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The Wild Muse

Show up and Write!

[Short Forms: Prose and Poetry]

This series offers a multidisciplinary approach to personal writing as creative expression. We will explore short forms (poetry and prose), and co-create a community of encouragement. This program is offered periodically. Details below.

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
—Roman Payne

It’s Story Time!
We all have stories to tell, poems to write, songs to sing.

If your writing would benefit from a safe place to share your voice and your stories, either series will be a welcome gift of time and space. We will invite our unique creative expressions to emerge from their favorite hiding places (to-do lists, fear of failure, rejection, or success, and the status quo).

5 Wednesdays, FEB 24, MAR 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Craft, inspiration, surprise, and mystery release and enliven our writing.
$2,000 mxp | $125 usd

Friday | Saturday | Sunday, FEB 26, 27, 28, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Intuitive and practical prompts and exercises access our style and substance.
$2,000 mxp | $125 usd

Optional Bonus (Either Series):
March Public Reading at Bellas Artes — Date TBD

Sample essays, poems, and unique prompts — visual (including ekphrasis) and musical, archetypal and mystical, provocative and nurturing — will invigorate our writing, lead us to reading more like a writer, and woo THE WILD MUSE. We will show up and write. We will listen to the silence, to each other, and to our selves.

For twenty-five years, Maia Williams has created and led popular workshops on this and other topics in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. Maia is Co-Director of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference and host of the recently formed Poetry Café Bellas Artes.

For more information and to pre-register, send an email to:, Subject: Show Up & Write!

What Matters Most…to Maia:

Love, family, friends, kindness, contribution, equity, books, food, travel, art, laughter, interdependence, silence, truth-tellers, wind in the trees, enough, wonder, whidbey island, beauty, water, photos, music, ramble on (led zeppelin), courage, belief, poetry, dance, sunshine, san miguel de allende, mountains, dark chocolate, paris, red wine, venice, color, tuscany, life is beautiful, whale rider, gandhi…did I mention dark chocolate?