stay focused on the writing rather than on the writer.

  • All writing will be treated as fiction, unless the writer states that it is autobiographical; this keeps the focus on the writing rather than on the writer; it allows members to gain access to, and then express, thoughts and emotions that may be too powerful, painful, embarrassing or surprising to expose otherwise.

  • Confidentiality is essential in this group; therefore we will not talk about writing that happens in the workshop outside of the workshop, or even outside of the time designated for responses.  In this way we keep each other safe.

DETAILS & GUIDELINES FOR ONE-DAY  CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

  • 5-9 people in workshop

  • We will meet from 10am - 4pm 

  • I offer writing prompts.  You are free to use the prompt, or write wherever you're led.  

  • I also create and use handouts.

  • We will spend 1-20 min on each prompt.

  • After we've finished writing, members will read their work aloud, unless they elect not to do so.

  • I will ask for other members' comments on what they experienced as strong and successful in the writer's work, noticing the choices she/he has made.  I will guide members so that we stay focused on the writing rather than on the writer.

  • All writing will be treated as fiction, unless the writer states that it is autobiographical; this keeps the focus on the writing rather than on the writer; it allows members to gain access to, and then express, thoughts and emotions that may be too powerful, painful, embarrassing or surprising to expose otherwise.

  • Confidentiality is essential in this group; therefore we will not talk about writing that happens in the workshop outside of the workshop, or even outside of the time designated for responses.  In this way we keep each other safe.

  •  Julie believes that all people are born with creative genius and that, if given the right set of circumstances, everyone can reach their full potential.  

     

Some of the essential AWA principals Julie adheres to in her workshops:        

  • A non-hierarchical spirit is maintained in the workshop, while at the same time an appropriate discipline keeps writers safe.

  • Confidentiality about what is written in the workshop is maintained, and the privacy of the writer is protected.

  • All writing is treated as fiction.

  • At all times writers are free to refrain from reading their work.

  • Absolutely no criticism, suggestion, or question is directed toward the writer in response to first-draft, just-written work.

  • The teaching of craft is taken seriously and is conducted through exercises that invite experimentation and growth.

  • The leader writes along with the participants, and reads that work aloud in each writing session.  This practice is essential, for only in this way is there equality of risk-taking and mutuality of trust.

 

Workshop

Sept 13 - Nov 1, 2018

Workshop

Sept 18 - Nov 6, 2018

All-Day Workshop

Aug 11, 2018

All-Day Workshop 

May 12, 2018

Workshop

Mar 17 - May 5, 2018

Workshop

Jan 11 - Mar 15, 2018

Workshop

Nov 11, 2017

Workshop

Sept 14 - Nov 9, 2017

Workshop

Aug 12, 2017

Workshop 

April 6 - June 1, 2017

Workshop

May 20, 2017

All-Day Workshop

Feb 11, 2017

Workshop

Jan 12 - Mar 2, 2017

Workshop
Sept 22 - Nov 10, 2016

Journal Workshop

weekly 2009 - 2016

2016 by Julie Mariouw