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.

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Month 9 begins June 5

*$49 includes both June 5 Master Class and a special office hour with Jennifer and Audrey on June 22

Maintaining Momentum: Launching Your Work Into the World

Master Class on Audience and Marketing

The generative part of your journey is complete. Now is the time to share your work more widely–whatever that means to you. For some, it may involve engaging a professional editor, seeking a literary agent, or identifying a publishing strategy. No matter your goals, it’s important to continue to support the tender voice that brought your story to life. The final session of our 9-month series will help you:

  • Envision and connect to your audience
  • Lean into the urgency of your message
  • Remain open to new possibilities without losing your direction
  • Cultivate inner allies to sustain you through the challenges of marketing your work

As always, we explore these ideas 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!

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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