Upcoming events

    • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wherever you fire up your computer!

    FREE to Members and Nonmembers as a Digital Village Introductory Perk!

    Register HERE even if you may not be able to attend "live," so that you can receive the webinar recording.

    7:00–8:30 PM (Eastern) / 4:00–5:30 PM (Pacific) // Check your time-zone HERE.

    This intensive writing workshop deals with the yin and yang of a writers’ life— the intuitive, interior creative side and the logical, external marketing side. We will cover both the WHY-TO and the HOW-TO of our craft, since it is their fusion that leads to creative combustion and commercial success. Some of the areas we’ll cover: 

    1. How to get the words from your brain to the page.
    2. How to make the proper time and space to support your work.
    3. How to sharpen your focus, voice, proposal, and pitch.
    4. How to excite others about your creative project.
    5. How to create a book proposal that really works.
    6. How to decide whether to self-publish or to find a publisher (the advantages and disadvantages of both).
    7. How to promote and market your book once it's published.

    Jan Phillips is a writer, teacher, photographer and activist. She has made a one-woman peace pilgrimage around the world, traveled across country as a photojournalist, co-founded Syracuse Cultural Workers (publishers of artwork for peace and justice), and founded Livingkindness Foundation which has built a computerized learning center in a Nigerian village. Jan is the author of 10 award-winning books and publisher of the photo-memoir Born Gay. Her books include No Ordinary Time, Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path, The Art of Original Thinking-The Making of a Thought Leader, Divining the Body, Marry Your Muse, God is at Eye Level, Making Peace, and A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind.  

    www.janphillips.com / www.livingkindness.org

    • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wherever you fire up your computer!

    Always FREE to Members and Nonmembers!

    READERS must be current IWWG members. (Join or renew HERE.)

    Register HERE to participate, whether as listener or reader (further instructions at link).

    8:30–9:30 PM (Eastern) / 5:30–6:30 PM (Pacific) // Check your time-zone HERE.

    Three-minute reading slots open to current IWWG members only (15 max). All listeners (members & nonmembers) welcome!

    Reading guidelines and recommendations for timing yourself will be included in your registration-confirmation email.

    Moderated by Marj Hahne.

    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
    • Metrowest Boston (Medfield, MA)

    Stay tuned for more info!   (Registration is NOT OPEN yet.)

    Here's the teaser:

    THREE writing workshops with outstanding Guild faculty:

    Susan Tiberghien / Nonfiction

    Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, has published four memoirsLooking for Gold: A Year in Jungian Analysis; Circling to the Center: One Woman's Encounter with Silent Prayer; Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story; and Footsteps: In Love with a Frenchman and a highly appreciated writing book, One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer's Art and CraftShe has been an instructor for The Guild since 1990, always impressed by its stature and vision. She also teaches at C.G. Jung Institutes and at writers’ centers and conferences in the States and in Europe, where she directs the Geneva Writers’ Group, an association of over 250 English-language writers. www.susantiberghien.com

    Maureen Murdock / Memoir

    Maureen Murdock, Ph.D., is a Jungian-orientedpsychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. Since 1990, she has taught memoir writing in the UCLA Extensions Writers’ Program, where she received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1995. Her bestselling book, The Heroine’s Journey, explores the rich territory of the feminine psyche and delineates the feminine psycho-spiritual journey. Maureen is also the author of Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and MemoryFathers’ Daughters: Breaking the Ties that BindSpinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; and The Heroine’s Journey Workbook. She is the editor of an anthology of memoir writing entitled Monday Morning Memoirs: Women in the Second Half of Life and has published a Kindle short entitled The Emergence of Bipolar Disorder: A Mother’s Perspective. Maureen has written pieces for The Huffington Post on criminal justice and mental illness and has presented short memoir pieces at Center Theater in Santa Barbara and Spark Theater in Los Angeles about the men in prison she works with. Her blog is on her website: www.maureenmurdock.com

    Kelly DuMar / Drama

    Kelly DuMar is a playwright and poet from the Boston area whose recent workshop presentations include the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the Power of Words Conference, True Story Theater, Berkshire Women Writers, Playback North America, and the New England Theatre Conference. She is the author of a nonfiction book, Before You Forget: The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children, and won the Lit House Press Poetry Chapbook Award for All These Cures. Her newest poetry and prose chapbook, Tree of the Apple, has been published this year by Two of Cups Press. Kelly’s award-winning plays and monologues are produced around the U.S. and Canada. Her award-winning one-act play for youth, The Adventures of Rocky & Skye, was published by Youth Plays. Kelly is a past president of Playwrights’ Platform, Boston, where she led play development activities for many years. She founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College. www.kellydumar.com