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Jena Schwartz
Fierce Encouragement for Writing + Life

Upcoming Writing Groups

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Before 2020: a 2-week group

As a decade ends, take a moment to see where you’ve been. There is value in reflecting on the past — especially at pivotal moments such as the new year. This year, of course, we have a special opportunity: To gather up some of what we’ve experienced, who and where we’ve been, and what we’ve learned — over not just one year, but ten.

December 2-13, 2019

Jewels on the Path

This 16-week session of Jewels is limited to 12 women & non-binary writers who wish to be highly participatory. Each week, we set intentions for writing + life on Mondays, share new work on Wednesdays, and check in to reflect on the learning on Fridays. It’s self-directed, meaning you can use it to keep up a writing practice and/or gain momentum for a specific writing project. Each session becomes a special community of mutual accountability, momentum, and support.

January 6 - April 24, 2020

Focus on Form

Come try your hand — whether for the first time or as a refresher and to go deeper — at learning about and writing specific forms of poetry. Rather than trying to get out of the box, we will spend the month exploring what boxes of various shapes and sizes have to offer and what they can hold. Expect to play with sonnets, villanelles, found poems, and sestinas during our four weeks together.

January 6 - 31, 2020


One learns by thinking about writing and by talking about writing, but primarily through writing.”

~Mary Oliver