Sunday Afternoon Sacred Writing Circles

Does Writing Call to You as a Sacred Expression . . . A Place To Rest Your Heart on the Page With Your Words?

Or perhaps it’s a place to come ALIVE? Whatever form of expression you like, it matters not. Bring it with you. Or just show up and see what wants to reveal itself on the page.

Join us on select Sundays for Sunday Afternoon Sacred Writing Circles.

Junie Swadron sunday afternoon sacred writing circlesOn Sunday afternoons, we’ll enjoy a variety of writing exercises drawn from my ever-growing, overflowing creative writing toolbox!

Writing has the power to stop time, cut through the extraneous, and take us home to our heart. This absolutely fun experience will engage the writer within and may surprise you by eliciting prose, poetry, song lyrics, or simply stream of consciousness writing in “no apparent form.” You will learn the fundamentals of moving past the head and into the heart of writing.

Date: Select Sundays in 2019
Time: 2:30 – 4:45 pm
Location: Junie’s place in James Bay, Victoria, BC
Cost: $20 drop-in fee at the door

To be notified about upcoming Sunday circles, please contact me and I’ll put you on my local mailing list.

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Past Events

Summer Solstice and The Healing Power of Creativity

A Dream Whose Time Has Come!

Re-Igniting “ACHA” — The Academy of Creative and Healing Arts

Date: June 21, 2019

We are still raising funds for this project! To find out how you can support the Academy of Creative and Healing Arts, please see this page:

*FREE* Write Where You Are  7-Day Challenge!

I’m excited to share this with you! It’s a transformational writing challenge to prepare you for an outstanding, life-altering journey — and I don’t say that lightly!

In this free challenge you’ll receive daily guided meditations that will help you shift old patterns, beliefs, and ideas.

In only 10 minutes of journal writing a day, you’ll develop a dedicated writing practice and anchor in new strengths and undeniable positivity! Challenge begins May 15, 2019.

Write Yourself Home

A Fun & Profound One-Day Writing Workshop for Seasoned and Fledgling Writers

Whether you are a beginning writer or an author of many books, Write Yourself Home is for you!

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time:  9:15 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Seattle, Washington

For the Love of Writing, For the Love of Self

Join us for this two-day sacred writing workshop in the Comox Valley. If you could take two days to pause, reflect, and harness your creative soul, where would that take your writing journey?

If you could take some time to spark your muse and nurture your intuitive process, what new magic would burst forth from your pen? During these two days of reflection and creative expression you will explore your relationship with writing as a sacred path.

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 6 – 7, 2018
Time: Saturday 9:30 – 5:00; Sunday 10:00 – 5:00
Where: Comox Marina Park: Spinnaker Pavilion, 1805 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, BC
Cost: $225

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Memoir Workshop Series (8 weeks)

Join this fun-filled “get it on the page” 8-week workshop to celebrate your life’s journey. Re-visit and embrace the milestones that have made your life rich with meaning, bring new clarity and understanding to old circumstances, laugh and cry at the meanderings of your life, and learn to fully appreciate yourself and all the characters who have played a starring role.

By the end of the course, you will have written many of your favourite stories, created an outline for a full memoir, and you will have the necessary tools to continue the process with enthusiasm and joy!

When: Mondays, September 24 – November 19, 2018 (no class Thanksgiving Day, Oct 8)
Where: Junie’s home studio in James Bay, Victoria
Time: 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $265 (pay in one or two installments)

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Author Support Group (8 weeks)

Have you given any thought to writing a book, blog (travel, how-to), memoir, play, a series of short stories, stand-up comedy, or continuing something that you have started but put down for one reason or another? The Author Support Group gives you the structure and constructive feedback you need to keep you on track with your project, allowing your voice on the page to become your voice in the world!

When: Saturdays, October 13 – December 8, 2018 (no class December 1)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Junie’s home studio in James Bay, Victoria
Cost: $265 (pay in one or two installments)

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Everything You Want to Know about Book Publishing and What It Takes to Create a Great Book

A presentation by Craig Shemilt, with an introduction by Junie Swadron — Beyond Writer’s Block

When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (registration 6:00 pm)
Where: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria
Cost: $18 in advance. $20 at the door

Publisher Craig Shemilt will be giving an informative presentation on what it takes to produce an excellent book and marketing strategies. He will discuss why authors are turning to self publishing giving his expertise on book publishing, printing, editing, design, formatting, ebooks, and the book market.

Writers and authors will leave this presentation with a wealth of information.

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Unleash Your Passion, Purpose, and Highest Potential

In this day-long retreat we suspend judgement, toss out all the self-sabotaging behaviours and limiting beliefs, and create a blueprint for your deepest heart’s desire to come to fruition. It’s a one-day knock-your-socks-off playshop where you will author your highest vision into a true living reality!

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (registration 9:00 am; workshop begins 9:30 am)
Where: The Yurt at CorUnum, 5990 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria
Cost: $125
Please bring a bag lunch and snacks.

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Seven Day Author Mentorship Retreat in Mexico

Dates: March 5 – 11, 2018
Location: Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

—with Julia Salisbury and Junie Swadron

IF YOU ARE BEING CALLED TO WRITE A BOOK, PLAY, BLOG, ONE-PERSON SHOW, ETC., THEN YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS this opportunity to begin or renew your commitment to your written works with Junie Swadron, author, psychotherapist and writing coach and Julie Salisbury, founder and CEO of Influence Publishing. They have come together to offer the most comprehensive, passionate, and joyous experience for people who are serious about writing their books and bring them to publication.

Their over 40 years of combined expertise in coaching and publishing authors offers participants the most vital components for getting their voice off the page and into the world.

During the seven-day retreat, you will receive both group and private 1-1 coaching as well as lots of writing and review time, to get your book ready for publication.

Author support groups and 1-to-1 coaching available too!

Write Yourself Home

A Fun & Profound One-Day Writing Retreat

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: Comox/Courtenay (location to be announced)
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Early bird price: $95 if paid by end of day April 4.

“The only way to make this awesome workshop any better would be to make it into a two-day pajama party. I just want to keep going and going and going!” Rachel Baum

Do you think you can’t write? Well, you can!
Do you think your negative beliefs and attitudes toward writing and other things can’t change in a few hours? Yes, they can!
Do you think life-affirming transformation can’t happen in a day? Yes, it can!

In this life-changing workshop, I’ll show you how to come home to your heart through the joy of writing.
This transformative and deepening sense of self – a day of discovery – will engage you and surprise you by eliciting prose, poetry, song lyrics or simply stream of conscious writing that in a word or two simply delights you! You will learn the fundamentals of moving past the head and into the heart of writing.

In recognizing that writing is a sacred art, you learn about self-acceptance and honouring and letting go of self-judgments about how you write. It is a place of honouring yourself, the child that lives within you, and the journey where the words upon the page bring you to a destination that you could not have dreamed of before putting pen to paper.

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