creative discovery & wholehearted writing


for the ones who want to make space for their instincts.
for the ones seeking an honest relationship with their voice on the page.
for the ones becoming a generous companion to their writing life.

upcoming ways to practice

Poetry Writing Workshop: A Pause for Poetry begins April 22. 
Infinite: Self-paced, generative writing toolkits, ready to write with you now.


generative writing journeys + craft workshops + other experiments in curiosity

a simple and steady practice

In 2020, I began offering 15-minute writing sessions I call the Hummingbird Sessions. Like their namesake, these are free and fleeting... just long enough to gather a little sweetness and creative energy to keep going in uncertain times. In each session, I guide us with prompts and a creative practice. All voices and experience levels are invited. Sign up to get upcoming dates and recordings.

hello, fellow writer...

I'm Emily Stoddard, a fellow writer and the founder of Voice & Vessel. I've been tending my writing as a practice for over 20 years. I believe the writing life brings a lot of gifts, if we can stay open to the curious, the possible, and the unexpected.

I help writers find those gifts through down-to-earth practice and by honoring their unique rhythms and instincts. The workshops you'll find here are designed to carry you from beginnings, into deeper work, and toward what I hope is a sense of steady caring in your writing practice.

If you've been curious about what's calling for your creative attention, I'd be honored to support you.

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Write the story only you can tell.

Seven Invitations is a free guide with everything you need for a week-long, at-home writing workshop. Sign up below, and start writing today.