Write Yourself: A Virtual Two-session Workshop

Write Yourself!

In this new year of 2024, give yourself the gift of exploring how creative writing (journaling, memoir, poetry, nonfiction and/or fiction) can enrich your life—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

We’ll meet in community via Zoom for two 3-hour sessions of learning, writing, and sharing. In this workshop, you will learn and practice a number of fun, easy tools and methods to help your words flow, whatever your particular interest.

Whether you have published widely, sometimes write in a journal, or haven’t written anything since your senior year of high school, you will enjoy this lively, fulfilling workshop that holds the space for both laughter and tears, planning and dreaming.

Session dates: January 13 & 20 @ 1-4PM EST

Meet the Presenter

MAUREEN RYAN GRIFFIN has taught the art and craft of writing for over thirty years through a wide variety of venues, including Chautauqua Institution, the John C. Campbell Folk School, and Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. An award-winning poetry and nonfiction writer, she’s published in Calyx, Chelsea, Cincinnati Poetry Review, The Texas Review, and The Chautauquan Daily, among others. Her books include Spinning Words into Gold, a Hands-On Guide to the Craft of Writing; How Do I Say Goodbye, a Companion in Grieving, Healing, and Gratitude; THE TAG, I’M IT! Daily Journal and Practice; and her latest collection of poetry, Ten Thousand Cicadas Can’t Be Wrong. Maureen offers individual coaching, as well as writing classes, through her business, WordPlay (www.wordplaynow.com).


If you would like to attend this event but are financially unable to do so, there are some partial scholarships available.  Please complete the Retreat Mercy form.

Wait List

If this event is sold out, you can be added to the Waitlist by emailing our office with your name and retreat title to Mercy@wellofmercy.org.

Cancellation Policy

Well of Mercy is a ministry of hospitality and healing sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

Begins: January 13, 2023 @ 1PM EST
Ends: January 20, 2023 @ 4PM EST

Maximum Attendees: 15

Cost: $55

All content found on Well of Mercy's website is intended as suggestions for independent spiritual exploration and is not meant to be prescriptive. Before beginning a practice, or engaging in an activity that may affect mental and/or physical health, please discuss any concerns with an appropriate medical or mental health provider.