Airstream Dispatches

Sunrise and deep twilight in my 1970 Airstream Sovereign

Sunrise and deep twilight in my 1970 Airstream Sovereign

UPDATE: THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT. We’re authors, painters, professors, community activists, parents, teachers, and more who will be signing in for these live webinars from Oregon to Germany. READ MORE ABOUT AIRSTREAM DISPATCHES 2018 HERE

All lit up, she’s dreamy, isn’t she? If you’re new to my offerings, you might be wondering—does she really live in that thing? Yes, I did. For three years. But what does that have to do with my business as a mentor who guides writers from practiced to published, from blocked to flowing? Join me and a community of writers for Airstream Dispatches as we get grounded, talk craft, generate, and connect. This curated experience will enliven and inspire, deepening your creative practice (essential for any writer). Here’s how it all started…

I used to have this dream: me, my fave writing pals, an Airstream trailer, and a cross-country road trip. We’d read aloud to one another, ask questions, laugh, write in our notebooks, and gaze out the windows as the countryside blurred by. But now I own a home, my Airstream is up on blocks, and I spend upwards of 40 hours per week sitting in a chair, nursing my baby.

But even from this vantage point, I still believe meaningful writing community can be formed. That’s why I decided to experiment with this new program. I keep hearing from individual writers who struggle with and want the same things. I feel that. I see that. And I am in search of a group of dedicated writers who want the same thing I do: new knowledge, fun, productivity, and connection—no strings attached. Is this you? Will you show up for yourself and your imagination, just once a month?

Airstream Dispatches is a chance for us to gather in this spirit to do meaningful creative work. There will be no homework, but you will write and feel inspired. There will be others present, but you will feel rejuvenated, not sapped. Meet with me and writers like yourself via live video streaming and I’ll give you everything I’ve got as I shape our time.

Let’s bring this Airstream, pop-up, writerly, circus dream into reality. Let’s grow and laugh together. Limited spaces are available. I hope one of them will be filled by you. [CLOSED: Click here to enroll for $240.]

DETAILS FOR 2017: Here are the set dates; all times are Eastern time zone.

  • 9/29 Video tech support and test run for anyone new to Zoom webinar streaming. 2-2:30pm, required for first-time users of Zoom. I’ll help you!
  • The webinars will all take place from 2-3pm eastern time on the following dates: October 1, October 29, November 19, January 7, February 25, and March 25. All webinars will be recorded in the event that you cannot attend.
  • A brief part of the webinar will include a craft lesson inspired by writings from these books: Me & My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley by Ann Pancake (September), These are the Good Times by Patricia Ann McNair (October), The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot by Jack Driscoll (November), The Names of the Stars by Pete Fromm (January), Hunger by Roxane Gaye (February), and TBA (for March).
  • A private Facebook group will provide an online forum for members to share, ask questions, discuss books, celebrate successes, swap drafts, etc. This is completely optional, designed to allow folks to extend their connections or meet writing partners, if so desired.

Read more about the 2018 program here!

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