Freedom to Write: Creative Writing Workshop

  • Dissolve writer’s block and discover a wellspring of inspiration
  • Develop your authentic voice and unique gifts as a writer
  • Learn tools of the writer’s craft to make your writing shine
  • Bring your writing dreams and projects to life
  • Enjoy camaraderie with other writers and have fun!

Open to writers in all genres and at all levels of experience. This method is powerfully effective for all kinds of writing—from poetry to screenplays, memoir to fiction, from writing as healing to writing for publication, from beginners to experienced writers.

We write together each week and share our writing in a safe, supportive and highly stimulating environment. We learn new skills and hone tools of the writer’s art and craft to make your writing sizzle.

Drawing from the renowned Amherst Writers and Artists Method, Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and a wealth of other sources, this method is powerfully effective for getting the ink flowing, generating strong writing and growing as a writer from wherever you are starting.

Whether you have a project that’s stalled, are just exploring writing for the first time or returning to it after a long hiatus, Freedom to Write will have your words flowing beautifully onto the page.

“The tools given to me by Maxima opened a whole other level of writing to me. Quite the catalyst! I was reminded of how cathartic writing is. For me, it’s a way to validate and honor myself. Take this class. Get over your fears of not measuring up or of being afraid you won’t feel approval. It’s a judgement-free and safe and supportive environment.”
“It has opened a window to myself – to expression, to connect again to the voice that speaks to me and wants to be known and heard through language on paper-and ever so much more. Totally loved it!”

Structure of the Course

We write together in class, using inspiring suggestions and examples as instigation for our creativity.

I teach aspects of the writer’s art that help you develop your skills and broaden your palette of possibilities. And I offer optional ideas and prompts to try at home to keep you writing and reaching your writing goals.

You are free to write in any medium—poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction. You can work on an ongoing project or simply see what arises each week.

You have the option to share your work and receive supportive feedback to help you develop your unique voice and grow as a writer.

You’ll also receive practical guidance for developing a regular writing practice, evokiing your own muse, and having the courage and commitment to reach for your writing dreams. Remarkable growth happens and projects get completed when people engage in this process.

And you’ll have fun!

“I was reminded of the brilliance and power of each unique voice and that it is simple to call forth that voice with prompts.

I feel inspired to keep writing and sharing with others.

I would highly recommend working with and being mentored by Maxima. You will be in gifted and skilled, caring hands.

I wrote freely for the first time in ten years and really enjoyed it. I remembered a part of myself long locked away!

Maxima Kahn has been leading workshops on writing and creativity since 2004, formerly at the University of California Davis Extension, and now at Brilliant Playground. A recipient of scholarships and fellowships to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Vermont Studio Center, she has been published in numerous literary journals, has twice been nominated for Best of the Net and was a finalist for the Atlanta Review Poetry Prize. Her full-length collection of poems, Fierce Aria, is just out from Finishing Line Press.


Next 9-week series begins in 2021. Sign up for my mailing list to hear about it.
Live online via Zoom
1/2 scholarships for BIPOC available. Contact me here to inquire about them.

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“I loved the experience of discovery, of new writing and new perspectives
unfurling naturally like the opening of a flower…
allowing the work to write itself, because it’s been there all along, waiting for the pen to outline its form.”