The Opening is a place where you can overcome your hesitation and playfully explore your writing, while getting realistic encouragement, group support and practical problem-solving from a writing professional.

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Grow into a more productive writer…and be more satisfied with your work.

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Join a writing community that prioritizes open-ended exploration and sends you home excited to write more.

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Participate in a non-hierarchical environment that allows you to take risks...and discover the unexpected in yourself, and in the world.

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Andy’s class gave me the confidence to  ignore the critical inner voices and just write. With his coaching, I finally finished a book I had been working on for five years.

Victor Lee Lewis, Diversity Educator and Founder of The Radical Resilience Institute

Finally Complete That Writing Project You Care About

Six Courses to Choose From:

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Finish Your Book Project– and Have a Blast Doing It with The Opening A 10-Week Remote Writing Course Offered Live by Computer Conference Starting TBA MARCH 2017 Finish the book you want to write and…

  • TBA March 2017
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Spend four glorious days wrapped in your writing in the beautiful countryside of the Santa Cruz mountains. Get help with overall organization, working wisely with your inner critic, revising strategies, time management, doubts about your project, a…

  • May 25-28, 2017, Memorial Day Weekend
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Working on a larger project? Or have an idea for one? This class is for you if you want focused, individual coaching, the support of a group, and precise, useful feedback on your work. Because…

  • 2 Classes:
  • • Wed afts, Starting Jan 18
  • • Thur eves, Starting Feb 23
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  Use writing to open your mind, generate great new material,and write in ways you never have before! “It is the pen which dreams.” -Gaston Bachelard     Bring true creativity to each next word…

  • Two Different Classes:
  • • Santa Cruz: Four Tuesday Nights, starting Dec 6
  • • Berkeley: One-day Workshop, Dec 10
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Working on a larger project? Or have an idea for one? This class is for you if you want focused, individual coaching, the support of a group, and precise, useful feedback on your work. Because…

  • Starts Dec 11
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Learn how to inspire and professionally guide all people who want to write.   Andy Couturier, MA, has been leading writing groups professionally for 20 years. His approach is explicitly non-hierarchical, open-ended and generous to…

  • One Weekend a Month for 6 Months, starting Jan, 28, 2017
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Get Your Writing Juices Flowing
and Have a Blast Doing It

Courses That Open Your Mind, Connect You With Others
and Help You Finish Your Project

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