The Word River: Tuesdays (October 2022 through January 2023)

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I am excited to another four-month 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 RIVER will be limited to 14 participants for a four-month period (October 2022 through January 2023). Starting in October, we will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of every month for 90-minutes at 2:00 pm PT by Zoom (see below for one exception -- and for what time/day it will be in Australia!). 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 to yourself and your creativity.

I hope you will consider joining the RIVER.


Here are the dates/times of the October 2022 through January 2023 RIVER:

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm PDT (which is Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 8 am AEDT)

**Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 3:30-5:00 pm PDT (which is Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 9:30-11:00 am AEDT) ** (PLEASE NOTE TIME ADJUSTMENT)

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm PDT (which is Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 8:00-9:30 am AEDT)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm PST (which is Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 9:00-10:30 am AEDT) (PLEASE NOTE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS AND ITS EFFECT ON AUSTRALIA!)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm PST (which is Wednesday, December 8, 2022 from 9:00-10:30 am AEST)

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm PST (which is Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 9:00-10:30 am AEST)

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 2:00-3:30 pm PST (which is Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 9:00-10:30 am AEST)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 2:00-3:30 pm PST (which is Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 9:00-10:30 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.

This is the time. 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! Please let me know if you have any questions ([email protected]).


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Sarah Sentilles
Sarah Sentilles

Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn't Ours. 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, The Atlantic, 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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