2021 Gateless Writing Workshops 

What's a Gateless Writing Salon?

Salons are built around the Gateless Writing Method , a purely appreciative appraoch to generative writing,. We open with a "sudden prompt " to grease the wheels and get our voices into "the room," followed by  a brief  meditation or reading that brings in a range of work modeling possibility. Longer prompts, a choice of three, are offered.  Next, we move into a quiet time and space to write for  30-40 minutes. We close with an opportunity to share new work and receive appreciative feedback, though sharing is always voluntary. Craft is discussed via the work presented. Most importantl

"My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon."

~17th-century Japanese poet Mizuta Masahide


Writers and cultural creatives can now gather from anywhere as we're meeting online via our Gateless Writers Zoom Cocoon. Spread the word. Let's write together!!!
 Adventures in Word and Image 
     "Home and Hearth Series" 
Day-Long Workshops, Second Saturdays 2020-2021,


Our day-long workshops include two Gateless Writing Salons. We open the morning with a generative writing session prompted by visual images, and follow after lunch with an art prompt inspired by words and more writing.


Both morning and after sessions allow for the opportunity for participants to share their work and receive purely positive feedback. These are "kindly creative" events. All levels of experience are welcome. The Gateless Writing Method brings out the creative genius in us all. 

Home and Hearth: Settling In

When:  12/12, 9:00 - 4:00 EST (An hour break at noon.)

Price: $85 (includes materials sent to your mailbox)

Home and Hearth: Gathering Light

When:  1/9, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST (An hour break at noon.)

Price: $85 (includes materials sent to your mailbox)

Wooing the Open Page!!! A Mini-Retreat


Our Valentine's Day Weekend Adventures in Word and Image are back, this year on Zoom, as we bow in sweet devotion to the wide open page. Themes of passion, obsession, love in all matter animal, vegetable and mineral, what's tangible and ephemeral, will guide us to create and receive the gift of purely positive feedback.

When:  2/13 from 6:30- 9:00 PM ET and 2/14 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET (With an hour break at noon.)

Price: $185 (includes materials sent to your mailbox)

Six Week Salon Series

"Return of the Light" 
  Six Weeks of Writing Salons and Mid-Week Writing Revels
Come write with us this mid-winter season as we witness the light returning and mine the luminous shadows therein. After a sudden prompt to get the juices flowing in our Gateless Writing Zoom Cocoon, we'll hear a variety of voices on the themes of nesting and resting and reveling, at home in place, and in county, country, and planet. A diversity of voices are here to inspire, then off we go to write "alone among others" for about forty minutes. We generate new material, share our work fresh from the page, and receive purely positive feedback. 
What's new! This session will include five midweek prompts that invite you to explore adventures in creativity as a portal into writing and a chance to share your work at the start of each session. You'll receive a packet in the mail with everything you need. Our sixth meet-up is a celebration of reading and sharing projects and processes and planning ways to keep going with this practice on your own.
When: Tuesday, 1/12 - 2/16, 6:00- 9:00 PM (ET)
Need a hand right now: $185
Investing at cost: $225
Feeling flush: $255


Questions? Please reach out by clicking the link to our contact page and sending a note.


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