Course Catalog

Write Your Life for the Page and the Stage

“As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking.” —Julia Cameron

What if you had the courage to speak the story you are most afraid to tell? This is an invitation for you to claim your voice and speak your truth. You’ll learn to trust your creative impulses, embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative but also unleash a sense of purpose in your own life you never thought possible. Topics include:

  • Learn how to overcome resistance, anxiety and the inner critic .
  • Gain confidence and trust in your creative impulses.
  • Discover the joy of creating with unbridled freedom and spontaneity.
  • Give voice to the various aspects of self including the ones we most try to hide.
  • Learn to write with boldness, courage and vulnerability.

Through writing exercises, group discussion, and improvisation we will support one another in creating and speaking our stories. This is a workshop for those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance, spoken word and self discovery.

There will be a 90 minute break at 1:30 pm.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Ann Randolph

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 03/12/2016

End Date: 03/13/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 12

Maximum Class Size: 18

$337.50 Member Price:
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$375.00 General Price:

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Ann Randolph

Ann Randolph is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the U.S. Her Ovation Award winning solo show, Squeeze Box was produced Off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann just received “Best Solo Performer” by the LA Times for her current show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS. She is a frequent headliner at spoken word events across the U.S. and is an award-winning MOTH storyteller. In addition to writing and performing, Ann is a leading faculty at Esalen and Kripalu with her widely popular Write Your Life Workshops. For more info -

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