Write Your Memoir - Retreats and Workshops

What it’s like to attend a Cheerful Word workshop

Writing workshop in North Carolina

Writing workshop in North Carolina

Cheerful Word 5-day, immersive retreats and 8-week workshops are unlike any you've ever attended. Experience a refuge for your soul while you discover your writing voice. You will share your stories—sometimes the unspoken stories between the lines—as you connect deeply with your core values and shine the light of your best self into the world. You’ll engage in creative work and dive into the deep end where your heart can speak your truth, and we do it with joy and sensitivity. You will share laughter, and maybe even tears, as you unearth your wise, beautiful, and badass self.

Time spent in a Cheerful Word workshop is time dedicated to you. When you write from the heart you can heal, find freedom, and view past experiences through the perspective of love and self-acceptance. And, of course, you will grow to the next level in your writing ability.

Hearing other people read their stories in their own voices—making a connection to each one, was my favorite part of attending. I was fascinated by every person and found nuggets of familiarity within my own life. This really is memoir magic.
— Michelle S., NJ