Workshops 2017-12-30T13:12:22+00:00

Roger is on Sabbatical until early March 2018.  Please check back as we will post new classes as they become available.


Writing Yourself Awake

Saturday March 24, 2018
Sacramento/Carmichael area


Writing Yourself Awake

A Six Week Online Writing Immersion
Friday March 16th - Friday April 27th 2018


Your Authentic Life

A Six Week Self-guided Writing Retreat


Roger is an inspired and inspiring guide in helping others uncover their personal voice and inner narrative. He is like a fine instrument—sensitive, eloquent, and enriching—as he teaches others to learn to listen to the story waiting to be told behind what has happened to them. Through unearthing what is personally true, one touches into what is true for all of us. In the process of learning to attune to and articulate that inner current, one is transformed. It has been a gift to participate in this unique alchemy with him.
Sandra Maitri, author of The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul and The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home
Roger does something very interesting that I have never found in another prose or poetry workshop. He doesn't just help you articulate better what you want to say, he actually helps you articulate those narrative watershed moments that you didn't even know needed to be said. Some works of mine were not just opaque but literally hidden, even from me. That kind of writerly, editorial insight is just invaluable. I find my work has deepened as a result, and has been taken to an entirely new level.
Lisa Robertson, poet and essayist. Her writing has received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train, was nominated for a Best of the Web award, and most recently has been published by Babble, the Apple Valley Review, and the Cancer Poetry Anthology. Prior to reading for Memoir, she was the former editor of the Tonopah Review, a journal of Great Basin poetry and prose
I'm a beginning writer who has worked with Roger for some six months now. When I think of him as a person and as a writing teacher, which I think are one and the same, really, two words come to mind: truth and beauty. Roger has a way of guiding and supporting each student to find their voice and to allow that voice to speak the truth. And because he sees beauty in truth, his feedback, even when he is offering it about something that didn't work, is imbued with an appreciation for the beauty of expression and of the written word. So I find Roger to be at once both encouraging and supportive and kind, and also incisive and sharp in his ability to get right to the heart of the matter.
Roseanne Annoni , teacher of the Diamond Approach
I truly feel fortunate to have attended Roger's writing classes. He is a superb teacher who offers feedback that is clear, perceptive, and deeply wise. He is highly skilled at group facilitation, providing a rich environment for participants to be supportive of one another, and to respond to each other's writing honestly and authentically. Roger models compassion, depth, presence,and authenticity - all qualities that make him a gem of a teacher.
Susanne West, Professor of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and author of Soul Care for Caregivers: How to Help Yourself While Helping Others