Anaïs Nin, best remembered for her journal writing, said “it is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see new meaning in it.” 

Though participants will learn or review the traditional basics of a story including character, plot and intention, we will also shake things up, experiment with the writing process and push ourselves to become better see-ers. In other words, we will begin with the gentle art of noticing and how to take a walk in the woods.


Upcoming Class

5 Thursdays: April 18 & 25, May 2, 9 & 16
UWM SCE Hefter Center
3271 N. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211


Explore your origin story. We, as humans, are more than our birth certificates and where we work. We, as writers, are more than our rationalizations. As both humans and writers, we are all at once artists, dreamers, mythmakers, and visionaries.  In this workshop, students are encouraged to rethink, rediscover, and reclaim their origin stories. Together, we will explore the cultural history and importance of origin stories, as well as ideas for approaching and discovering your own.


Upcoming Class

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Arts + Literature Lab
2021 Winnebago Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704


The Journal to the Self® workshop is a 12-hour course on how to keep a journal for personal growth, creative expression and life enrichment. It was created in 1985 by Kathleen Adams LPC, PTR, Director of the Center for Journal Therapy, Inc., and internationally known pioneer and expert in the power of writing to heal.


No upcoming classes scheduled.


Gain valuable feedback from fellow writers on your first or seventh draft! This workshop is for all writers no matter what your level. Whether you're stuck on a particular scene, want to know if the piece is working as a whole, or have specific questions about content, continuity, or what to do next, come join this supportive group of writers for feedback, wine and snacks, and camaraderie.

Critique circle

No upcoming classes scheduled.