One and a half hours of coffee and creative writing with fellow writers
that will inspire and excite you!

Please write to Junie if you wish to attend and she will get back to you re: the start date.
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Wednesdays, 10 am – 11:30 am (Pacific Time)

At Serious Coffee in Esquimalt

Make time for the things that matter to you

Join Junie, a #1 best selling author and writing coach for 90 minutes of conversation and creative fun on the page! Write, Share and EnJOY our time together!

This is NOT a critique group. It is a place to relax with a latte and others, like yourself, who are exploring their writing in a fun, safe environment.

Location: Serious Coffee in Esquimalt, Victoria

Esquimalt Plaza
27 – 1153 Esquimalt Road
Victoria, BC   V9A 3N7

Price: Adults $20.00, students and seniors $15.00 + GST*

Prepay via PayPal or e-transfer to () or with cash on arrival

*Note – Serious Coffee has a policy that each person in all groups and programs that meet at their location must purchase at least one coffee and possibly a treat.

Junie will be the most passionate and enthusiastic fan of your writing. She will hear and say back the words you have written; she will get the point you are writing. She will ask why, curious or sad, when you do not dare to drop into your deeper powerful voice. She will see your greatest self when it emerges and celebrate with great joy and appreciation every new word, every phase of the writing, with you.Susan Beach

Register for the Coffee and Creative Writing Drop-in Group

Does writing call to you as a sacred expression?

Or perhaps it’s a way to come alive? Whatever it means for you, you are welcome. Come and find out what wants to reveal itself on the page when you join a sacred circle of writers.

The process is about sharing from our hearts, it’s laughter, it’s friendship. It’s learning to stop judging our work, it’s sipping tea. It’s finding our voice and feeling safe to speak our words out loud. It’s about being authentic and kind. It’s about creativity and it’s about catharsis—allowing the writing to become our wise teacher. It’s poetry and it’s prose. It is short stories and drawings that we write from.

In short, it’s a love fest — both on and off the page!

Many of us never had someone being a loving witness—fully paying attention to what we say and honouring who we are. The more we read out loud, the less we will be concerned about it being good, bad, right, wrong. We stop judging it.

This is not a critique group. Our souls flourish in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We grow strong in an atmosphere of kindness and respect, knowing we are being supported exactly as we are.

Many people arrive at my door for the first time wondering if they can write at all because they have been blocked for months or even years. Or they think they have no talent, or perhaps they are afraid of what might come out.

When these fledgling writers enter our sacred circle, everyone is welcomed, camaraderie is exchanged, no one is judged.

It is then that they stop judging themselves. We have fun. Confidence grows. Words start to dance onto the page in the form of poetry, prose, song lyrics, blogs, fictional characters, memoir, stand up, or whatever your current mode of expression happens to be.

Junie, in my entire life I have known two people who are skilled in the art of listening in a way I truly feel heard, that what I have to say is of value, is important . . . that I matter. You are one of them.Deborah Hawkey

It truly has been a sacred circle, to be able to go so deep within myself to places that often hurt, to clear the pain and move further into my healing and also to go deep within to revel in my blessings. Then to be witnessed and to witness the others. What a privilege!Rae Bilash

Join us on Wednesdays, 10 am – 11:30 am
in person at Serious Coffee in Esquimalt

Step 1: Register via the button below, which will take you to my Calendar. Book your spot on Wednesday at 10:00 am PT.

You will then be directed to the Payment page, where you can pay either $20 for Adults or $15 for Students and Seniors, + GST.

Prepay by PayPal or E-Transfer at yourlifematters@junieswadron.com, or with cash on arrival. 

Register for the Coffee and Creative Writing Drop-in Group

After registering, watch for an email from Calendly confirming your registration. 

If you are having any troubles with the registration, please write to my executive assistant, India, with the name and date of the workshop you wished to attend. 

The Coffee and Creative Writing Drop-in group has a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you do not give 24 hours advance notice of needing to withdraw from the circle, payment will not be refunded.

Somewhere deep inside I knew I could write; I just didn’t know how to go about it. Thank you for the process you teach; thank you for the liberating safe space you provide and thank you because I can’t imagine not writing ever again.Tommy Bluestein

About Junie Swadron

Junie Swadron is an author, psychotherapist, speaker, workshop facilitator, and professional writing coach. She has spent the last thirty years guiding thousands of students in writing and sharing their life stories through a deep and powerful process that completely transformed how they experienced their life journey.

Junie has married her psychotherapy skills and book coaching skills into helping writer’s become authors to work with whatever emotions might arise — on the spectrum from resistance to excitement to published author!

She has worked extensively with therapy and the arts since 1989. Junie has an innate ability to tune into the root cause of a situation and bring awareness and clarity to her clients in order for them to make sense of their lives and heal their pain. Junie moved from Toronto in 1998 where she was a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, certified life skills coach, and worked in private practice as well as at a well-known drug and alcohol facility.


Junie’s book, Write Where You Are: A Book for Those Who Dream of Writing but Don’t Know Where to Begin, offers foolproof and often hilarious solutions to get even the biggest sceptics writing. It’s a guidebook that takes away all the fears you have locked in the closet.

Toss out perfection and replace it with colours, shapes, anger, joy, humour, heartbreak and whatever else that wants to come out of hiding.

This approach to writing will stop the judging and allow you to rest your heart on the page. This brings about spaciousness, creative freedom, and confidence. Learn more, read passages from the book, and purchase your copy here.

Junie Swadron
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