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Looking for a Writing Teacher? Hire Me!

If your group is looking for a fun, creative and immersive six or three-hour writing workshop (or a series of workshops), I am available to teach in-person and/or over ZOOM on a variety of writing craft and creative process topics. Current offerings include: Creative Revision, Deep Character, Make A Scene!, Narrative Arc Boot Camp, Fictional Reflection & Event, Resuscitating the Writer Within, Writing During Difficult Times,  Make A Poem!, and more. I can also create curriculum geared to your group’s learning desires. Get in touch today for rates and availability!



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Wild Writing in the Boreal

Wild Writing in the Boreal is an annual writing retreat for beginning and experienced writers, which I co-run with writer Donna Besel. It brings together women for a warm and easy-going weekend of writing, sharing stories, and connecting in the gorgeous environment of Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba’s Whiteshell Provincial Park. Our next retreat is April 28-30, 2023.

Delicious food, hot-tubs, wood-burning stoves, starry nights, beautiful nature, a raffle draw, and our legendary Saturday night sing-a-long (following the open mic reading) and, of course, lots of writing, create a weekend to remember!

Visit our Wild Writing in the Boreal page for more details, including pictures and testimonials and check out last year’s itinerary and details about Falcon Trails at the resort’s website.

Praise from past participants

Wild Writing in the Boreal blew my expectations through the roof! The entire weekend was so full of love, honesty, and beautiful writing. Both Lauren and Donna are amazing, talented women that we are all lucky to be learning from. Never have I felt so grounded at a retreat, and I am walking away feeling knowledgable and motivated. – Kiera Anderson

Before the retreat, I always thought that writers were “other” people. Being a writer was something I didn’t think was attainable for someone like me. Listening to other stories that people wrote and sharing helped me realize that I can be a writer. – Marni Fisher



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