A live, online workshop series for writers of memoir and fiction

Jennifer teaching

Birth Your Truest Story by Nurturing Your Most Tender Voice

A live, online workshop series for writers of fiction and memoir

You are invited to step into a non-judgmental space where you will feel safe to discover your most tender voice, so that your truest stories can take root and blossom.

Each month features a stand-alone master class on a key aspect of the writing process, along with a writers’ circle for sharing and receiving productive feedback on your work, and two office hours for group collaboration and support for the creative process.

Find out more about the 2021-2022 series

Our current nine-month series has concluded. Join our email list to be notified of our events over the summer and dates for our 2022-2023 series.

Each month, we explore craft and creativity topics through a series of writing prompts designed to generate material you can use right away in creating the story that’s waiting in you to be born! We look forward to beginning our next series in September, 2022!

About Your Guides…

In 2016, lifelong friends Jennifer Browdy and Audrey Kalman conceived of a workshop that would use birth as a metaphor for the writing process.

Combining Jennifer’s expertise as a memoirist and teacher with insights from Audrey’s work as a birth doula and writer, they taught the workshop in person at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California and then virtually for Shuffle Collective’s Weekend of Words.

The response was so positive that they decided to expand it into an on-going online offering, organized as a nine-month series designed to support sustained engagement while also allowing participants to join any month or try out a single master class.

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