Reduce Your Stress, the Write Way {video}

Take this workshop with me for free thanks to Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Community Education Program



Read my follow-up post on the Transformative Language Arts Network’s blog: When Writing for Stress Relieve Makes you Anxious.


Lower Your Stress, The Write Way: A workshop in Rutland, VT

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‘Voice Quest’ Online

I realized with a shock that in the process of severing ties with my body I had lost my voice, my knowledge of true self. And I wanted it back.

Joanna Tebbs Young

I am very excited to announce that I will be offering a 6-week version of my workshop, “Voice Quest: Writing Your Self Home” online through the Transformative Language Arts Network, November 4 – December 14. Details and Registration is here:

With your pen as your worthy stead, begin a journey into the known that is unknown and the unknown that is known. To the answers that lie within the mystery of the questions. On the rocky paths, over the smooth oceans, into the dark forests, and onto the sun-lit meadows of your unconscious, back to the home of your body-mind where you will find your true voice: Your Self.

Fall Workshops scheduled

jlucymuses logo image 2inJournal to the Self: An Expressive Writing Group

A new on-going writing group beginning September 9th.

A Woman’s Quest: An Expressive Writing Circle

A new on-going writing group beginning October 3rd.

Details here:

“Get Writing, Express”


The “Get Writing, Express” Series

Intro to Journaling/Expressive Writing workshops

at The Writers’ Room at Allen House

Starts Saturday, January 26 and continues on the last Saturday of each month

Three sessions/topics per day per month on a rotating basis


Un(b)Lock your Creativity: Expressive Writing as a Key

“Thanks to this workshop I was able to, not only visualize my completed manuscript, but actually finish it!” – R.C.

“Joanna’s Creativity Workshop facilitates deep insights with startling ease; the often-overlooked pathways to Self that are revealed are often beautiful and always true.” – F.H.

Drawing on the wisdom of experts such as Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) and Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way), learn how to use your journal (and mandala drawing too!) as a tool to unlock creativity, get the words  & ideas flowing, overcome fears and gain confidence in your own talents. And guess what? The techniques can be applied to help you out-write your everyday fears of risk and failure!

~ Thursdays, November 15  – December 13 (4 weeks); 7-8:30PM
~”Pay-what-you-can” (suggested donation $10-$20 per session, due in full at first session or otherwise by arrangement)
~ Register or ask a question here

Held at The Writers’ Room at Allen House

Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium: Oct 20

I am honored to have been asked to present at the annual Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium once again this year. Coming up on October 20th in Poultney, Vermont, this is a small and cozy conference where you will have the chance to chat and write with other passionate and talented writers. Below is the press release.

Poultney, VT: The 10th Annual Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium will be held on October 20, 2012 from 9:30-5 at the United Methodist Church, Main Street, Poultney, Vermont. This one-day conference is one offering of The Horace Greeley Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the writer’s trade and the spirit of public oration central to Greeley’s life.

Horace Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune, suffragist, opponent of slavery, and man of letters, learned the newspaper trade in East Poultney, Vermont. He rose from humble beginnings to become one of the nation’s most respected journalists. He also helped Abraham Lincoln gain office and ran for President of the United States against Ulysses Grant.

Participants of the symposium will have plenty of opportunity to explore their own writing skills under the guidance of local experts in their craft. This year’s keynote speaker will be White River Junction, VT author and teacher, Joni B. Cole. Her talk is titled “Learning from Laughter: Tales of Life, Love and Neurotic Human Behavior.” Green Mountain College English professor and writer, Laird Christensen, will present “Backroads, Deadends and Roundabouts: The Joy of Getting Lost along the Way,” and Castleton State College professor and poet, David Mook, will discuss and guide writers through various examples of “poetry of identity.” Transformative Language Arts coach, Joanna Tebbs Young will present “Excuses and Abuses: Writing through the Fears.”

More information can be found at