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Sunday Afternoon Sacred Writing Circles

(2nd and 4th Sundays of the month)

Get your writing fix on Sunday afternoons at Junie’s place in Victoria. Everyone is welcome.

Dates: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
Time: 2:30 – 4:45 pm
Cost: $20 drop-in (or book 5 sessions to use over 6 months for $80)
Location: Junie’s place in James Bay, Victoria (RSVP for the address)
Registration and RSVP: junieswadron.com/sunday-afternoon


Writing Your Memoir and Celebrating Your Life Journey

(8-week workshop)

Dates: Mondays, April 2 – May 21
Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Join this fun-filled ‘get it on the page’ workshop. 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 course end, you will have written many of your favourite stories, created an outline for a full memoir and will have the necessary tools to continue the process with enthusiasm and joy!

This is a great keepsake for your family or you can consider publishing your memoir, bringing the best of what your life has taught you to countless readers.

Here is where your voice on the page becomes your voice in the world!

Register here: www.junieswadron.com/writing-memoir

Write Where You Are

(8-week workshop)

A Playful, Heart-Centred Workshop for Creative Writing and Self-Discovery

Dates: Tuesdays, April 10 – May 29
Time: 7 pm – 8:45 pm

Writing from where you are allows you to stay in present time. It’s about the here and now and honouring that. Even if you are writing about your seventh birthday, running down the stairs to see what your mom and dad bought you, the excitement you feel in your body, even though it was over forty years ago, brings it back as though it was happening right now and that’s what’s relevant and that’s what flows out of your pen.

Each session we discuss different topics, have different writing prompts, timed writings, and a variety of creative means to get into the writing itself. We never know what will reveal itself on the page. One prompt could lead to poetry, another prose – short story, musical lyrics or stand up comedy material. It’s fun, exciting, mysterious, and serious. It’s a smorgasbord of creative expression on and off the page!

It is not a critique group. It is a sacred circle. We grow strong in an atmosphere of kindness and respect, knowing we are being supported exactly as we are. Our feedback is kind and respectful where a person feels excited to continue and grow as a writer. Simply put, you are cherished in an oasis in time where writing allows you to be seen, heard and acknowledged.

Register here: www.junieswadron.com/workshops/write-where-you-are

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.

Register here: www.junieswadron.com/write-yourself-home

Creating a Visual Memoir Using Writing and Collage

—with Gwen Fox and Junie Swadron

A five-day transformation, fun-filled retreat that honours your resiliency, artistry, strength and beauty!

Dates: July 27 – August 1, 2018
Location: Taos, New Mexico

Join internationally acclaimed award winning artist, teacher, speaker and art coach, Gwen Fox, and international speaker, author, psychotherapist and writing coach, Junie Swadron for five days of magical artistic expression.

These dynamic women are uniting their gifts to offer you a retreat of a lifetime! You will enhance and advance your creativity through both art and writing and return home carrying a beautiful piece of art created from the depths of your soul.

Registration: www.junieswadron.com/workshops/visual-memoir

 Write Where You Are At Sea!

Join Junie Swadron for an Alaskan Cruise starting September 7, 2018

7 nights: $1,696.00 Canadian (taxes of $325.00) included
Vancouver – Inside Passage
Juneau – Skagway – Glacier Bay
Ketchikan – Inside Passage – Vancouver

Write Where You Are is a playful, heart-centered workshop for creative writing and self-discovery. Using visualizations, writing prompts, and timed writings, Junie creates a safe space for creative expression to emerge. You never know what’s going to show up on the page!

For details and bookings, contact travel agent Vivien Evans at 250-217-1087 or vevans@cruiseshipcenters.com

Past Events


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! www.junieswadron.com/author-support

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