Winter Writing Classes in Seattle, Consultations and Retreats

Winter, moving into spring, can be one of the most powerful times to find and engage in our stories and to be in community with writers in Seattle. If you’d like to enroll in Healing Narratives, or in a one-on-one mini course please email me: This winter and upcoming:

  • Healing Narratives: Nonfiction Class in Ballard; Thursdays February 5-March 12 (skipping Thursday March 5)
  • Fanning the Flame: One-on-One Four Week Courses; rolling start dates

And upcoming in the Spring:

  • New! Weekend Long Retreat and Intensive on Vashon Island: March 27-29 (This will be rescheduled in May or June. Apologies and please stay tuned)

Healing Narratives: Nonfiction Class 

Thursdays: February 5- March 12 (skipping Thursday, March 5)


Location: Ballard

Instructor: Corinne Manning

Cost: $180

to enroll email:

Maybe you went on a road trip and figured it all out, or had a psychic tell you to take care of your feet, or survived, or learned to use your loss in a new way. In this safe space we will use methods that explore the outlying regions of our memories. Through numerous exercises we will explore our memories and allow them to transform from experience to narrative. Our goal will be to create narratives that heal the reader as purely as it healed the writer. There will be in class exercises and some out of class explorations. Outside reading will include selections from narratives of healing:  Matthew Sanford, Roberto Bolano, Kate Borenstein and Alice Walker, among others.  This class is open to all genders. Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible, with a ground floor entrance. Please inquire for more info..

Fanning the Flame: One on One Course

Rolling dates, 4 weeks

Cost: $200

Instructor: Corinne Manning

This is a build your own course that you and I co-create together. There are two, hour long, in person meetings at the beginning and the end of the session, and writing assignments and reading are established to best fit the needs of the individual student. This is a great launching off point for those looking to find their voice and is also a powerful option for those needing to fan the flame of your own writing process.

I’m very excited to be offering a weekend long writing intensive at my home in Vashon Island. More information will be available soon.


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