Writer from Within

Memoir Writing Retreat

       “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

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Many people dream about writing  – from writing poetry, short stories, to novels, memoirs, or even having a successful blog.  Writers come from all walks of life rich in experience and perspective – with a powerful story to tell and a deeper message to share with others.

Writing a book or a blog is not complicated. Thinking about writing, avoiding writing, fearing writing, resisting writing — that’s where things get tangled up. And God knows, I have certainly experienced it all! I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with my book. I've been through a deeply vulnerable and cathartic writing process and am so excited to now positioned for publishing (finally!). As such, have a plethora of experience and a unique approach to share with you so you can finally take your writing from dream to reality. And what better way is there than to work with an experienced mentor who can help to nourish your writing, support you to bust past self-imposed barriers, and discover the writer within with some spiritual woo along the way.

This writing program is perfect for participants who are full of fear, have zero experience or have no idea where to start. Its for seasoned writers who keep putting their writing off; who feel blocked or are looking to up-level their skills.

  • A sense of your writing voice and your unique gifts as a writer.
  • New friends who are on the same path.
  • A feeling of creative playfulness and possibility.
  • Creative courage.
  • Feeling aligned with your purpose as a writer


I won’t tell you what write or edit your writing. I will however inspire and motivate you, take you through blocks, obstacles, and excuses, challenge you out of your comfort zone, and love you through the whole process.

I hope you will choose to join me!




Downtown Edmonton Sunset Rooftop Couples Session

Writer From Within


Nurture your writing and your soul

NEW Dates for 2023 coming soon!

A time for connection, attention, deep listening and writing.

Our agenda offers a beautiful balance of learning, personal reflection, group activities, meditation, and of course, with time to read and write and have fun too.

We will laugh a lot, and we will also go deep; there will be Kleenex and cookies!

With the tools you will learn in this course you will come away with a collection of personal essays that you can use however you like: as a private, introspective experience for yourself, as a record for your family, or perhaps to publish and share with the world.

No matter where you are on your journey, it's time to invest in you - to find your voice, your truth and yourself - it's time to share your story!


Option 1: In-Person Retreat

Located near the beautiful Canadian Rockies, just outside of Calgary, AB, our retreat location offers the perfect backdrop to indulge in your writing.  A luxurious estate, your a home away from home, your accommodation is included with a private bedroom for your comfort.

Enjoy continental breakfast, and lunch served daily. Dinner option is available at a minimal fee for those who prefer to dine in!













Option 2: Virtual Sessions Only

Engaging and Interactive! Multi session, virtual attendance.

Join the retreat from the comfort of your home to be a part of the group activities and conversation.  A self-directed approach that offers you the chance to step away from the constraints of everyday life and give yourself time to indulge in your writing practice.

The live retreat virtual sessions are offered via Zoom. Links for online attendance will be emailed directly to participants. All sessions are recorded

Interested in the Extended Program?

Get instant access to:

  • (3)-MONTHS SELF-DIRECTED WRITING COURSE, to get the juices flowing
  • Conversations with Guest Speakers Meadow Linn, Sunny Dawn Johnston, Debra Silverman and Colette Baron-Reid

And enjoy....

the (3)-DAY IN-PERSON RETREAT, dedicated to nurture your writing and your soul

following with (6)-MONTHS ONLINE GROUP WRITING CIRCLES, to stay connected to your writing and each other

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