workshop raves

Gail, San Diego, CA

Jo is an outstanding teacher

who brings years of experience and knowledge to her Writing & Zooming 1-on-1 Tutorials.

She was patient and listened carefully to my needs and concerns, and expertly addressed them. Jo was generous with her information and followed up with handouts that reinforced what

I had learned.

Jeannie, Santa Fe, NM

I truly loved the workshop and felt an immediate connection with the other participants from the very first writing prompt. Thank you for walking us through a morning of enjoyable writing, inspiring listening, and thoughtful responses. What a nice way to begin the week!

Malinee, Three Rivers, CA

Jo is so open to how we interpreted her guided prompts; we never heard, "Now write about this." As a result, I discovered through the prompts that I'm drawn to getting memories down for friends and family before they are lost to time. This class gave me inspiration and a great start!

Aurelie, Brooklyn, NY

My goal for 2020 was to go back to writing. In this words will flow introduction workshop, Johanna created the conditions to free my creativity and self-confidence

while having lots of fun.

Very grateful.

Jenny, Seattle, WA


Jo, you have been patient and have allowed our group to move in our own way, nudging us along so that we could  find and express the stories within us.

Lydia, NYC, NY

The words will flow intro class was just mind blowing. It just made me want to write more —  and yes the words did flow in the most unexpected way.

Thank you so much, Jo.

Helen, Scarsdale, NY

An inspiring and energizing class where I felt safe to contribute my work and gained so much from hearing my classmates’ creations. Jo carefully orchestrates the flow of the session into an easy cadence to listen, learn, and absorb; I have since signed on for a full course and am very excited!

Meredith, Green River, WY

Jo builds a safe and creative environment in which to write and share. There is a positive atmosphere that allows for self expression with positive feedback. I look forward to our next session.

Sinéad, Ireland

Johanna took great care to keep

the writing space safe.

Not only were the exercises enjoyable, I also learned how to develop my craft. I can't wait to participate in her future workshops.

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Mary Beth, Fort Collins, CO


This method, and Jo’s guidance, are so evocative. I didn’t realize

I had so much to say in my writings. Thank you.

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