Writing Classes


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Writing with Bernice Mennis
July 16th, 2019
2:00-5:00 pm
In this writing workshop we will explore writing as a way to free the writing voice to give form to feelings.

Cost: $10.00 workshop fee (included with day pass or platinum pass) Due upon registration. Don’t wait – this class usually sells out quickly. Click here to register.


Authentic Writing  w/Marta Szabo
July 26th – 28th, 2019 Weekend Writing Retreat

For over 20 years Authentic Writing has been creating a studio where writing happens. We work entirely from life, writing down the moments we have lived – both large and small — as they appear, letting the writing itself lead the way so that we are always entering new territory. No maps. No plans. We go for the concrete and the real, trusting the images that come to mind, putting them into words without hesitation. In this way the unique quality of each person’s story and writing voice quickly emerges.  Art gets made. Each participant will have time to write and the opportunity to read what has just been written. Responses to each other’s work is specifically designed to support each writer in going further and writing more.

Whether you have written for years or not at all, you will leave with a piece that only you could have written and an invigorated sense of who you are as a person, as a writer, and as an artist.

Cost: $125.00  Due upon registration. Call (518) 668-9690 or click here to register.

Storying Our Way to Be Channels of Peace
July 9th, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Marni Gillard

Marni   In this 2 hour story-sharing class, we’ll share memories of moments, mentors, challenges and choices that helped us understand what it means to know peace and live it in today’s world. We’ll share memories one-to one, listening deeply and appreciating what we hear. Then as a group discuss strategies that come from our stories and name the small yet significant ways we believe add to the peace the world wants to know. There will be class participation. The class fee is $20.
Click here to register.
Make it a day pass for $25. There is no charge for overnight guest and platinum passholders. You can see more about Marni here www.marnigillard.com

Cost: $20 (Free for overnight guests or platinum pass holders) Make it a day pass for $25. To register call 518-668-9690 or click here.

Writing Your Way to Self Discovery
August 8, 2019 1:30-3:30pm
Instructor: Lynn Sickles

Use the power of journal writing to discover your true self and deepest desires.
Writing down your thoughts, ideas, emotions, memories and the details of your
day to day life can:

  • Bring Clarity to your Life
  • Empower you to identify areas of your life that you would like to change
  • Put you in touch with your deepest self
  • During this workshop I will discuss the many benefits of journal writing, a variety of journaling techniques and provide writing prompts and ideas that will assist you on your journey of self-discovery. We will spend our time together writing from a variety of prompts. Some are thought-provoking and others are just plain
    fun. Beginning and experienced journal writers welcome. Bring a notebook or journal and a favorite pen.

Cost: $10 for workshop only. (Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders)  To register call 518-668-9690 or click here.

Lynn is a certified health, wellness and life coach with a focus on living a healthy lifestyle including what and how we eat, building resilience to effectively manage stress and helping people make lifestyle choices that will move them toward living the life they dream about.  She is a passionate journal writer who believes that a daily journal writing practice is important to living a peaceful, happy, healthy and balanced life and is a powerful guide on our lifelong journey of self-discovery.  Lynn is a regular workshop presenter at Wiawaka , been a presenter at area employee wellness programs, women’s church groups, an instructor for Saratoga Continuing Education and has had a monthly journal writing circle in the Glens Falls/Saratoga area.


Writing with Bernice Mennis
August 21st
2:00 – 5:00 pm 

In this writing workshop we will explore writing as a way to free the writing voice to give form to feelings.

Cost: $10.00 workshop fee (included with overnight and platinum pass) Due upon registration. Don’t wait – this class usually sells out quickly.  To register call 518-668-9690
or click here to register.