PeerSpirit Writing Workshops

We have offered a number of  Writing Events throughout PeerSpirit’s history. However, we have decided that 2022 will be the last year we’ll be offering these seminars/workshops. Thanks to all writers who have participated!

with Christina Baldwin

Aldermarsh (photo by Kristie McLean)

We incorporate stringent COVID protocols for all of our seminars. Given the small group, communal nature of this setting, we ask that all participants be fully vaccinated. Christina can answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.

2022 SESSION – Winter session is full, with a waiting list!

Contact us ( if you want to be added to the waiting list.

Winter: December 1 – 7, 2022

All Self as the Source sessions will be held at the Aldermarsh Retreat Center on Whidbey Island in Washington state.

This remarkable 5-day seminar is designed for people ready to move beyond the unstructured creativity of journal writing to tackle a portion of their life experience by writing memoir, autobiography, essay or fiction.

“Inside I know I will never be the same since that beautiful week. For the first time, I am thinking of myself as a writer.”
–Jeanie Robinson, Self as Source participant

Session topics include: articulation, metaphoric reality, and structures of creative nonfiction, writing about time, place, self, and others. The seminar is held within a circle that invites conversation, supportive critique, open reading and celebrations of the word.

Christina Baldwin

Christina has taught this course for more than twenty years, and dozens of books have been published by former students. The seminar is open to both men and women at varying levels of experience. Held in a serene retreat setting, this is a special time to honor your creativity and experience exponential growth in your writing capacities.



“Writing has opened up the window to my soul and given me the voice that I have been seeking. Thanks so much for assisting me on my journey.”
— Dianne McCoy, Winnipeg, Author, Story Coach and Speaker



Aldermarsh Retreat Center

LOCATION: The Aldermarsh Retreat Center on Whidbey Island in Washington state.

Aldermarsh has been PeerSpirit’s teaching home for many years. A warm and welcoming place, Aldermarsh comprises several buildings (including a dedicated teaching space), as well as a wetland area with tall trees (the alder marsh), a field with a medicine wheel, and beautifully maintained gardens.

COST: $1695.00 includes tuition, lodging, and all meals. A $500.00 deposit is due upon registration. An early-bird registration discount of $50 is available – please inquire.

REGISTRATION: Class size limited to 10-12. Writers at various stages of project development and confidence welcome.