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

Upcoming Workshops

Tending the Work:
Submitting Your Writing

An online workshop to help you navigate the joys, fears, and practical steps of sharing your work with the world. Tending the Work will help you learn the ins and outs of submitting, finding a good home for your writing, and preparing your words (and yourself) for publication. Join from anywhere in the world, starting on September 20. Registration is now open!

Voice & Vessel's writing workshops in Grand Rapids are rooted in the Amherst Writers & Artists Method and support eight writers at a time... just small enough to give each writer thoughtful support, just big enough to have a range of voices and interests in each group. No two workshops are the same, and each one has prompts and creative guidance to spark your writing journey. Learn more.

Voices of writers...

"... 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."

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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.