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New Year Writing Workshop

  • West County Herb Company 3641 Main Street Occidental, CA, 95465 United States (map)

Happy New Year! Happy New Moon!

As the first new moon of the brand new year arrives, we will come together and celebrate with writing prompts that celebrate the magic and possibility of what is to come. This is a great time to establish a writing routine and to set intentions for the New Year. Please bring an altar item (or two) for our class altar (symbols of new beginnings, goals, things you’d like to ‘bring into the light’, etc), a notebook and writing utensil. If possible, please bring a favorite tarot deck to the workshop for some divination-related writing fun. Tea and light snacks will be provided. 


When: Saturday, January 5; 1-4pm

Where: West County Herb Company, 3641 Main, Occidental, CA

Cost: $55-115/sliding scale; RSVP required, as space is limited: Contact Dani at to reserve your spot and to arrange payment

Who: Dani Burlison is the editor and creator of “All of Me: Love, Anger and the Female Body,” (PM Press, 2019), “Some Places Worth Leaving” (Tolsun Books, 2019), the “Lady Parts” zine series, and  “Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories,” a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney's Internet Tendency column of the same name. She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review and a regular contributor at Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus and Made Local Magazine. Her writing can also be found at Ms. Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Earth Island Journal, WIRED, Utne, Portland Review, Ploughshares, Hip Mama Magazine, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Shareable, Tahoma Literary Review, Prick of the Spindle and more. She teaches memoir classes at SRJC and lives in Santa Rosa, CA

Earlier Event: September 7
Fall Gather
Later Event: September 5
Book Launch Party for 'All of Me'