“Vicki combines her superb writing talents and creative insights with her capacity to encourage participants to ‘dig deep’ to uncover authenticity and truth in their writing.
I highly recommend her writing retreats and workshops.”

- Sharon McCarthy, workshop attendee 2017 and 2019



Book Launch, “Growing Up On The Gridiron” -- September 2020 dates TBA

Past Appearances

Reading, The Writer’s Showcase, Old Brick Theatre, June 2018

Pennsylvania Writers Conference 2018, Wilkes University, Panel, “Research for Creative Writing”

HippoCamp 2018, Session Presenter: “Maybe, Perhaps, Possibly: Using Speculation in Creative Nonfiction”

Pennsylvania Writers Conference 2017, Wilkes University, Session Presenter: Speculation in Creative Nonfiction

HippoCamp 2015, Session Presenter: “Writing Our Grief”

Workshops and Retreats

Words In the Sand 2021 – Date TBA

Vicki and poet Dawn Leas (aka The Hammock Writer) will return to Ocean Grove, N.J., to lead writers through a laid-back weekend of creative writing prompts and personal exploration at the Jersey shore.

Past Workshops and Retreats

Words In The Sand 2019

September 13-15, 2019
Ocean Park Inn, Ocean Grove, N.J.

Going Past the Gate: Entering the Heart of Your Memoir

Online memoir workshop
Feb. 17-March 23, 2019

Memoir Workshop

Pennwriters, Inc., July 2018

Words In The Sand 2018

September 16-26, 2018
Ocean Park Inn, Ocean Grove, N.J.

"Life Stories:" A Memoir Workshop

October 2018
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, Pa.

Healing Through Our Stories: A writing and storytelling retreat

Back Mountain Library, March-April 2017

Memoir Workshop

June 23-25, 2017
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, Bangor, Pa.

Noncredit memoir and nonfiction community workshops

Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing, multiple sessions, 2013-2019

Ocean Grove boardwalk

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