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Interactive Writing Workshop

We Can Write Hard Things with Cindy Eastman


WEBINAR DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 2pm - 4pm ET

DURATION:  2 Hours

LOCATION:  Live webinar via Zoom

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Glennon Doyle has told us we can “do hard things” but writing about them can help us make meaning from them. The challenges that come our way often strike out of the blue when we haven’t had time to prepare ourselves. We manage the best we can, often taking care of others before we take care of ourselves.

This workshop is designed to be interactive and is facilitated to allow writers to take some time to reflect on personal tragedies through writing as a way to explore their own individual paths through difficult times. This is accomplished through writing to specific prompts and sharing the responses (optional). There will be 2-3 10-minute personal writing times during the workshop and time to share (or not) afterwards. There will also a 10-15-minute Q&A time and a closing activity.

This Zoom webinar will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024, 2pm - 4pm ET. The webinar can be viewed on a tablet, phone, or computer (both Mac and PC).


I attended a memoir writing workshop that Cindy Eastman was the facilitator. Besides being a tremendously talented writer herself, of many genres, Cindy is an outstanding instructor/teacher, willingly becoming vulnerable sharing her love of the written word. She challenges you with insightful observations, self-revealing questionnaires and always applauds and encourages your efforts of written expression. ~ Peggy DiVito

Cindy’s workshops allow a writer to dive right in and get to work, while also sharing great tips tailored to the people in the group. Her knowledge and experience bring an incredible level of support to me and my writing journey. I recently attended her retreat, “A Day of Her Own,” and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a very long time. She provided comfortable spaces and encouragement for women to give themselves time to write. I was productive and felt so well-supported by the women who came together that day. We all left begging for another event like it. ~ Sara Hall

Over several years, I have taken and enjoyed a number of writing classes with Cindy Eastman. She is a supportive and encouraging teacher. She shares interesting and varied prompts, genres, and ideas with each of her classes. It is a delight to spend time with and to learn from Cindy. She instills in each of her students a sense of the beauty and power of words! ~ Catherine Capuano

Although I have participated in several writing workshops over the years, I have often felt reluctant to read my writing aloud. However, I have never felt hesitant to read in Cindy’s workshops. She is very supportive and non-judgmental. ~ Betty R.


Class: We Can Write About Hard Things

Duration: 2 Hours

Workshop goal:

Learning about and integrating the benefits of writing through difficult times.

Topics include:

  • The language of loss.
  • What are the stories we need to share?
  • How do we deal with others.
  • Are we giving ourselves enough time?
  • Understanding the process of writing through pain.
  • Making meaning of the unknown.
  • It’s okay to laugh sometimes.

Materials Needed:

Internet access, writing supplies.


Cindy Eastman

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:  Cindy Eastman is an award-winning author whose first book, a collection of essays entitled Flip-Flops After 50: And Other Thoughts On Aging I Remembered To Write Down was published by She Writes Press. She has taught writing classes to students between the ages of 5 and 85 and is the creator of the Writual writing program and the “Day of Her Own” women’s writing retreat. She has presented nationally at the Story Circle Network Women’s Writing Conference in Austin, Texas and is a contributor to several anthologies including two of the Fast Women series edited by Gina Barreca. Her next book, True Confessions of an Ambivalent Caregiver will be published in August 2024.

Cindy has a master’s degree in education and teaches English at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Read additional essays at and find her on Facebook @CLEastmanAuthor and Instagram @cindyeastman.


COST:  $40, which includes a 2-hour webinar and a safe space to explore your writing.

BUY NOW: HOW TO WRITE ABOUT HARD THINGS with Cindy Eastman (Thursday, April 25, 2024, 2am - 4pm ET) Limit: 20 students. Early registration is recommended.

This class is now closed for registratons. Please check out our current list of classes here.

For Webinar on 4/25/2024

Notes:  Upon successful completion of payment, your name, email address, and contact info will be submitted to your instructor. Just before class begins, she will e-mail you with instructions on how to get started.

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