Upcoming Writing Events
Following is a chronological listing of our scheduled Writing Events that are open to the public:
- The Self as the Source of the Story, Whidbey Island WA
- Self as Source Alumni Group, Whidbey Island WA
- Writing Nature's Wisdom, Whidbey Island WA
- Other Writing-related Events
THE SELF AS THE SOURCE OF THE STORY
with Christina Baldwin
May 13-19, 2014
December 2-8, 2014
Whidbey Island, Washington
This remarkable 5-day seminar is designed for people ready to move beyond the unstructured creativity of journal writing to tackle a portion of their life experience by writing memoir, autobiography, essay or fiction.
"Inside I know I will never be the same since that beautiful week. For the first time, I am thinking of myself as a writer."
Self as Source participantSession topics include: articulation, metaphoric reality, and structures of creative nonfiction, writing about time, place, self, and others. The seminar is held within a circle that invites conversation, supportive critique, open reading and celebrations of the word.
Christina has taught this course for twenty years, and dozens of books have been published by former students. The seminar is open to both men and women at varying levels of experience. Held in serene retreat settings, this is a special time to honor your creativity and experience exponential growth in your writing capacities.
"Writing has opened up the window to my soul and given me the voice that I have been seeking. Thanks so much for assisting me on my journey."
-- Dianne McCoy, Winnipeg, Author, Story Coach and Speaker LOCATION:
Located 30 miles north of Seattle, Whidbey Island provides a delightful retreat setting for this seminar. Participants will be housed in the lush green stillness of the Maxwelton valley in a facility of gardens, nooks and crannies, great food and the support of tall trees. Full travel information is available upon registration.
$1375.00 includes tuition, individual consultation, room and board. Early bird registration of $1325.00 is available -- contact the PeerSpirit office for more information.
Class size limited to 16. Writers at various stages of project development and confidence welcome. Please register for Self as Source through the PeerSpirit office.
Download an event flyer (PDF)
May 13-19, 2014
December 2-8, 2014
Self as Source Alumni Group is an opportunity to revisit the content of this fine memoir class now that alumni writers are deep enough into their projects to have encountered the challenges that were theoretical at the beginning.
This seminar is an opportunity for long, uninterrupted periods of writing, interspersed with creative and problem solving sessions using each other's manuscripts to learn from. The days will start with a circle of checking-in and responses to questions we are living with, writing time in a community of supportive silence, late afternoon sessions, and evenings by the fireplace listening to each other's words.
Please contact the PeerSpirit office with any questions. The workshop is held on Whidbey Island, Washington at the Aldermarsh retreat center.
To be announced
The Marsh House on Whidbey Island, Washington. Located 30 miles north of Seattle, Whidbey Island provides a delightful retreat setting for this seminar. Participants will be housed in the lush green stillness of the Maxwelton valley in a facility of gardens, nooks and crannies, great food and the support of tall trees. Full travel information is available upon registration.
Limited to 12 alumni of Self as the Source.
$1100.00 includes tuition, lodging (single rooms), and all meals. $400.00 deposit is due upon registration. An early-bird registration discount is available - please enquire and register through the PeerSpirit office.
Celebrate the change of the seasons by joining Christina and Ann for a day of creative writing in the beauty of Whidbey Island. With Christina's passion for story and Ann's deep stewardship of wilderness, participants will experience the joyful connections between soul and the natural world.
Writers will immerse themselves in gentle exploration of the island's forests, reflective journal writing, and sharing councils of insight.
This workshop is open to men and women of all levels of writing experience. Just bring a blank book and a willingness to begin!
DATE AND TIME:
September 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, Washington
$85.00, includes gourmet catered lunch
Register through the PeerSpirit office.
For out of town guests who would like to spend a night at the Whidbey Institute before or after the seminar, please register separately through their website:
for a special fee.
We are open to both self-sponsoring and offering writing seminars through the sponsorship of other organizations and venues. Please contact us to discuss possibilities.