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Writing Workshops

Write. Reflect. Grow.

Do you have a story to tell?

We all do, and we can grow and even find healing through the process of writing and sharing them.

Join us on a journey

Of reflection, joy, and vulnerability in one of our writing workshops or cohort series to explore your ideas, yourself, and find community with others.
No experience necessary
  • Share Your Story: A Women’s Writing Workshop
  • Who can attend?
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We all have a story to tell. But where do we start? How do we continue? How do we get unstuck?


In this 2-hour workshop, participants will practice timed writing prompts aimed at eliciting pieces of their story with the option to share. We will discuss common obstacles faced when writing our personal stories along with ideas and strategies for cultivating a healthy writing practice while building community with each other.

This workshop is open to women aged 18 and up from new to experienced writers.

Katie Allen, MA TESOL, has been teaching and working in higher education for 10 years. She published her first memoir, Teranga: A Story of Belonging, in February of 2021. She's lived and worked in Senegal, France, Saudia Arabia and traveled to over 30 countries. She moved to Redlands from Michigan in 2020 and is now focused on facilitating writing groups and workshops as she works on other writing and creative projects. She loves spending time in nature with her husband and dog.

We all have a story to tell. But where do we start? How do we continue? How do we get unstuck?
In this 2-hour workshop, participants will practice timed writing prompts aimed at eliciting pieces of their story with the option to share. We will discuss common obstacles faced when writing our personal stories along with ideas and strategies for cultivating a healthy writing practice while building community with each other.

This workshop is open to women aged 18 and up from new to experienced writers.

Katie Allen, MA TESOL, has been teaching and working in higher education for 10 years. She published her first memoir, Teranga: A Story of Belonging, in February of 2021. She's lived and worked in Senegal, France, Saudia Arabia and traveled to over 30 countries. She moved to Redlands from Michigan in 2020 and is now focused on facilitating writing groups and workshops as she works on other writing and creative projects. She loves spending time in nature with her husband and dog.

  • Writing to Connect & Connecting to Rebuild: A Men’s Writing Workshop
  • Who can attend?
  • Facilitator

Men's Writing Workshop

Where is the intersection of masculinity and vulnerability? What do those two words mean to you?
In this 2-hour workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to expand their way of thinking and connect with one another and themselves. We will use writing prompts and honest discussion to redefine and rediscover what being a man means to each individual, creating a sense of security in a group where it’s safe to be vulnerable.

This workshop is open to men aged 18 and up from new to experienced writers.

Justin Lamb

Justin Lamb is a lifetime creative who thrives on pointing out the meaning in the mundane. Justin has two undergraduate degrees in business and science and is beginning his journey of becoming a licensed therapist with a Master’s in Counseling. A storyteller by trade, be it in word or song, he is usually after the stories of others and gives them a platform in his acclaimed podcast Friend Request, where everyday people tell extraordinary stories. Justin specializes in digging past the surface level stories of someone’s childhood to uncover strengths and vulnerabilities people often refuse to see or never even know they have. He lives in Michigan, where he can often be found writing, playing guitar, kayaking, or simply spending quality time with his wife and their cat, Teddy.

Men's Writing Workshop

Where is the intersection of masculinity and vulnerability? What do those two words mean to you?
In this 2-hour workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to expand their way of thinking and connect with one another and themselves. We will use writing prompts and honest discussion to redefine and rediscover what being a man means to each individual, creating a sense of security in a group where it’s safe to be vulnerable.

This workshop is open to men aged 18 and up from new to experienced writers.

Justin Lamb

Justin Lamb is a lifetime creative who thrives on pointing out the meaning in the mundane. Justin has two undergraduate degrees in business and science and is beginning his journey of becoming a licensed therapist with a Master’s in Counseling. A storyteller by trade, be it in word or song, he is usually after the stories of others and gives them a platform in his acclaimed podcast Friend Request, where everyday people tell extraordinary stories. Justin specializes in digging past the surface level stories of someone’s childhood to uncover strengths and vulnerabilities people often refuse to see or never even know they have. He lives in Michigan, where he can often be found writing, playing guitar, kayaking, or simply spending quality time with his wife and their cat, Teddy.

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