Write for the sheer joy of writing!

Join Susan Weis-Bohlen and Women’s Daily Post for bi-weekly Summer Salons designed for everyone – whether you are working on a manuscript, an avid journal writer, or someone who hasn’t taken pen to paper since elementary school. Everyone can write — with a bit of encouragement — and thought-generating prompts. Susan can help you find the muse, get the writing muscle moving, quiet the monkey mind that says “you can’t write!”, and find that sweet spot where the words flow. Writing is a form of healing, self-expression, and sharing. Writing with a group you trust creates community.

These Salons are based on Gateless Method which helps you access the theta state of mind, allowing you to be fearless and creative. Susan is a certified teacher of the Gateless Method.

How Does It Work?

We will gather together in a small group and Susan will speak a bit about the theme for the Salon and offer a centering practice to get us into the right state of mind to freely create. Then she will offer a writing prompt. The group will write for 15-20 minutes. Those who wish will share their work. The group will listen and offer positive feedback to the writer. We point out what we loved in the piece, what moved us, techniques that we admired. There is no criticism, no judgment, no “workshopping”. We read, listen, and offer feedback for the joy of it. And in that practice, we also learn about ourselves. The act of reading out loud is an empowering experience.

Cost: $15/session. Purchase ticket online in advance.

Location: We’ll be outside in the garden at The Ivy Bookshop. Please dress for the weather and wear sunscreen!

Health and Safety: At this time, our workshop is open to women who are fully vaccinated against COVID19. A mask is required when indoors.

Workshop Dates: June 25, July 23, August 6, August 20, August 29. Come to one, come to all, or make the ones you can!


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