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Check out these new online and in-person writing course opportunities:

Write the Truth of Who You Are: An Online Writing Course for Women

Marilyn Bousquin, Literary Mama contributor and founder of Writing Women's Lives™, is delighted to announce that her popular online course, "Excavate Your Truth/Free Your Voice," is once again open for registration.

Marilyn describes this as "more than a writing class." It is "specifically designed to help women access the parts of their stories—their experiences as females—that we've been culturally conditioned to hide."

"In 'Excavate Your Truth/Free Your Voice,' you will not only access your authentic voice and tap into your writing flow, you will also discover who you are, both on the page and off the page. You will begin to see yourself and your writing with new eyes. You will write the truth of who you are. And you will never again doubt that you have a story worth telling."

Class sessions are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. EDT beginning April 29, 2015; early registration discount ends tonight! To learn more, visit the course description and registration page here or email Marilyn at with questions.


Mother, Writer: Finding, Claiming, and Using Our Voices

The HerStories Project is offering a new three-week class that will be "a blend of provocative discussion questions, related readings, writing prompts, and class discussion within a safe, supportive course community."

Topics will include: balancing work, motherhood, and writing; how we write about our children; whether one identifies as a "mommy blogger" or "mother writer;" what influences our writing, and more.

May 11-29, 2015
Cost: $85
Click here to register.


Unfurl: A Weekend of Writing Practice

Jena Schwartz is running two in-person retreats this coming summer that will create a writing community in which you can "listen to your own voice and benefit from the practices of showing up, moving your hand, opening your heart, and seeing what happens when you do."

June 26-28, 2015 OR August 7-9, 2015
The Nacul Center, Amherst, MA
Cost: $324
To learn more or register, please click here.

Jena also facilitates online writing groups throughout the year, which provide "a warm, supportive opportunity to begin or deepen your writing practice." The groups include daily prompts designed to inspire uninhibited free writing on Monday-Friday for two weeks and "participation in a private Facebook group for sharing, feedback, support, reflection, and connection."

To learn more or sign up to participate in an upcoming group, please click here.

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