Cultivate Your Writing on Family
A group for parents this Spring
Join me in the magic of combining parenting + writing in this exclusive, themed writing circle. Six weeks of intentional nurturing of your writing on the experience of parenthood with a small group of fellow writers. You’ll compose two pieces of creative non-fiction with my coaching and fine-tuning with the option of group feedback and support. Explore the topics of becoming a parent and writing to your children whilst also choosing your own aspects of raising a family to unfold through words. Made for anyone who is parenting or caring for children whether you are a transgender mother or father, an adoptive parent, a foster carer, the parent who never got to meet your child, raising a non-traditional family, or anything in between, this inclusive and safe space will help you cultivate your parenthood whatever it looks like. This group has been redesigned so that all the writing and coaching happens at the designated group meeting times, so no need to find time outside of what you’ve allotted yourself for this experience. Babes in arms are permitted, but the format is not conducive for toddlers or older children to be present. You’ll want to focus anyway!
During the course of the group, you’ll get individual discussions about what you’re writing with me. We’ll go over what you’ve written so far, address any questions you have, and make sure you feel confident to finish the piece. We’ll chat about your progress, and celebrate your journey together.
Each session is 1.5 hours set aside for your writing in the comfort of the gorgeous, well-lit communal space at Bon Volks Studios. You and three others will be writing in the room together. You’ll have all the instruction you need there. Bring your laptop or a notebook for your writing. Headphones or earbuds for music or noise-cancellation are encouraged to focus on your writing. The 3rd and 6th week will be our sharing sessions. Free tea/coffee provided each week.
Details & Dates
Group membership is £180 upfront for the 4 in-person spaces. You can access the virtual version at £90 ($109 USD) upfront. Sign up below, and you’ll be emailed a link for payment due by 7 March 2023, or your place will go to the next person on the list. We’ll start 21 March at 9:30am. Subsequent sessions are same time and place each Tuesday through 25 April.
Who am I?
I’m Christie, a freelance writer, mother, and educator with over 60 essays published on parenthood and family. I’m passionate about helping you write your story and find your voice in a season of life where nothing is the same as it was before.
“I absolutely loved taking part in Christie’s Parents Writing group. Through the combination of structured yet relaxed group sessions and one-on-one coaching, Christie creates an inclusive, encouraging atmosphere where I felt empowered to develop my writing skills.
Not only does she lead by example with her own fantastic writing, but Christie is also passionate about creating community. I came away from the course with increased confidence in my abilities, insight into my experience as a mother and connection to other writing parents.”
Cat, 2021 member