compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes

compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes


Advance registration is necessary for all workshops.
Does your group want to host a workshop on a particular topic? Workshops tailored to your specific needs are offered upon request. 


Book Events for Writing on the Landscape   

February 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM Reading & Signing 
Barnes & Noble - Eugene, OR

February 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM Collaborative Author Event: Workshop (followed by) Reading & Signing 
King's Books - Tacoma, WA 
Co-Facilitators/Authors: Jennifer Wilhoit & Brenda Fantroy-Johnson 

April 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM Reading & Signing 
Orca Books - Olympia, WA

May 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM (Pacific Time) Global Read Webinar via Zoom
Hosted by the Charter for Compassion -
register here to join us for this FREE offering 

June/July Book Tour: CA, East Coast, and ... Details to be announced

Upcoming Workshops, Retreats, Courses, & Presentations 

Click here to contact Jennifer for details about specific offerings.

Ongoing Online Course - Growing Words of Compassion: Nature and Writing Practices to Love By
This on-demand course is available now (register and take the course whenever you want) 
Click here for more information.

February 1, 2018 Online Course - Writing on the Landscape: The Book Experienced
This on-demand course opens for registration. Click here to learn more.

March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018  10:00-11:30 AM Mondays
Walk Through Your Grief
Course held at Seabold Hall, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Rec $ 60. Register here (starting Jan 4th).

March 5-April 1, 2018 Online Course - Growing Words of Compassion: Nature and Writing Practices to Love By
Online course offered in collaboration with the Compassion Education Institute of the Charter for Compassion
This hands-on, multidisciplinary course will help students engage with their innate capacity for tender compassion. The curriculum is designed to meet each student where s/he currently is in the understanding and practice of compassion; deepening one’s expression of compassion is the primary focus. 

March 13, 2018  1:00-3:00 PM
Volunteers Who Thrive: Writing & Nature Practices in Hospice Service
In-service for hospice volunteers at Franciscan Hospice, Tacoma, WA

March 20, 2018  10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Celebrating the Seasons: Vernal Equinox
Course/event held at Prue's House, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Rec $ 40. Register here (starting Jan 4th).

March 22, 2018  2:30-3:45 PM Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
 Alternatives to Voice: Writing as a Means to Understanding
University of Washington School of Law

April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2018  10:00 AM-12:00 PM Fridays
Writing on the Landscape (The Book Experienced)
Course held at Prue's House, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Rec $ 80. Register here (starting Jan 4th).

May 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM (Pacific Time) Global Read Webinar via Zoom - FREE
Hosted by the Charter for Compassion - register by clicking here 
Join author Jennifer Wilhoit as she discusses her newest book, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew. This is a worldwide event during which you can ask questions, and maybe even sample some of the hands-on experiences she discusses in her book. Please join us by dialing in on your phone or via computer browser. 

May 18-20, 2018 RETREAT 
Storying Through the Inner/Outer Landscapes: Writing & Ecology for Healing Co-Facilitators: Jennifer Wilhoit & Burt Kempner 
Hosted by the The Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA
Using nature-based, creative experiences, we can learn how the outer landscape informs, mirrors, & affirms our inner landscape. We will offer an opportunity for retreat participants to explore their life story in a nurturing, spacious setting. We will also guide participants through practices they can use to deepen their stories even after returning home. This three-day experiential retreat will focus on participants' relationship to their life stories; transition, flow, & transformative potential of their stories, & ways to more compellingly “live into” their stories. This retreat would especially serve those who: are seeking a deeper expression of their gifts, are in a life transition, or have suffered loss & want to move forward. 

June 16, 2018 Writing for the Summer Solstice Workshop

June 23, 2018 Global Earth Exchange in collaboration with Radical Joy for Hard Times

September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018  Saturdays
Taking a Deeper Dive: Writing Stories that Transform
Co-Facilitators: Jennifer Wilhoit & Brenda Fantroy-Johnson

September 22, 2018 Writing for the Autumnal Equinox Workshop

November 1-7, 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto, Canada  TEALarbor stories will be there! 

December 8, 2018 Grief and Writing Through the Holidays
Find comfort in writing and simple ways to cope as you navigate the holiday season without a loved one.

December 15, 2018 Writing for the Winter Solstice Workshop

Popular Workshops

Writing the Inner/Outer Landscape - Introduction
Explore what it means to write from the perspective of the inner and outer landscapes. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with three evocative types of written expression: writing for insight, writing as rite and writing for outcome. Whether a novice or experienced writer, you are invited to see what emerges when writing meets inspiration and nature. 

Writing the Inner/Outer Landscape - Five Part Series, Includes:
Branching Out: Brainstorming
Stacking the Rocks: Getting Organized
Diving into the Stream: Actually Writing
The Brambled Trail: Roadblocks in Writing
Climbing the Mountain: Finding Stamina

Grief and Writing
Writing is a powerful way to work through the difficult emotions associated with loss or transition. Whether your life changes and sorrows are past or current, this workshop offers a path toward wholeness. You will have the opportunity to explore your individual expression of grief in a safe, confidential community. I will introduce a variety of simple nature-based, spiritual, and creative practices that can help you cultivate and sustain peaceful wellbeing even during hard times. 

Writing for the Equinox/Solstice
We will explore how the seasons shape and move us. Our time together will include sitting, writing, and walking solo on the land in order to experience more deeply our inner seasons.


Titles of Past Workshops & Trainings 

Altar-Making Workshop
An Antidote to Writers’ Block
Compassionate Practices in Trying Circumstances
Developing a Body of Work: Beginners
Developing a Body of Work: Phase II
Exploring our Spiritual Roots: The Inner/Outer Landscape
Grief & Writing for the Holidays
Journeying Through Personal Responsibility Toward a Culture of Peace
Journeys into Landscapes: Travel Journaling
Meditation and Writing
Nature Journaling
Reaching Writing Goals
Season’s Greetings: Writing for the Holidays
Stories of Conflict: Calming Practices Rooted in Ecological Writing
Stories of Conflict: Writing for Insight as a Tool for Mediating

Sustainable Earth, Sustainable Lives: Writing that Sustains
Transforming Conflict, Transforming Lives: Re-writing & Re-rooting Stories
Treephilia: Global Earth Exchange, in connection with Radical Joy for Hard Times
Writing as Life; Life as Writing
Writing as Rite
Writing for Non-Writers
Writing for Serenity
Writing for the Autumnal Equinox
Writing for the Holidays
Writing for the Spring Equinox
Writing for the Summer Solstice
Writing for the Winter Solstice
Writing, Meditation, and Creativity
Written Story Workshop


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