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  • One-on-One Coaching and Editing with Elaine Apthrop

    Elaine Apthorp is a truly remarkable teacher, writer, reader and mentor. She offers heartful coaching, developmental editing and copyediting. Working closely with the writer and the writing, her mission is to comprehend, appreciate, and nurture the project and the creative soul who is choosing to engage in it; help a comrade writer discover and achieve their intentions on the page; find out what the writer means to do and offer suggestions about choices one might make that could further those objectives.
    "Elaine is such a wise and thoughtful teacher and editor! Her critiques and responses to my poems overflow with care and insight. I can tell that she understands and appreciates what I hope to achieve with my writing, and she offers generous and useful feedback to help me accomplish my personal writing goals." -KH
    "Elaine brings a rare combination of gentle but piercing insight, well-placed and helpful suggestions, and the perfect dash of humor to her role as a writing group leader. I feel simultaneously challenged and supported and deeply grateful to be a part of her group. Sign me up for another semester!" -TD
    "Elaine is knowledgeable, intelligent, organized, positive and supportive. I value her leadership and feedback."-MJ
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  • One-on-One Coaching with Nerissa Nields

    Nerissa works with writers at every stage of the creative process, from brainstorming ideas, to helping the writer develop a sustainable practice, to coaching writers around emotional blocks, to making suggestions for publication and placement of individual projects. She has written in many genres, including non-fiction, poetry, plays, songwriting, blogging, essays, short stories, nonfiction books and novels. She can help with outlining, story arc, structure and the messy middle. Along the way, she will suggest craft exercises and recommend books and articles.Read more
  • Summer Writing Retreat, Weeklong Pro-Rated by Day

    • July 3-9 or July 10-16. choose any number of days. TBD!!!!
    • Northampton, MA
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  • Writing It Up in the Garden Gift Certificate

    Gift Certificate for varying amounts.Add to cart
  • ADK Writing Retreat

    • June 23-25, 2023
    • Keene NY
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    November Kali Retreat

    • November 4-6, 2022
    • 5:30 Friday - 4pm Sunday
    • Virtual and in person
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