Past Events/Presentations

  • Reading, The Writer’s Showcase, Old Brick Theatre, June 2018
  • Pennsylvania Writers Conference 2018, Wilkes University
  • HippoCamp 2017, “Maybe, Perhaps, Possibly: Using Speculation in Creative Nonfiction”
  • Pennsylvania Writers Conference 2016, Speculation in Creative Nonfiction
  • HippoCamp 2015, “Writing Our Grief”

Past Retreats/Classes

  • Getting Past The Gate: Entering the Heart of Your Memoir, Feb. 17-March 23, 2019
  • Healing Through Our Stories: A writing and storytelling retreat –June 23, 24 and 25, 2017. To view a recap of this retreat, please click here.

Read what one of my workshop participants says about attending one of my retreats:

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the “Healing Through Our Stories” retreat as a workshop participant. Vicki is a gifted facilitator. Above and beyond her breadth of knowledge— including formal training in creative writing, life experience, and the deep curiosity of any marvelous teacher— she is able to both create and hold safe space for participants engaged in writing and speaking about charged emotional experiences. She is keenly aware of the vulnerability in expressing difficult stories, allowing each participant, in their own time, to share and be heard. She also knows how to gently invite participants to enter further into memories and experiences  still ripe for mining. She allows community to develop and it does, under her leadership and talent. At the core of her classes, workshops, and retreats, is Vicki’s thoughtful and kind self. She invites all of us to join her in being thoughtful, kind, vulnerable, and beautifully authentic. She invites us all to our voice and, as a result, to be heard and to heal. — Virginia Grove