Freedom to Write: Creative Writing Workshop

  • Dissolve writer’s block and tap a well-spring of inspiration
  • Develop your authentic voice and innate gifts as a writer
  • Learn tools of the writer’s craft to make your writing shine
  • See your writing goals and projects come to life
  • Enjoy camaraderie with other writers

Open to writers in all genres and at all levels of experience.

We generate new writing together each week and share our writing in a supportive and highly stimulating environment, receiving generous feedback on how to cultivate your unique strengths.

If you are longing to get your writing flowing, learn new skills and grow as a writer, and get truly inspired, join us!

Drawing from the renowned Amherst Writers and Artists Method, Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and a wealth of other sources…

This process is so powerful for cultivating your strongest voice and getting your writing flowing. It’s enlivening and it’s fun!

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.

Writers need the company of other writers to grow. When we write together as a group, our writing becomes much stronger and more fluid. We feel supported and inspired to keep writing.

“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!”
“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.”
Door Into Garden

Structure of the 8-Week Course:

Each week, we write together in class, using inspiring ideas and exercises as instigation for our creativity. You’ll generate a wealth of new writing and be astonished by what pours out of you.

group of friends_sYou 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 can share your work and receive supportive feedback on your strengths to help you develop your unique voice and grow as a writer.

I bring in inspiring examples and teach tools of the writer’s art that help you develop your skills and broaden your palette of possibilities.

You’ll receive practical support for developing a regular writing practice, inspiring your muse, and having the courage and commitment to reach for your big writing dreams.

You’ll develop your capacity to be your own insightful, helpful editor by learning to note strengths in the work of others.

And you’ll have fun!

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

Dates & Times:
8 weeks, 2 hour sessions • Nevada City
June 20 – August 15  • $360 (no class July 4)

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Note: You do not need a PayPal account to pay. You can use a credit or debit card.

To pay by check or cash, contact me. Payment must be received by the registration deadline.

There is no pro-rating for classes that you miss and no refunds once you register.
“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.”
“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.