Writer's Workshop

Susan Barr-Toman,

Session 3 Leader


SESSION 3: Creating Your Writing Space: Mindfulness for Writers  


Thoreau escaped to a secluded pond for two years. Woolf had a room of her own.


Writers need time and space to create, but most of us are overscheduled and can’t get away for reflection and solitude. We don’t have a peaceful place to call our own.


Give yourself this time to learn how mindfulness meditation can give you the tools to create your own sacred space where you can quiet the noise and access your unique creativity no matter where you are or how much time you have.



Susan Barr-Toman develops and leads Mindful Writing workshops and retreats, in which participants connect with their creativity through meditation, writing exercises, and sharing. For the past few years, she has taught Mindful Writing workshops and retreats for the Penn Program for Mindfulness.


For over a decade, she has taught creative writing through her workshops, as well as undergraduate and graduate classes at Temple University and Rosemont College. Susan holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.


She is the author of the novel When Love Was Clean Underwear, and with her sister artist Sarah Barr, the children’s picture book Mary Mulgrew, What Did You Do? A Pushcart nominee, her work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Literary Mama among others. 

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