Tuesday, June 23, 2015

More Weekend Memoir Writing Retreats Coming Right Up!


Hey Y'all!
The bad news-- if you meant to sign up for the July Retreat but did not-- the July Memoir Retreat Weekend is SOLD OUT!! The good news is that, due to growing demand, I am adding THREE MORE Memoir Writing Weekend Retreats. Dates are below.

These retreats are aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some are content with working on private journals.

We meet for two long days over the course of a weekend, spend many hours writing, share lunch, then share our work and give and receive feedback. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. In addition to quiet writing time and supportive sharing time, attendees also receive one-one-one mini coaching sessions with yours truly. The retreat is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing and will provide you with comfort, strength, healing, and inspiration to forge ahead with your story. 

To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com

AUGUST RETREAT: August 15th & 16th
SEPTEMBER RETREAT: September 5th & 6th
NOVEMBER RETREAT: November 7th & 8th 

Retreat Cost for August and September: $200 per weekend. 
For all retreats we meet on Saturdays from 9 am til 4 pm and Sundays from 10 am til 4 pm. 
Meeting location will be sent to you in a private email. 

Thanks!
Spike


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Six-Week Memoir Writing Workshops Coming Right Up!


Hey Y'all!
I've got a couple of upcoming six-week Memoir Writing Workshops. These workshops are aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some start blogs. Some are content with working on private journals. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. It is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing.

Dates are below. To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com
SPACE IS LIMITED. So, like, you know-- don't delay. Really hope to see you.
Thanks!
Spike

The Dates & Cost:

TUESDAY SERIES
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER  7-9 pm -- Cost is $200 for the series.
August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8
We meet in Central/West Austin

THURSDAY SERIES
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER  7-9 pm
August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10 -- Cost is $200 for the series.
We meet in Central/West Austin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

July Memoir Writing Weekend Retreat


Hey Y'all!
I've got a Memoir Writing Weekend Retreat coming right up. The retreat is aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some are content with working on private journals.

We meet for two long days over the course of a weekend, spend many hours writing, share lunch, then share our work and feedback. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. It is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing.

To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com

JULY WEEKEND RETREAT
July 11th -- 9 am - 4 pm & July 12th-- 10 am - 4 pm  Cost: $150


Monday, May 11, 2015

Announcing June/July Weekly Memoir Writing Workshops and a Weekend Retreat


Hey Y'all!
I've got a Weekly Memoir Writing Workshop and a Weekend Retreat coming right up. The Memoir Writing Workshop & Retreat are aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some are content with working on private journals. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. It is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing.

The difference between the Workshop and the Retreat: we do very little (if any) in-class writing in workshop. We meet for two hours per session, talk about writing related topics, share our work, and then have feedback. For retreats, we meet for two long days over the course of a weekend, spend many hours writing, share lunch, then share our work.

Several times each year I host a public reading for any interested attendees who would like to partake in sharing their work onstage. Not mandatory, just an optional perk.

Info for the Workshop & Retreat is below. To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com
SPACE IS LIMITED. So, like, you know-- don't delay. Really hope to see you.
Thanks!
Spike

The Dates & Cost:

TUESDAY MEMOIR SERIES-- 7 - 9 pm at a central location
June 2, 9, 16, 30 & July 7 & 14th. NO SESSION ON JUNE 23rd. Cost: $150

JULY WEEKEND RETREAT
July 11th -- 9 am - 4 pm & July 12th-- 10 am - 4 pm  Cost: $150

Monday, May 4, 2015

June Memoir Writing Weekend Retreat



JUNE MEMOIR WRITING WEEKEND RETREAT
June 13th -- 9 am - 4 pm & June 14th -- 10 am - 4 pm  Cost: $150

Working on a memoir? Wish you were? Need a jumpstart or a place to continue working on what you've begun? Please join us for this two-day retreat. It's in Austin, but you'll feel like you're out in the country. You'll have the time and space to cut loose with your words and get your story down on the page.

Why sign up? Some folks join with the goal of working on a manuscript they wish to get published. Some want to shape their stories into stage productions. Others seek to create a blog. And still others join us to write privately with the goal of healing through writing. This retreat is great for all of those goals.

Each day we meet early, grab some coffee or tea, and settle in to write for several hours. Then we have lunch together. Then we share our work with each other and get feedback. This is a safe and loving environment free of competition and harsh criticism. You are not required to share aloud.

I have been leading workshops and retreats for many years now and I am always so moved by what is produced in these sessions. I do hope you'll come and see for yourself the wonderful power that comes with memoir writing.

Email me to reserve your spot. spikegillespie@gmail.com

Thanks!
Spike

Friday, April 10, 2015

Upcoming Workshops and a Weekend Retreat


Hey Y'all!
I've got a couple of upcoming Memoir Writing Workshops and one Weekend Retreat. Typically workshops run in six-week cycles, but my annual crazy travel adventures are about to begin and so I am offering two mini-series and also a mix-and-match option. That means you can pick one series or the other or, if you'd like to fit in extra sessions, you can buy additional nights for a per-night price.

The Memoir Writing Workshops & Retreats are aimed at those of you ready to write down your story for whatever reason. Some folks attend to work on healing past and current trauma. Some are working on memoirs in progress. Some go on to publish books and stage productions in theaters. Some are content with working on private journals. We focus on positive feedback and making a safe space where you will be truly heard. It is such an awesome experience-- the group dynamic is amazing.

The difference between the Workshops and the Retreats: we do very little (if any) in-class writing in workshop. We meet for two hours per session, talk about writing related topics, share our work, and then have feedback. For retreats, we meet for two long days over the course of a weekend, spend many hours writing, share lunch, then share our work.

Several times each year I host a public reading for any interested attendees who would like to partake in sharing their work onstage. Not mandatory, just an optional perk.

Info for the Workshops & Retreat is below. To sign up please email me at spikegillespie@gmail.com
SPACE IS LIMITED. So, like, you know-- don't delay. Really hope to see you.
Thanks!
Spike

The Dates & Cost:

TUESDAY SERIES
APRIL/MAY 7-9 pm
April 28, May 5, May 12 -- Cost is $75 for the series.

THURSDAY SERIES
APRIL/MAY 7-9 pm
April 23 & 30, May 7 & 14 -- Cost is $100 for the series

MIX & MATCH
If you sign up for a series, you can buy additional nights individually. So, let's say you sign up for Tuesdays-- you can add in some Thursdays for $25 each.

JUNE WEEKEND RETREAT
June 13th -- 9 am - 4 pm & June 14th -- 10 am - 4 pm  Cost: $150

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spring Memoir Writing Workshop Coming Right Up!


Ready to get it in gear with your writing? Great. I'm ready to help. I've been leading memoir writing workshops for years now and you know, crazy awesome magic happens when you take the time to put your story on the page.

Some folks sign up to work on manuscripts. Some want to do healing through writing. Some have no idea what the hell they signed up for, but figure it out along the way. Many folks come back again and again.

Below are dates for the next Tuesday Six-Week Series and the next Thursday Six-Week Series. We meet 7-9 pm at a central location. We share our work and get feedback. We discuss the state of the art of publishing and how to get your ass in the chair. Occasionally we write in class.

Space is very limited and workshops often sell out. So if you want to sign up, please holler now and make a deposit to hold your space.

Here are the dates:

Tuesdays:  March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21

Thursdays: March  12, 19, 26,  April 2, 9, 16

Cost is $150. A non-refundable deposit of $75 holds your spot.

Email me at: spikegillespie@gmail.com to sign up.