More Co-Ed Writing October 8th!

We Mixed It Up August 27th - So much fun!

We're doing it again October 8th

The inaugural writing event for men and women to mix up their energies and write, then write some more and share was fantastic as some shared their appreciation to have the yin and the yang! 


No writing experience required. These are safe, comfortable online events. 

Take sacred time out for you and enjoy the space to explore topics you have neglected or long wanted to write about. Play with words, images, possibilities and other ideas/techniques offered throughout the day, along with prompts to inspire you. Set this time aside just to have fun with other writers playing with words.


Rusti L Lehay (creative writing instructor and workshop leader for over a decade) will be your guide.


Click here to see what women say about Rusti's events!

If you are a newbie to writing, jump right in and explore writing  


Spend this time immersed in the company and support of others. Before you know it, deep connections will be made and any fears of awkwardness vanish into the ether.


Everyone is there to experiment and support each other. I’m there to provide coaching and guidance.


In these writing retreats and events, you are invited to evoke your inner muse.


Join us to pen your stories, poems, prose, marketing copy to play and free up blocked thoughts.

Rusti creates a safe, rich and wonderful space for your brilliance and creativity to come together in a graceful and supportive way. She creates a collaborative space for authors of all kinds of walks and experiences to come together to create, inspire and give/receive feedback if they desire. ~ Ix-Chel Sandivel

Those who will adore writing workshops are  

  • people who want to finish that story, novel, manuscript, a blog series.
  • people who want to explore the written communication.
  • people who want a day off from the mundane and distractions.
  • people who want to experience freedom writing about whatever they like - no censoring here.
  • people who want support and tire of writing alone.
  • people who want to experience the camaraderie and connection with other writers.
  • people who want the accountability and inspiration of a group to write. 
  • people who love having dedicated and supported time and space for writing. 
Loved your group class !!!! On so many levels :) ~ Leslie Sharpe
Thank you. I really appreciate the heart space for writers that you cultivate for us all to be ourselves and have a little home together in our collective writing. ~ Psalm Pollock

Make the time & space to write



Joining writing events are a powerful way to make time and space to write without distractions. 


Before our time together, I’ll send you a quick Be Ready checklist to help you clear space and create some grace.


If you’re familiar with my events, you know writing happens, along with feedback from me and support from the circle.  


Make sure you have water and snacks at the ready, and have cleared the day of distractions so you can focus, focus, focus.

How the Writers' Lounge events flow:

We’ll meet on Zoom a few minutes before our scheduled time for a welcome and intros/check-ins, then we’ll write.


After each prompt/exercise, there will be time and opportunity to share and receive feedback. During the longer writes, we’ll take breaks to replenish our beverages, eat, and check in with each other about our progress. At the end of the session, we’ll celebrate!


The goal is to enjoy ourselves and experiment. 


Here’s our planned schedule for the six-hour lounge. 

The three hour lounges are similar with two writing times and shares.

                                                                

    Schedule in Pacific Time*

  • 7:50 — Welcome & Kickoff
  • 8:00  — Rapid-Fire Introductions
  • 8:15 — What are the Benefits of Writing
  • 8:30 — First Writing ExerciseFirst Writing Exercise
  • 9:00 — Sharing and feedback
  • Flow — Second Writing Exercise
  • TBD by group — Sharing and feedback
  • 11:45 — 1-hour Lunch Break - Breakout rooms optional for chatting
  • 12:30 — Reconvene and Repeat of Writing and Sharing
  • 2:00 — Completion & Wrap-Up Celebration ~ We did it!


*Time sharing and the number of attendees will dictate the schedule. Once we are writing and sharing, the timing and schedule will be more about flow and participant's needs rather than the clock. Schedule may flex.

*The three hour lounges are similar with two writing times and shares.

Schedule in Eastern Time*

  • 10:50 — Welcome & Kickoff
  • 11:00 — Rapid-Fire Introductions
  • 11:15 — What are the Benefits of Writing
  • 11:30 — First Writing Exercise
  • 12:00 — Sharing and feedback
  • Flow — Second Writing Exercise
  • TBD by group — Sharing and feedback
  • 2:45 — 1-hour Lunch Break  - Breakout rooms optional for chatting
  • 3:30 — Reconvene and Repeat of Writing and Sharing
  • 5:00 — Completion & Wrap-Up Celebration ~ We did it!


*Time sharing and the number of attendees will dictate the schedule. Once we are writing and sharing, the timing and schedule will be more about flow and participant's needs rather than the clock. Schedule may flex.

*The three hour lounges are similar with two writing times and shares.
Get Started Now ~ Email me to find out more

Declare "Well done [insert your name], well done!"

It is vital we take a moment at day's end to bathe in the contentment of a task and goal completed and met, ready to carry on the next time we sit ourselves down applying the seat of our pants to the seat of our chair ready to write.  Go ahead...you've done it! Put a notch on your journal or pen.


Before you go though, we can set ourselves up for success for our next concentrated writing time. 

Register Below:

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To join any of the events, please choose from the packages below,  


When you register, you will be added to the mailing list for the event (or events), and you’ll receive an email receipt and a calendar invite with the Zoom access information for each event you register for, plus a welcome email.

OPTIONS:

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Single 3-hour LoungeSTAY-Treat Women's Weekend Consider a 3-Pack Lounge Deal
$30 USD
$125 USD
3-Pack Lounge ~ $80 USD
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Upcoming Event Dates


October 8th - Co-Ed Writers' Lounge

November 12th - Women's Writers' Lounge

November 25th - 27th - Women's STAY-Treat

December 10th - Women's Writers' Lounge

In 2023, I'm pleased to announce there will be more Co-Ed Events! 

SPECIAL

Consider a three-pack of Lounges - Regular $30 USD/Lounge - Ask me for details on any of the above! Delight yourself with scheduled, focused writing times to anticipate on your calendar.