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Write Your Life as a Woman
online community writing 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

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Click here to sign up for future class announcements! 
Classes can customized for your special group of family, friends, or team building.
Email for more information.
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Dean Adams 2020Hello! Thank you for your interest in writing! 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; 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. Currently I’m working on a longer format project, and by day I work in public relations for renewable energy projects and small businesses.

After 20 years, alumni of the classes are now spread all over the country and world. It’s great to reconnect with former students online to write during these tough times and to welcome new folks! Current classes with links to register, more info and testimonials are below. I hope to write with you soon! – Dean

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Write Your Life as a  Woman

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.

October Weekly Class

An opportunity to commit to two hours every week to put down the phone and pick up the pen and write! This four-week series offers space for clarifying intentions, expanding on dreams and goals and emptying one’s busy mind.

The class fee is $100, and space is limited to 6 writers. Click below to register by credit card or paypal, or pay by Venmo:

Tuesdays, October 6-27, 12noon ET – 2pm ET (*check your time zone)

2020 New Moon Sessions

Write Your Life as a Woman New Moon Sessions remind us we can always begin again. The page is a soft landing place to find new ways, new words, new release and new intentions. 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:

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!

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Testimonials:

“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

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