Start, then keep going…

Do you love writing but never seem to make room for a regular practice?

Did you used to write, and wonder when you will pick up the pen again?

Are you curious about what will happen if you make room to write, with no agenda or expectations?

During these 8 weeks, you'll have the opportunity to practice writing with a variety of prompts. The goal is not to produce anything, although that might be a byproduct. Instead, we'll focus on the freedom of showing up and having permission to simply start, then keep going.

Expect chocolate, camaraderie & creative joy!

Jena Schwartz | Room to Write

When will we meet?

Wednesday evenings, 6:00-8:00pm

Dates: October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 27, December 4, December 11

Deadline to register: October 9


The lovely Fierce Encouragement Headquarters is located at 17 Kellogg Avenue in Amherst, MA. Look for the door across from the back of the Unitarian Church that says “Jena Schwartz,” and then come on up to the second floor. Note: Do NOT use the Yoga Center of Amherst entrance.

This group is for you if…

  • you wish to make time for a weekly writing practice

  • your life is begging for a creative outlet

  • you appreciate witnessing and supporting others

Other things to note: All backgrounds welcome, no previous writing experience required. Size is limited to 8. Sharing our writing will be wildly encouraged and entirely optional. What happens in Room to Write stays in Room to Write, so you will be safe to write freely. While the writing might be therapeutic, this is not a therapy group; we will listen to each other’s writing, but not offer advice or suggestions.



Payments available in installments—just ask!
If you want to hold your spot but prefer to pay with cash or check, just
drop me a line.


About your guide

Jena Schwartz | Room to Write

Jena has been leading writing groups since 2014, and is known for her creative prompts and smiley eyes. A poet and long-time blogger, wife, mother of two teenagers, bulldog lover, and advocate of social change, she believes wholeheartedly in the power of showing up and using our voices, on the page and in the world. She works with writers all over the world who wish to have greater ease and self-compassion in their practice.