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Writing workshops, coaching,
and creative support to discover
the stories you carry. 

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and
supporting creative folks here and online. 

Grand Rapids Writing Workshops
Online Writing Workshops
One-on-one Coaching

New! Fall 2017 Coaching Special

Available for a limited time, with only five packages available. Sometimes our writing journey brings us to moments when personalized support is helpful. Maybe you're working on a special project, overcoming a creative block, or want to strengthen a specific part of your writing. I offer writing coaching that is a mix of open-minded listening, creative guidance, feedback, and editing support. With the fall coaching special, you get 10 hours of one-on-one writing support for the price of nine hours. Good to use through 2018, in-person or virtually. Learn more.

Open Waters: A Creative Guidebook

I believe our own writing can be our best teacher. Each time you come to the blank page, you have the chance to unfold your writing journey on your own terms. To meet your voice as it ebbs and flows. I'm excited to share a new tool made in that spirit.

Open Waters is a companion for the curious and ever-shifting creative journey. This 25-page guidebook (sent to you as a download) is filled with reflective messages and more than 25 prompts and writing exercises to call you into your open waters. It's a tool to make a space where you can wade, float, and dive deeper into your writing life.

Learn more about this new writing tool.

Voices of fellow writers in the workshop...

"... bringing forth words that I did not know were ready and waiting, and inspiring me
to take the energy from Monday's workshop into the rest of my week.
This writing studio is a gem and I cannot wait to return."

"Emily introduced the Amherst Writers & Artists Method into my life
and I realized why every other workshop had been so disappointing.
It was because of Emily and the AWA Method that I learned to take back
my dignity as a writer and value the way my stories speak."

Read more testimonials. 

A Unique Writing Method

Voice & Vessel is led by Emily Stoddard, a Certified Leader of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. The AWA Method was developed over 30 years ago and is used in writing workshops around the world. If you want an experience that leaves you hungry to write more (and question yourself less), the AWA Method might just be your writing home. Learn more about the AWA Method.