The Word River: Wednesdays (June through September 2021)

Stay in the Flow

I am excited to offer a second round of THE WORD RIVER. I love offering THE WORD CAVE, but one of the things participants share with me is that they wish the support were ongoing. Enter WORD RIVER. Think of it like the CAVE, but spread out over four months instead of four days. Continued connection, accountability, community.

Here’s how it works: The first RIVER will be limited to 12 participants for a four-month period (June through September). Starting in June, we will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of every month for 90-minutes at 3:30 pm PDT (please note that this is a time change from the first round) by Zoom. During our twice monthly sessions we will:

  1. Set writing goals/schedules
  2. Discuss questions about the writing process
  3. Write together using personalized prompts

Have a project you want to finish? The RIVER will help you stay on track. Feeling isolated in the writing process? The RIVER will help you stay connected to a community. Need some discipline in your writing practice? The RIVER will root you in your power and help you keep the promises you make.

I hope you will consider joining the RIVER. Here are the dates we will meet (please adjust for your part of the world):

June 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (June 3, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

June 16, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (June 17, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

July 7, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (July 8, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

July 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (July 22, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

August 4, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (August 5, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

August 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (August 19, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

September 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (September 2, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

September 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm PDT (September 16, 2021 at 8:30 am AEST)

The cost of the four-month RIVER is $1000. You can pay all at once or in four monthly installments of $250. This buys you two sessions per month, writing exercises tailored to your needs, a supportive community, and accountability. Plus, my one-on-one coaching session availability will be limited in 2021 – and WORD RIVER participants will get first dibs.

This is the year. To write. To make. To finish. To start. To play. To improve. To thrive. Imagine what might happen for your writing with this kind of commitment. Imagine what you might create.

Looking forward to working with you in this new way! Please let me know if you have any questions ([email protected]).


Your Instructor


Sarah Sentilles
Sarah Sentilles

Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Stranger Care, which will be published by Random House in May 2021. Her book Draw Your Weapons won the 2018 PEN Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Ms., Religion Dispatches, Oregon ArtsWatch, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She earned a bachelor's degree at Yale and master's and doctoral degrees at Harvard.


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