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Summer 2018 — Two Wonderful Conferences!

I’ll be teaching at both the West Coast Dowsers Conference and the Catamaran Writers Conference this summer. The Dowers Conference is a little touch of magic and science, and the Writing Conference is magic too! See below for more information and links to their websites.

The 2018 West Coast Dowsers Conference
Intuition into Action​​

June 29th – July 3rd, 2018
New Stevenson location
Stevenson College

University of California,
​Santa Cruz, CA



5th Annual Catamaran Writing Conference 

August 5 – 9, 2018, Pebble Beach, CA

Registration includes four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson campus on 17-Mile Drive, access to the Stevenson dining commons for 12 meals with your fellow attendees, 4 days of literary workshops in a small group of 12 participants.  Also available are optional daily literary themed excursions, daily craft talks, nightly special guest readings, and student readings.

For Catamaran Conference attendees who want an alternative to the traditional workshop, Joan Staffen, a writer, artist, and healer, will lead a series of sessions designed to generate new writing and ensure a healthy habitual writing practice. Retreat members will meet for three hours each morning in a supportive group. We will learn a short grounding and meditative exercise to remove psychic blocks, enhance creativity, and ground our energy to become fully present. We will discover motivations for why we write, create a writer’s code, and dissolve blocks in our creative process. We will be let loose to write. In supportive group discussions, we will recap and develop ways to celebrate our daily progress. We will also meet individually with Joan Rose to tackle any creative blocks and brainstorm future plans.


Come join us for a fun, lively, and meaningful summer!