Thursday, May 8, 2014

Two Summer Workshops and A Retreat Coming Right Up

I am hosting two six-week memoir writing workshops this summer and also one weekend memoir writing retreat. If you'd like to sign up, please email me at Space is limited so don't even think about waiting to let me know.

Here are details:

Tuesday Memoir Workshops will run June 3rd - July 15th, with no session on June 17th. 
Thursday Memoir Workshops will run June 5th - July 17th with no session on June 19th.

Both sessions meet 7 - 9 pm in central Austin. Cost is $150. $50 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.

The Memoir Writing Retreat Weekend will be July 12th & 13th in North Austin. I don't have the exact hours set, but it'll be roughly this: 9 - 5 on Saturday and 10 - 4 on Sunday. Bring your own food (I'll provide coffee and light snacks). Cost is $125. The difference between these weekends and ongoing Tues/Thurs series is that it's more intense in some ways, with several hours dedicated to writing and editing. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Announcing Next Round of Writing Workshops

April is Month O' the Bard, Y'all. So if you want to tap into your inner Shakespeare, now would be the time. I've got two memoir writing series coming right up. Dates are below. There's a series of Tuesdays and a series of Thursdays. This is memoir and creative non-fiction writing. We meet from 7 til 9 pm at SOL Studio, 3400 Kerbey Lane, Central Austin. Cost is $150. If you want to sign up, you email me and we'll make it happen:

April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27


April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Next Memoir Writing Workshops Coming Right Up!

Hey Y'all,
Next workshops are coming right up. This time around we are doing five-week series. There's a Tuesday Night Series and a Thursday Night Series. Cost is $125. Email me at to reserve your spot. Space is limited. These workshops are for folks working on memoir and creative non-fiction for personal healing and for publication. Hope to see you there.

March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8


March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Announcing Dates for Jan/Feb 2014 Writing Workshops

Below are dates for the Jan/Feb Tuesdays Memoir Writing Workshop and the Jan/Feb Thursdays Memoir Writing Workshop. These workshops are great if you are doing memoir writing to work on healing, to create a blog, to write a book, or any combo therein. 

Cost is $150 for each six-week session. Please note that in 2014 I am making a pretty big shift. The price no longer includes one-on-one editing but if you have a long piece you want to work on with me privately during the course of a six-week session, you get 50% off of my hourly editing fee. So
it's $30 per hour vs. $60 per hour and I do work fast.

Space is limited. If you have questions, please ask me-- you can email me at

I am asking for a $50 deposit to hold your spot.

Here are the dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4 & 11

January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 & 20


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Come Feel the Love at Writing Workshop-- Next Sessions Starting Soon

Hey Y'all,
The next six-week series will be starting soon. There's the Tuesday Series and the Thursday Series. We'll do memoir writing. Trust me, it is a very bad ass workshop. Space is extremely limited due to the fact we have so many repeat offenders. Cost is $150 per six-week session. We meet at SOL Studio, 3400 Kerbey Lane, from 7 - 9 pm. For more info email me at  

Workshop Dates

Tuesdays: October 29th, November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd

Thursdays: October 24th, November 7th, 14th, 21st, December 5th & 6th

Hope to see you there,

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Four-Week Workshop: Healing Through Memoir Writing Coming Right up

Hey Y'all,
In October I'll be hosting a Healing Through Memoir Writing workshop at Casa de Luz. All the details are below. It's going to be a great experience, I promise you. Space is limited so please let me know soon if you'd like to join.

A four-week workshop with award-winning, critically acclaimed memoirist Spike Gillespie. When we write down our stories and when we share them with others, we begin to heal from past traumas and grief. Many people feel intimidated at the prospect of writing down their stories-- worried that the story is too big, the task too monumental, or that they lack the necessary skills. In this four-week workshop, Spike creates a safe, nurturing, confidential space for practiced writers and newcomers alike to work on capturing their biggest stories and to experience profound healing in the process. Suitable for all levels. 

Fee: $100 for the four weeks. 

Monday evenings in October from 7 - 9 pm October 7, 14, 21, 28th

Class is limited to 20 participants 

Email: to sign up

Monday, July 22, 2013

Two Upcoming Fall Memoir Writing Workshops & Beginning Meditation Classes

Hey Y'all,
So I finally got my lazy summer ass in gear and have come up with a plan for the next round of Memoir Writing Workshops. Dates are listed below. Because I am fortunate enough to have so many returning workshop members, space is extremely limited. Please reserve your spot now. Also, I've had a number of requests-- based on my new blog Meditation Kicks Ass-- regarding how to start a meditation practice. So I'm going to do an experiment-- a four-week Learn to Meditate series. Dates for that are also listed below. To reserve a spot in any/all of the workshops or for more details, please email me at .

September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22  Cost is $150. Deposit to reserve space is $50 non-refundable.
We meet from 7 - 9 pm at SOL Studio in Central Austin.

September 5, 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17  Cost is $150. Deposit to reserve space is $50 non-refundable.
We meet from 7 - 9 pm at SOL Studio in Central Austin.

September 29, October 6, 13, 20  Cost is $60. Deposit to reserve space is $20.
Location TBA. It'll be central. We'll meet from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. And no, we will not be in full on meditation that entire hour, so don't be intimidated. We'll have discussion, too.

I would be most grateful if you'd pass this along to any friends who might be interested.

Thanks a million,