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

Join me for a writing workshop online or in my Grand Rapids studio! All voices, writing styles, and experience levels are invited. These workshops are rooted in the Amherst Writers & Artists Method, a unique method that will help you write more freely and connect with your unique voice.

Writing workshops in Grand Rapids 

Voice & Vessel's writing workshops in Grand Rapids support eight writers at a time... just small enough to give each writer plenty of thoughtful support, and just big enough to have a range of voices and interests in each group. No two workshops are ever the same, with prompts and creative guidance that will help 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.