The Whole Life Center nurtures wholeness in people – wherever they are in life – by offering opportunities for community, healing and inspiration.

Writing Down the Mountain: Finding Your Voice, Sharing Your Story

We all have a mountain of experience from which to draw - and even if we’re not aware of it, those experiences form and shape the stories we tell others and ourselves. Whether or not you’ve ever considered yourself a writer, this 8-week workshop invites you to explore what you have to say and how you say it.  Using our suggested prompt each week, or another topic you have in mind, participants will write up to a two page double-spaced piece and making enough copies for the group, read it aloud for support and constructive feedback. It’s a process that may strengthen your skill as a writer, but perhaps even more significantly, offer a safe and nurturing community for expression and sharing. The 8-week series will culminate with a reader's theater-style performance of one or two pieces you’re willing to share.

Led by co-facilitators Peg Heintzelman and Karlene Edwards. Eight weeks on Tuesday evenings from January 16 - March 6, 2018.  $60 for the series.

Please help us plan by registering in advance. Payments will be received on the first night of class.


Peg Heintzelman is an avid reader, who believes the written word has the power to transform lives. For her, writing has become a natural extension of her love for reading.  She has written daily devotions for sixteen day mission trips, walking meditations, songs, poetry and stories from her life.

Presented By:

Karlene Edwards

At eight years old, Karlene Edwards realized there would never be enough books, so she began volunteering at the McCall Library in Idaho: hence, her 34-year career as a school librarian.  She met her husband in Arizona where she earned degrees in English Literature and Library Science and where the two ultimately settled.  Now retired, she feels compelled to write from the vivid memories of her Idaho childhood, and more recently, from her in-laws’ Verde Valley stories.