Writing Circles

You’re invited to join the Writing Circle, a small group of people who come together to put words on the page.  In the Circle we show up, not necessarily as writers but as people who feel more connected to ourselves and to what’s important to us when we write.

In the Writing Circle, we use a technique called Wild Writing.

In this practice we write continuously, pen never leaving the page, because it helps to keep the critic at bay, and quiet the perfectionist in us.

In the Circle, we’re encouraged to write as poorly as possible, to connect our brain, our heart and our intuition and see what emerges on the page.

In the Circle we’re reminded that we don’t need to be fancy or smart or anything other than ourselves to belong.

In the Circle we read our stories aloud and listen to others read.  We don’t critique or give feedback but instead we witness by listening deeply.

 This is for you if:

  • you want to write but don’t make the time or space to do it,
  • you’re ready for a deeper connection to yourself,
  • you seek a grounding practice and suspect your true voice has more to say and are interested in hearing it,
  • you have the courage to read your writing aloud and to listen to others read sometimes raw and personal material,
  • you don’t seek instruction and feedback on your writing.

Schedule a time for us to talk to learn more .

During each Circle I read a poem, offer prompts and encouragement  and set the timer.  After we write for 10 minutes or so, we come back and take turns reading our unedited words.  We honor each other by listening deeply without comment. 

The Writing Circle is for you if you crave a space in your week to be with. yourself, create, express and experience a nurturing community.  

“Spontaneous epiphanies always leave me convinced, once again, that there is no greater meaning to my life than what happens when I write. It gives me awareness so sharp, it punctures all layers of thought, so that I can rise. That’s what it feels like: a weightless rising to a view high enough to survey the moments of the past that led to this one.”  ~ Amy Tan


I was intimidated to write but sought a new challenge and creative outlet. Lisa’s Writing Circle provided me with a venue to express my innermost thoughts in a safe and loving community. It has been empowering, therapeutic and simply, a beautiful part of my week. When her session ended, I longed for it and anticipated the next one. It has magically become a part of my life in the best of ways. 🙂

Debra Yau


Lisa’s Wild Writing Circle changed my life. In our weekly circle, I rediscovered a part of myself that’s creative, outspoken, and desires connection. Lisa offers writing circles online and encourages us to leave behind the perfectionists inside us.

Virginia Watkins


This Wild Writing practice helped me in an unexpected way this weekend. I was asked to speak at a funeral, and instead of laboring over the perfect speech at home, I wrote a letter the day of the service where I told people about some of my earliest memories of my friend. I was confident with my writing, and able to share true words from my heart without excessive self consciousness. I attribute my comfort in that situation to my experience over the last few years in Lisa’s Writing Circle. There, I have become familiar with putting my thoughts and feelings into words, and speaking them now feels totally natural. I’m thankful for the groups I’ve been in, and thankful for Lisa for having introduced me to the practice.

Liz Walser


The Circle supported me during a time I needed clarity. It helped me throw down words that helped me see my feelings more clearly and that it’s OK to feel that way. Also, that other people felt the same way I do. It was so nice to know that I’m not alone.

I would definitely recommend the writing circle. I was nervous at first to read out loud what I wrote, but when we started reading everyone was so kind. No judgement, no comment, just waves and smiles. It felt good to express my heart and have strangers acknowledge it as valuable.

Since I started the class I find myself journaling in a deeper way. I feel like I just write without boundaries and it feels good.

I really love the format, having poems read and really listening to each line. Having Lisa read them made them come alive in a way they wouldn’t if I read them myself. Now I know why kids love it when parents read to them 😉

Suzie Puetz 
Suzie Puetz