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red rock saturdays

Get in the flow in Sedona with a 4-hour writing retreat. Available Saturdays.

  • 4 hours
  • 425 US dollars
  • West Sedona

Service Description

Settle down and write for four inspired hours in Sedona, Arizona! We focus on generative writing designed to trigger new stories — including memoir, fiction and non-fiction, and poetry. Don't let the gorgeous red rock views distract you as you find your words flowing onto the page. Whether it's a family gathering, a college reunion or just a road trip with friends, take time out to put your time here into words. We'll work from custom prompts based on your visit to Sedona. Or simply come with ideas and memories you want to get down on paper. Light snacks will be provided, including gluten-free options. (Please let me know of any sensitivities you may have.) Located in the heart of Sedona, the workshop location offers plenty of awe-inspiring views. Weather permitting, there are are three outdoor spaces to write, if you're so inclined. Or I can come to you and present the workshop from your location. You'll get gentle, constructive feedback that focuses on what was strong and memorable about your work. Maximum 8 participants. A minimum of three people must book for the course to start. Click on "BOOK NOW" to see available dates. Check out the FAQ section learn more about generative writing and our workshop process. Also, if you'd like us to create a customized workshop for your group, please email us at This workshop is led by Johanna Thompson, an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method, as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. Please be sure to review cancellation policy at time of booking.

Upcoming Sessions

cancellation policy

For paid workshops: Each workshop has a limited number of people to ensure that everyone gets time to write, present their work, give feedback and truly develop their craft. Because of that, it's important that people commit to attending. Whether it's an 8-week workshop or a one-day retreat, it's important that we get a solid head count before starting. And for those signing up for a free workshop, please be courteous and notify me if you do not plan to attend so that we can make space for others. For paid workshops, there will be no refunds after two weeks prior to the workshops, unless you find someone to take your place. If you meet those requirements, a full refund will be issued, less a $15 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for missed sessions. For paid consultations/appointments: Clients can reschedule up to 3 days in advance of our meeting. Bookings must be paid for before the session begins, unless a different agreement has been made by both parties. No refunds will be issued for missed appointments.

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