Writing Workshops


We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us. By questioning our connections to this narrative, we come to realize that we are not our stories. This opens the door for change and transformation.

Writing To Awaken is an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing. Using targeted questions, radical truth-telling, and self-inquiry, you will explore the narratives of your life, writing honestly about your greatest challenges, deepest yearnings, secret wounds, hidden gifts, and roads less traveled. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your storytelling self and move toward a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life. Mark’s unique, compassionate teaching style creates a welcoming atmosphere for this deeply transformative work. Designed for writers of all levels, Writing To Awaken will prompt insight, spiritual wisdom, and fresh possibilities.

“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Writing to Awaken offers an exceptional opportunity for you to get in touch with your inner voice – your witness. Writers of all levels will benefit from the lessons and wisdom gained in these upcoming workshops.

Workshop Calendar

January 5 – 12, 2019
Writing to Awaken
Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Nosara, Cost Rica
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January 19 & 20, 2019
The Craft of Living: Writing as a Path of Wholeness
1540 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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January 25 – 27, 2019
Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation
1440 Multiversity
Scotts Valley, CA
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February 16 & 17, 2019
The Craft of Living: Writing as a Path of Wholeness
The Stanley Park Ecology Society
610 Pipeline Road
Vancouver, BC V6B 4B2
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February 23 & 24, 2019
The Craft of Living: Writing as a Path of Wholeness
SURF Incubator
999 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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March 2 & 3, 2019
The Craft of Living: Writing as a Path of Wholeness
The Rose Hotel
50 SW Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
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April 12 – 14, 2019
Mark Matousek and Maria Sirois: Writing for Resilience
The Life Saving Power of Changing Your Story
The Garrison Institute
Garrison, NY
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June 22 – 28, 2019
Writing To Awaken: Bringing our Creative Work to Life
Il Giardino della Luna
Bagnone, Italy
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