Writing Workshops

No matter how long you've written, writing is always a journey of beginning and beginning again. Voice & Vessel helps writers and the writing-curious meet the ebb and flow of that journey... so you can unearth your creative instincts and write more freely.

Voice & Vessel's workshops and retreats are entirely online and led by Emily Stoddard, a fellow writer, coach, and leader of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method.

New workshops are on the way for spring 2021! Sign up to be the first to know when registration opens: 


Wholehearted - a practice of beginnings for writers

Staying True

Revision Workshop & Toolkit

An immersive revision journey to shape your raw material and rough starts into writing you love. Hands-on practices, group sessions, and more. Staying True will be offered again in 2021.

A Pause for Poetry, online writing workshop

A Pause for Poetry

Writing Workshop

For the poetry-curious as well as those who already write poetry. Discover the unique possibilities of poetry and write new poems over four weeks. A new session is coming soon for 2021!

Tending the Work - submissions workshop

Tending the Work

Submissions Workshop & Toolkit

A holistic view of the submissions journey. This workshop will help you prepare to submit your writing, find good homes for your voice, and share your creative writing with confidence. Learn more.

Take a creative pause.

As the world shifted into the pandemic, 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. Sign up to get upcoming dates and receive recordings.

I'm excited to write with you.

Hello there! 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.

Emily Stoddard, founder of Voice & Vessel
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