Teaching

owlCREATIVE WRITING
CLASSES & EVENTS 
2020

Ripples on a Silent Pond: A Yoga and Writing Practice Workshop. POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER. Learn to integrate yoga with a meditative “Writing Practice.” Each practice enhances the other, opening inner spaces, releasing creativity, and allowing a new depth of understanding. For all levels of students. Taught by Tracy Lease and Patricia Dove Miller at the Full Life Yoga Studio in Nevada City on February 22, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To register, please contact Tracy at tracy@fulllifeyogastudio.com or (907) 687-2168.

New! Moon-Song Daylong Workshop. Teaches basic “Writing Practice” (based on Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones). Quiet your inner critic, delve into your unconscious, go deeper into your writing, and increase your creativity. Helps you learn how to write, to improve your writing, or to overcome writer’s block. For all levels of writers. Held at a private home in Nevada City. Exact date to be arranged.If you are interested or want more details, please contact Barrett Briske at barrett.briske@gmail.com or (530) 277-7982.

Joyous Expression: A Day of Meditation and Writing Practice. “Writing Practice” will be integrated with sitting and walking meditation. Will be held in gentle silence, except when reading our work or discussing writing issues. For all levels of writers and meditators. Held at a private home in Auburn on May 23, 2020, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fee: $50. Please register by April 23 by contacting Mary Helen Fein at maryhelen@maryhelenfein.comor (530) 852-2260.

New! Creative Writing Daylong Workshop: Advanced Craft Techniques. Learn craft techniques to improve your writing, such as Beginnings and Endings, Body Language, Metaphor, Plot and Theme, or Character. Give and receive structured, detailed feedback. Appropriate for all genres (memoir, creative nonfiction, and fiction). For intermediate and advanced students. Held at a private home in Nevada City. Exact date to be arranged. If you are interested or want more details, please contact Barrett Briske at barrett.briske@gmail.com or (530) 277-7982.

Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat.Experience a peaceful weekend focused on your writing with a small group of women. Will include craft talks, exercises, feedback, discussion, readings, and time to write on your own. For intermediate and advanced students. To be held at a nearby retreat location (or maybe in Tahoe or Pt. Reyes!). Exact date to be arranged. If you are interested or want more details, please contact Barrett Briske at barrett.briske@gmail.com or (530) 277-7982.

Private lessons. I will continue to be available by phone, email, and monthly in-person meetings for manuscript consultation, coaching, editing, discussion, and/or critique.

For more details or to register for private lessons, please contact Patricia Dove Miller: pat@patriciadovemiller.com or (619) 300-1265.

To register for Ripples on a Silent Pond, please contact Tracy Lease:  tracy@fulllifeyogastudio.com  (907) 687-2168

To register for Joyous Expression, please contact Mary Helen Fein:  maryhelen@maryhelenfein.com  (530) 852-2260

To register for all other classes, please contact Barrett Briske:  barrett.briske@gmail.com  (530) 277-7982


Patricia Dove Miller has been leading creative writing classes in Nevada County for the past sixteen years, including those at the Center for the Arts, Sierra Writers Conference, Wild Mt. Yoga Center, Mt. Stream Meditation Center, and Shambhala Center. She has attended writing workshops with Natalie Goldberg in Taos, and is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She co-led the Women’s Writing Salon for eight years. Pat holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. Her memoir, Bamboo Secrets: One Woman’s Quest Through the Shadows of Japan, was published in 2016.