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

Summer Writing in Grand Rapids

You're invited to a special series of writing workshops created with the spirit and schedule of summer in mind... join us in Grand Rapids for one, two, or all three sessions!

This series will help you play with different forms of writing as a way of unlocking your stories. Like any good summer adventure, we’ll open up to the unexpected. We’ll experiment with the edges, sounds, twists, and turns of our voice on the page. Spots are limited - register soon!

NEW! 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 that this June, I'll release a new tool made in that spirit.

Open Waters is a companion for the curious and ever-shifting creative journey. This 25-page guidebook 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.