Winter 2017 Workshops

Naturbild AB +46 8 411 43 30

Happy 2017 everyone! As we enter the introspective winter season here in Maine – it is the perfect time to delve into our creative natures. To use this quieter time and space to get in touch with what wants to come through us and manifest in the world. I look forward to gathering with you to produce creative content in small and supportive groups. You can expect to be supported in your endeavors amidst groups where a strong foundation of artistic camaraderie is cultivated. ∼ Teresa

Memoir & Personal Essay

In this course we will focus on distilling life moments and experiences that may be fit for the page. Whether you desire to capture key events for family members, or write for public consumption in book or essay form, this  class will help you take the initial steps in realizing your vision.

Putting our life story on paper can take many forms. Today’s memoir is not yesterday’s autobiography or the biographies many of us grew up reading. If you think linear timeline and “chock full of facts” when you think of memoir, this session will expand your perspective. Modern memoir is more deeply layered and textured, richly depicting a life journey, not superficial facts. Often they illustrate a particular life phase or time frame, rather than highlights of an individual’s lifetime.

Personal essays offer a writer space to create a  narrative story from their experiences, writing episodes from their life that have brought them in touch with humanity and their own sense of self. Exploring these happenings on paper, the writer can bear witness to their own evolution and transformation, providing an example to others at the same time.

Each week will feature lecture, custom writing prompts and exercises, work sharing and assignments in a dynamic and inspiring 2-hour session.

Fee $130  6 classes

Creative Writing Toolbox

A five-week workshop where we get back to the basic tools of fiction writing. This workshop is meant for anyone new to the craft, looking to develop tools they will need for the writing journey, as well as experienced writers who need a refresher class and a new perspective.

  • Together, we will explore sensory writing, to add depth and lushness to your work.
  • Learn how to plot a story that keeps readers turning the page to see what happens next.
  • Create characters who are appealing and capable of evoking empathy.
  • Write dialogue that is natural and moves your story forward in a purposeful manner.
  • Play with different settings, or time and place, to discover what will best serve your work.
  • Explore different styles, or elements and techniques, used in storytelling.
  • Consider what point of view, or how your story is relayed to the reader, would be most effective for your particular work.

Each week will feature lecture, custom writing prompts and exercises, work sharing and assignments in a dynamic and inspiring 2-hour session.

Fee $115  5 classes

WWRWTW Study Group

An ongoing group that meets twice monthly to read and discuss the landmark Women Who Run With the Wolves book by Clarissa Pinkola-Estes.

We will explore the Wild Woman archetype, as described and explored by Pinkola-Estes, in stories and myths that celebrate the feminine spirit, soul and intuition. As we read and study, we will share our our own stories, observations and reactions in an effort to embrace our natural instinctual nature as women – to celebrate our creativity, passionate spirit and wisdom.

This longtime NYT bestseller was written over the course of 20 years by a respected mythic scholar, Jungian analyst, poet and traditional Latina cantadora.

$80 per trimester/8 meetings


All workshops are offered on a rotating basis. Once I have a core group of 4 to 5 interested clients, I develop a schedule that works for all and we begin! All classes meet in a private setting in Camden, Maine. To Register please email:

Teresa Piccari is the proprietor of The Village Scribe, which offers copywriting and editing services. She is a professional writer with experience in media, advertising and corporate settings. She has been teaching writing for 20 years. She also provides individual Creativity Coaching/Mentoring for writers and artists.  Teresa is a longtime columnist who enjoys writing about creative process.