• Free Intro to The Muse Lab: A Playground for Women Writers

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    Are you ready to begin your writing journey, deepen your relationship with your practice, take it to the next level and/or claim your identity as a writer?

    Are you feeling blocked, frustrated or unfulfilled with your writing? Do you crave the joy and freedom that comes from connecting with your true voice, your profound story?

    Do you long to write more creatively, to burst beyond the confines of your comfort zone, self-judgment and societal expectation?

    Are you tired of second-guessing yourself and over-editing?

    Do you crave the inspiration, validation and accountability that a group of warm and creative women can provide? Would you like to develop meaningful relationships with other writers who can support you to spin your perspective, get you out of your head and grow your self-confidence?

    Join an intimate circle of women for a journey of writing and empowerment! This is a 90-minute free intro to the full series. I’ll share my 6 tools to support writers to grow, maintain flow and break through blocks, with examples of how women writers flourish in these high octane, uber-supportive circles where we deep-dive into the writing process. I'll offer prompts designed to support you to transform your relationship with your writing, and we'll have optional share circles.

    Take your writing beyond your perceived limitations through methods developed to encourage you to dive into your practice. Receive the supportive feedback you need to step confidently into your writing identity.

    Blast through your blocks with innovative prompts that get you writing in entirely new directions, with the encouragement of a group of like-minded women and an experienced mentor.

    Flourish with creative abundance as you break out of ruts and courageously write your truth from the depth of your being. Experience the joy of surpassing your comfort zone and contacting your wild and unique wisdom.

    Gain confidence in your innate writing intelligence and your wisdom to know when a piece is complete.

    Connect at the level of heart and art with a dynamic and loving group of women writers.

    The full workshop series

    Each 2-hour workshop includes a guided visualization/meditation; check-in circle; and inspiring writing exercises and prompts designed to connect us to our stories and our wild and unique wisdom. Own your writing voice!

    Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

    Carefully curated weekly homework assignments keep you writing between workshops.

    As a celebration of their work in the program, participants from both programs are invited to a facilitated group reading, support circle and closing, where they may present a sample of the writing they did during the series. Thursday April 13, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m. PST

    For these workshops, Marn Norwich fuses decades of experience as a writing workshop facilitator/professional writer and intuitive energy therapist.

    The full workshop runs 6 Tuesdays, March 7 - April 11, 2023, 12 - 2 p.m. PST
    Workshops are capped at around 8 women to maintain intimacy.

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    "Before taking Marn’s workshops, I had never read my work out loud and was uncomfortable with the idea of sharing anything I had written, as it was never “good enough”. I come from an academic background and had never thought to give time and attention to creative writing in the same way I would to other forms of communication.
    "Taking Marn’s workshop series, specifically the Muse Lab, has helped me beyond words. I’ve stepped into my tone and voice as a writer, explored different types of storytelling and feel comfortable with the long and complex stages of creating a literary work.
    "I’ve learned to let go of my perfectionism, lean into my creativity and trust that I’ll be able to edit and build upon what I initially create. Beyond my improvements as a writer from these courses, I’ve grown as a person and find the weekly meetings a grounding force for my personal growth. The connections I’ve found with the other women in these circles have done wonders for my self-esteem and trust in myself as a writer. If you’re looking to start writing or are ready to develop your writing practice, I can’t recommend Marn’s workshops enough — they have truly changed my life."
    —Zoe Benyon-MacKinnon, Vancouver, BC

  • Free Intro to the Women's Writing as Healing Workshop Series!

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    • Do you long to initiate or deepen your relationship with your writing practice?
    • Are you feeling blocked, frustrated or unfulfilled with your writing?
    • Are you welcoming healing into your life, whether this is trauma-related or in response to anxiety or depression.?
    • Do you crave the inspiration, validation and accountability that a group of warm and creative women can provide?

    Join an intimate circle of women for a journey of writing and empowerment! This is a 90-minute free intro to the ongoing series. I’ll share my 6 tools to support writers to grow, maintain flow and break through blocks, with examples of how women transform in these dynamic, uber-supportive circles. I'll offer prompts designed to support your inner-work and deepen your relationship with your writing, and we'll have optional share circles.

    The full workshop series will be held on six Fridays, March 10 - April 14, 2023 from 12 - 2 p.m. PST. Workshops are capped at around 8 women to maintain intimacy.

    The workshop fee is $350/$300 Wise Woman Special.

    Each 2-hour workshop includes a guided visualization/meditation; support circle; and inspiring writing prompts designed to connect us to our stories and our wild and unique wisdom. Optional sharing of writing in a supportive context. Own your writing voice! No writing experience required.

    As a celebration of their work in the program, participants from both programs are invited to a facilitated group reading, support circle and closing, where they may present a sample of the writing they did during the series. Thursday April 13, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m. PST

    For these workshops, Marn Norwich fuses decades of experience as a writing workshop facilitator/professional writer and intuitive energy therapist.

    • Deepen your relationship with your writing practice, and grow your distinct voice
    • Break through long-standing writing blocks that have inhibited your comfort in writing and sharing your writing
    • Experience deep and powerful support from the group while going through rough times/working through trauma
    • Connect at the level of heart and art with a dynamic and loving group of women writers, and develop close friendships that last far beyond the workshop

    “Marn's writing workshops are a healing offering that is rare to find. Each week, I felt myself open and ease into processing different layers of what was moving through my body, mind, and spirit. Her facilitation is graceful and intuitive, filled with love, powerful insights, and ways of seeing deep into you that feel nurturing and give you permission to finally see yourself with the same bright eyes. The women she attracts are truly just as caring, talented, and genuine as Marn, which created a safe, nourishing, and enjoyable space amongst us even when we were exploring heavier material. There's so much I could say about this workshop and Marn but it's a sliver of the full embodiment of the gorgeous, uplifting, and unique journey that I experienced.”
    Marlene Malik, Toronto, ON

    “Something truly magical transpires through Marn's facilitation. She leads by example, responding thoughtfully to each contribution, holding space, and validating where we are in our healing journey. Her intuitive, attentive approach creates a nearly palpable sense of safety and connection in the room, transforming strangers into a circle of trust, support, and inspiration...Attending her workshops is easily one of the best things I've ever done for my well-being, for my love of writing, and for my sense of wonder and appreciation for women.”
    Amanda Hobbs, Vancouver, BC

    “If you are looking for a safe place to reveal yourself to yourself, in the gentle, accepting company of other women, through the medium of writing, expression, inspiration and meditation…this course is for you.
    If you long for a compassionate, present, non-judgemental ‘space-holding' witness… Marn is your facilitator.
    And, if you are called to be a part of a strong, nurturing, empowering, uplifting circle of women, helping other women…let your voice ring out, it will be heard and welcomed.”
    Joanna McKinnon

    "Participating in Marn's writing workshop has easily become the highlight of my week. ...She has created a truly nurturing environment to allow for writers at all levels to flourish...Marn provides a space where we can all write freely, share vulnerably and hold each other with such compassion. When we get together in her workshop, it is absolute and pure magic."
    Annie Phung, Vancouver, BC

    “I honestly can't recommend Writing as Healing high enough. Marn is genius in her guidance through self healing. Each piece is carefully chosen not only to augment the week’s theme, but to open our consciousness, strengthen our confidence, all the while supporting us to feel comforted, expansive and inspired to write and heal.”
    Marie Ingram, Vancouver, BC

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