The Wednesday Morning Writing Group began almost a decade ago in my Alameda apartment. My primary aim: to help writers write about their lives and tell their truths.
Since 2012, the Wednesday Morning Writing Group has welcomed many writers, from beginners to published authors, who long to reclaim their untold stories, and write new ones.
At present, we meet via Zoom. All that is required is access to Zoom, a room of one’s own, even a dedicated quiet corner, pen and paper, and/or whatever device you like to write on. The workshop sessions are nine weeks long. We commit to all 9 mornings.
Workshops run from 10:00 am -1:30 pm with a scheduled 15-minute lunch break so we can chat and catch up with our classmates. I call this the natter-and-nurture portion of our mornings. Being Irish, that cuppa and conversation is a must!
No matter what your medium—memoir, fiction, prose, poetry, recovery-work, journaling; no matter where you are in your writing process—a beginner, seasoned, lost, or mid-project; no matter what part of the work is your focus—producing drafts, paragraphs, characters or internal process work, this is a great opportunity to engage your voice in surprising ways and generate fresh, compelling content.
Each group is limited to 6 writers.
- Fall term: Mid-September—early December
- Winter term: Mid-January—March
- Spring term: Mid-April—June
We meet from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm each scheduled Wednesday morning.
Our schedule is sent out in advance to all writers.
We agree to set aside each scheduled Wednesday morning for our writing group.
We commit to all 10 mornings.
Winter term: January 19, 2022—March 23, 2022.
9 Wednesdays: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
$675 for Winter term.
Spring term: April 13, 2022 — June 22, 2022.
9 Wednesdays: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22
$675 for Spring term.
Summer term: July 6, 2022 — August 10, 2022.
6 Wednesdays: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
$450 for Summer term. 6 writers.
Fall term: Sept 21, 2022 — December 7, 2022.
10 Wednesdays: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
$750 for Winter term. 6 writers.
Click here to enroll by email. Please mention which term you’d like to attend.
“With Eanlai’s openness and encouragement in writing from the heart, without censorship, I was able to take risks with my writing. I put stories down on the page that I hadn’t thought of in decades. Those couple of hours every week of writing and sharing our stories was a kind of healing balm. It was sacred. Beyond words.”
—AJ Johnston, M. Div.
“My experience with Eanlai, through two writing courses now is that she creates an atmosphere of safety and magic. I know that Writing the Soul Awake has helped to change me and stir things inside me. It is both cathartic and energizing. I look forward to seeing what writings emerge from me and my fellow writers. It is quite inspiring and will stay with me for a very long time.”
—Jude Pollack, Oakland, CA
“Writing with Eanlai was an amazing experience! I felt totally at ease in our group and broke through the writer’s block I’d been experiencing for the past year. Eanlai inspires me to keep writing and to believe in myself. I would recommend her groups to anyone who wants to find her voice and reconnect with her inner artist.”
—Nicki Orser, Petaluma, CA