Writing With Spirit workshop: a free workshop currently 1st and 3rd Monday evenings at 6:30 PM at the Burlington Writers Workshop.

Contact Nancy if you’d like an afternoon, all-day, or weekend workshop at your venue:


“Nancy provided a safe, inspiring, and creative environment through which each writer was able to not only fully utilize and channel the energy of the Ghost Ranch into their own work, but her unique focus on spirituality and mindfulness as a component of the writing process produced profound insights for me that continue to be felt in the way I approach writing and my work itself. It was truly a life-changing experience – thank you, Nancy.”                                              – Chris Muniz, Creative Writing faculty, University of Southern California

“I can’t imagine a more meaningful or rejuvenating retreat than what you provided for us Saturday! I so appreciate the thought you put into planning the flow and pace of the day. Beginning with the Hildegard was a brilliant way to transport us to an open space right at the start. The setting and the weather – delightful!  The whole day was such a treat. Thank you, Thank you!” – Maggie Thompson

Past Workshops

July 5, 2017 Brattleboro, Vermont, The Book Lounge  Writing With Spirit, a workshop on play in spirituality and creative writing, with a writing prompt and discussion.

July 31- August 6, 2016 Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico   Writing With Spirit  Each of us has an inner light, something that can be expressed in creative form. But so often our vision becomes obscured by busyness or negativity. In this week at Ghost Ranch, in the sacred space of the high desert, we combine meditation and writing to open into the depths of our own inner visions and express them in poetry, fiction, memoir, or creative nonfiction.

September 19, 2015  WRITING WITH SPIRIT    Durham, NC

June 12- 14, 2015 Wise Women Retreat,  gathering of women pastoral counselors.

September 27, 2014 WRITING WITH SPIRIT retreat, Burlington, Vermont, one-day retreat combining mindfulness and creative writing.

November 6, 2014 Word, Sound and Spirit: A Restorative Evening Workshop EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES SUMMIT, The New School, New York City with Lindsey Warren, BM, MM

June 25, 2014 Writing With Mindfulness, Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South, Durham, NC

May 2- 4, 2014 Writing and Mindfulness Weekend Retreat Burlington, Vermont Rock Point Retreat Center

April 3, 2014 Meditation and Creative Writing in Care & Counseling American Association of Pastoral Counselors St. Louis, Missouri

April 27, 2013, Writing With Mindfulness Retreat Rock Point Center, Burlington, VT

March, 2013, Writing Down the Spirit, workshop for pastoral counselors, St. John the Divine Cathedral, NYC, NY

August 25 – 26, 2012, Write and Reflect: Calvary Episcopal Church Annual Retreat, Shrine Mont Retreat Center, Orkney Springs, VA

December 3, 2012, Writing Into Winter Solstice, The Writers Center, White River Junction, VT

May 19, 2012, Writing With Mindfulness Retreat, The Middlebrook, Fairlee, VT

April 19, 2012, Writing and Mindfulness: Care of the Soul through Creative Writing, American Association of Pastoral Counselors Annual Conference, Leesburg, VA


Events and Readings of Wild Mountain


Saturday, September 16  Burlington Book Festival, The Role of Place panel discussion with Green Writers Press and pre-launch signing,  Davis Center, University of Vermont

Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 PM  Burlington Book Launch and reading with Green Writers Press, Phoenix Books Burlington, VT

Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 AM Radio Interview on Write the Book, Shelagh Shapiro’s popular podcast about books and writers.

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 PM, Reading with Green Writers Press, Phoenix Books Rutland, VT

Saturday, October 7  Book Launch! Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, Vermont

Saturday, October 14   10 -1 Brattleboro VT Book Festival (signing) Green Writers Press table

Sunday, October 15  2:00 PM  Toadstool Bookstore, Keene, New Hampshire

 Monday, October 16   7:00 PM Reading, Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth, Vermont

Thursday, October 26  6:30 PM Reading, The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, Vermont

Sunday, October 29  7:00 PM Pangaea Restaurant with Bennington Books, Bennington, VT

Sunday, November 3   3:00 PM The Concord Bookshop, Concord, Massachusetts

Saturday, November 11,  10AM – 12PM Letterpress Books, Portland, Maine

Monday, December 4   7:00 PM Howe Library, Hanover, New Hampshire

Readings of Sea Level:

Monday, February 13, 2012 Converse Free Library
1:30 PM Lyme, NH
Book Talk/Discussion

Thurs, November 16, 2011 Brattleboro, VT
Brooks Memorial Library

Thurs, Oct. 20, 2011 Vershire Public Library
7:00 PM Vershire, VT

Thurs., August 11, 2011 East Corinth, VT
7:00 PM Blake Memorial Library

Saturday, August 6, 2011 Norwich Bookstore Anniversary Celebration
10:00 AM -12:00 PM Norwich, VT

Saturday, July 30, 2011 Presentation and Reading
Bookstock Festival
Woodstock, VT

Saturday, July 23, 2011 BOOK SIGNING
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Dartmouth Bookstore
Hanover, NH

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Hanover, NH
7:00 PM Howe Library

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Wellfleet, MA
7:30 PM Wellfleet Public Library

Thursday, June 23, 2011 Durham, NC
7:00 PM Regulator Bookshop

Monday, June 20, 2011 Rehoboth Beach, DE
6:00 PM Browseabout Books