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.  

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


Writers can now gather from anywhere as we're meeting online via our Gateless Writers Zoom Cocoon.
Let's write together!!!
"Writing in May" 
  A Four Week  Gateless Writing Salon Series 
 In-class writing,  purely-positive group feedback, $120
Come write with us for the month of May! After a sudden prompt to get the juices flowing in our Gateless Writing Zoom Cocoon, we'll hear a variety of voices, poetry and snippets of prose. Next, we mute speakers and screens and off we go to write "alone among others" for about forty minutes. We'll generate new material and share new work fresh from the page to receive pearls of purely positive feedback.
When Tuesday,  5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25  9:00-11:15 AM   Full!
When: Tuesday, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25   6:30-8:45 PM  1 Seat Left!
"Adventures in Word and Image"
Day-Long Workshops, Second Saturdays, via Zoom 
Daylong workshop, in-class writing, art-making, $85


Our day-long workshops include two "Gateless Writing Salons" and two "Word and Image" projects. We open with a generative writing session prompted by visual images followed with an art prompt inspired by our words, then repeat. These workshops are loosely planned around new moon energy, setting intentions, fresh starts, visioning for the month ahead. As always, participants write and create what naturally surfaces from the subconscious. 


Both morning and after sessions allow for the opportunity for participants to share their work and receive purely positive feedback.  All levels of experience are welcome. Our practices in "The Gateless Writing Method" and "Sequencing: Making is Knowing," brings out the creative genius in us all. 

Register for an individual session, or come build a community of kindreds in making and writing and enjoy a discounted price. See below.


Greening Time: A Waking World 

When:  4/10, 9:00-4:00 ET (An hour break at noon.)

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


Full On Spring: Birds and Flight 

When:  5/8, 9:00-4:00 ET (An hour break at noon.)

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

Cycles: Sun and Water

When:  6/12, 9:00-4:00 ET (An hour break at noon.)

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

In-Person Retreats Coming Back This Fall 2021!
Save the date for our fall writing retreat By Land and By Sea, October 7-10, 2021. Fingers-crossed.
Email jodipaloni@gmail.com to reserve and receive updates.