Community classes with T. Dean Adams

“Need a nudge to get those creative juices flowing? Women looking for a casual, creative environment where they can share their words would do well to sign up for this motivating and positive experience.” – Austin Chronicle

“Pencil in some time for yourself… participants de-stress, remember past experiences, and look toward the future.” – The State


Write Your Life as a  Woman
2020 New Moon Sessions

Gentle guidance to follow your heart, reconnect with your voice and clarify intentions
In the style of journal writing workshops, we write by hand, pen on paper, in response to prompts

 What happens in class…

  • Each writer makes a commitment to follow the class contract. View it here.
  • Though we are connected online – we write by hand with pen or pencil on paper. Old school.

  • We write in response to prompts and read out loud in class. However, you can always “pass” and no one will mind a bit. (Bullies do not take this class. Only really nice people take this class.)

  • Even if you don’t like to write, don’t worry… words will be spilling out of you right away… it’s magical.

  • With a focus on the process and experience of writing, there is no critiquing – only gentle encouragement in a non-academic, creative environment. No writing experience is necessary.
  • Guaranteed good for the head and heart.

The class fee is $25, and space is limited to 6 writers. Click on your preferred class time to register by credit card or paypal, or pay by Venmo:

Thursday, September 17, 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET  – SOLD OUT! Register for other classes below!
Thursday, September 17,   7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Friday, October 16, 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Friday, October 16, 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Sunday, November 15, 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Sunday, November 15, 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Monday, December 14, 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Monday, December 14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

After you have registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation, instructions for preparing for class, and the zoom link. Email me with any questions!



“A rainy Sunday writing class with Dean at The Writing Barn felt like a beautifully wrapped Tiffany-colored box gift to myself.” – Kelley Burrus, conference planner

“I loved Dean’s writing workshop “Write Your Life As A Woman.” It became a weekly ritual that I looked forward to … I loved this format of class – no critiquing, no judging – just writing and sharing. I would take it again!” – Suzanna Choffel, singer/songwriter

“Dean’s class helped me get more in touch with my writing, my life direction and a lot of kick ass females. I recommend this class to anyone looking for a little pick-me-up in the soul department.” – Laura, 28, engineer/writer/blogger

“… learning how to allow all of my thoughts and words to reach the paper without judging them… This class has been such an amazing experience and I am looking forward to seeing how this affects my songwriting as well.” – Vanessa Lively, singer/songwriter, artist

“… tapped into parts of me that were long dormant. Opened doors of creativity and intuitiveness I didn’t know I had. The class allowed me to be me.” – Leigh,  pharmaceutical sales rep

“.. more confidence and faith in myself, in others and in the world in general. It was a true blessing.” – Catherine, tech writer


About T. Dean Adams

Since 1997 I’ve designed and taught non-academic, community writing workshops such as Write Your Life as a WomanCollecting Your Memories and the Closet Fiction Writer’s Workshop. I presented the class as Faculty-in-Residence for the 2017 N.E.W. Leadership Texas, a national nonpartisan political training program for college women, hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Texas.

My writing credits include: Associate Editor for Texas EMS Magazine, commentary in Austin Monthly and Austin American-Statesman; recent essays and the previous long-running “skirt tales” column in the original skirt! Magazine; body/mind/spirit column, features and reporting in the (Charleston) Post and Courier and the Columbia Free TimesColumbia Business JournalCharleston Regional Business Journal, short stories and feminism column in Point.