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




Winter Fires: Online Workshop

A new session of Winter Fires begins on November 12, 2018. This online writing workshop can be completed at your own pace, anywhere in the world. Join me in a five-week journey to gather creative kindling and fire up your voice for the new year.

Winter Fires includes weekly writing prompts, recorded creative guidance, new practices to spark your writing, and more. Learn more and register.


Grand Rapids Writing Workshops

Voice & Vessel's writing workshops in Grand Rapids are rooted in the Amherst Writers & Artists Method and support eight writers at a time. No two workshops are the same, and each one has prompts and creative guidance to spark your writing journey.

Registration is full for the remaining 2018 writing workshops in Grand Rapids. Please sign up for studio letters to hear about future dates.

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.