Upcoming events

    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • On your computer!
    We’ve declared 2019 The Year of the New Narrative—one that authentically expresses the fullness of women’s voices, concerns, desires, and objectives—so we’re featuring NINE 4-week webinars exploring narrative through different lenses. 

    To save money while maximizing your learning, we're offering a Webinar 3-Pack!
    • $297 Member ($99/webinar: save $20 per, for a $60 total savings)
    • $387 Nonmember ($129/webinar: save $20 per, for a $60 total savings)

    How the WEBINAR 3-PACK works:

    • Buy a Webinar 3-Pack NOW, and you can let us know later which webinars from our 2019 schedule (below) you want to register for. You can even gift one of your webinars to a woman writer you want to support! 
    • You will need to select from the below list of 2019 webinars by December 31, 2019. That is, this offer expires at the end of 2019, and no partial or full refunds will be given.
    • If you select a webinar that’s already happened “live,” we will email you the recordings (all four sessions), plus the instructor’s materials.
    • These recordings are yours to keep, to view at your convenience, and do not expire.

    Click on the webinar below to read all about it and its presenter:

    January:  Life Inspires Ideas: Ignite Your Daily Practice, with Suzi Banks  Baum
    February:  The Heroine’s Journey as a Narrative Structure, with Maureen Murdock
    March:  Narrative and Poems, with June Gould
    April:  Are You There, God? It's Me Again: Coming-of-Age Stories for Every Age, with Sherri L. Smith
    May:  Spiritual Narrative: Claiming It, Writing It, Publishing It, with Jan Phillips
    June:  Narrative of Healing: Writing Through the Intersection of Struggle and Community-Self Care, with traci kato-kiriyama
    September:  The Narrative of Embodiment: Reclaiming the Feminine Self, with Dixie King
    October:  Narratives of the Unconscious, with Susan Tiberghien
    November:  Narrative of Truth: The Power of Reality in Storytelling, with Pamela Varkony

    • Monday, October 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • On your computer!

    NOTE: You have to register TWICE:  FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the access information.

    4 Mondays: October 7, 14, 21, 28

    October 7, 14, 21: 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Eastern / 8:00–9:30 AM Pacific / 5:00–6:30 PM Geneva

    October 28: 12:00–1:30 PM Eastern / 9:00–8:30 AM Pacific / 5:00–6:30 PM Geneva 

    Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER even if you can't attend all four sessions "live," because we will promptly email you the recording of each session.

    Margaret Atwood writes that story originates in the dark, in the unconscious. How do we access our unconscious? How can our narratives contribute to a rise in consciousness, our own and the world’s? In this workshop, we’ll explore journaling, active imagination, and dreamwork as modes for discovering the narratives of our unconscious, and we’ll see how to shape them into polished stories—fictional and nonfictional—that serve our individual and collective consciousness.

    Susan Tiberghien has been teaching creative writing for over 25 years, for the International Women’s Writing Guild, at C.G. Jung Societies, and at writers’ centers and conferences in the U.S. and Europe. She is the author of four memoirs—Looking for Gold: A Year in Jungian Analysis, Circling to the Center: An Invitation to Silent Prayer, Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story, and Footsteps: In Love with a Frenchman—and the acclaimed writing book One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft. Her latest book is Writing Toward Wholeness: Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung (Chiron Publications, 2018). An active member of PEN International, Susan founded and, for twenty-five years, directed the Geneva Writers’ Group (250 English-language writers). She recently did an online course, “Journaling to the Soul,” for the Jung Society of Washington, DC. Married, with six adult children, sixteen grandchildren, and her first great-grandchild, Susan lives in Geneva, Switzerland, where she takes heart in its international call for peace and justice.

    Cost: $119 for members / $149 for nonmembers / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Cornell Club, 6 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017
    • 11

    Big Apple Weekend

    The Writer's Arc: From Page to Publication

    Saturday, October 26

    8:00-9:00 am ~~ Registration and Check-in/Continental Breakfast

    9:00-10:00 am ~~ Keynote "Why Writing Matters and the Importance of the Journey"Jane Kinney Denning

    10:15-11:45 pm ~~ Shape Your Work: Concurrent Workshops

    • "Moving from Brain to Page: How to Translate Your Sensory Impressions to Your Writing"Donna Baier Stein
    •  Poetry "Out of the Darkness – A Shining Light"June Gould

    12:00-12:45 pm ~~ Lunch

    1:00-2:30 pm ~~ Next Steps: Getting Your Work out there

    • Fiction/Nonfiction "Ultimate Submissions – Create the Perfect Package"Judi Fennell
    • Poetry "Where and How to Submit Your Poetry"Trish Hopkinson

    2:45-4:30 pm ~~ The Writer’s Journey conversations with Deirdre Bair and Roxana Robinson followed by an Authors Panel moderated by Rosalind Reisner.

    Sunday, October 27 ~~ The Path to Publishing
    8:00-9:00 am~~ Registration and Check-in/Continental Breakfast

    9:00-10:30 am ~~ Presenting Yourself as an Author

    • "Sharing Your Book with the Press and the World" – Sabina Hitchen
    • "Queries and Pitches" – Paula Scardamalia

    10:45-12:15 pm ~~ Market and Launch Your Work

    • "Build Buzz with Social Media" – Mary Beth Coudal
    • "Create a Successful Book Launch – Steps Any Author Can Use" – Cathleen O’Connor

    12:15-1:15 pm ~~ Lunch

    1:30-2:30 ~~ Mavens Panel: The Path to Publishing with panelists including  agents, editors, and publicists discussing what you need to know, what works, what doesn’t work.

    2:45-5:00 pm ~~ Meet the Mavens for private appointments with editors, agents, publicists, other mavens (marketing, book design, etc.). Advance registration required.

    5:00-5:30 pm ~~ Closing

    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Monday, December 30, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • On your computer!

    8 Mondays beginning November 4
    7-8:30 p.m. Eastern

    Check your time-zone HERE.

    A Look at the Writer's Life from the Inside Out

    As writers, we find inspiration and motivation from many sources. We also find distraction and delay. Take eight weeks to look at your writing aspirations from the inside out and learn how your own creative brain works and which expectations rule your progress. Jump-start your dreams, refine your goals, and gain tools to take the actions you need to make real progress as you head into a new year. Bring a project to work on or begin something new. Together, we’ll create writing magic!

    In this webinar, you will:

    • Identify your motivational patterns and how to work with, not against, them
    • Learn strategies for overcoming procrastination and perfectionism
    • Discover your own formula for a successful writing life
    • Find that working with your dreaming mind can spark inspiration
    • Step back into presence and release worry and feelings of overwhelm
    More details on the content and individual sessions is available here.

    What Others Say About this Program

    “This is wonderful, Cathleen! I don't remember when I have gotten so much out of a class. I mean that sincerely. Thank you ever so much. You are a blessing to me, and I'm sure to others as well.” Sharon

    “I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful teleseminar you recently gave. Every single minute of it was useful and inspiring. No time was wasted, and it truly was packed with all the information that was promised and more. It was just what I needed to hear, and I will surely listen to it again and again - next time I'm taking notes! I immediately downloaded a copy of the handouts. Thank you again.” Tara L.

    Cathleen O’Connor, PhD is a writer, speaker, teacher, coach, and intuitive who offers developmental editing, publishing, book layout, and marketing services to other writers. She has been quoted in the Huffington Post and had articles published in Canada’s Alive magazine and Australia’s The Sphere. Her books include The Everything Law of Attraction Dream Dictionary and The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory. She is currently at work on a novel.

    Cost: $199 for members / $229 for guests registered by October 1st ($259 after) / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers (counts as two programs)

    NOTE: You have to register TWICE:  FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the access information.

    Register even if you can't attend all eight sessions "live," because we will promptly email you the recording of each session.