Circle of Our Circles Retreat


Let us Commune Together for this Coming

Circle of Our Circles Retreat
on Sunday, January 22nd
Eleven until Five PM
Lion’s Club


We will gather together for an afternoon of writing, reading, listening, sharing, storytelling, witnessing, we wondrous, wise, wonder full and winged women writers, for a very special retreat, as we write from and about our lives
(journalling, memoir, autobiography, personal narrative, essays, stories, novels, plays, art)  and experience the power, potency and wisdom of writing for ourselves.

We will be meeting in small circles (with women from other circles)
to write and share and then also gather together in our larger circle
for readings of the writings we brought with us to share.

Bring your journals, of course, and any writing and drawing materials you choose. There will also be time for creating story collages and drawing divinatory cards.

We will have the hours to write, share, lunch, listen deeply, develop intimacy with ourselves and deepen the compassion and connections we feel with one another.

We will be honouring this sacred and utterly necessary process, practice, commitment.

I am very excited for this opportunity for us to gather together,
hoping that most of you will be able to attend.

With much love and anticipation,



New Autumn Memoir Workshop Series ~ Six Wednesdays


New Date to Begin: October 28th

Special Rate: $250

Join a nourishing, tender and supportive circle of women to experience the richness of memoir as we write alone and together. You will be sensitively guided into personal narrative, deep listening, sharing and witnessing as we delve into our own stories and practice the craft of memoir.

Six Wednesdays starting October 28th through December 9th (no class November 11th), from 1:00-3:30pm at the Salt Spring Island Public Library.

Special Rate: $250  (Regularly $300) for six 2.5 hour sessions

To register and for more information, email Wendy (  or call 1.250.653.4286.

Journalling in a Circle of Lesbians: BOLD Conference, September 13, 2015

11th Annual BOLDFest 2015
Bold, Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes!

“Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Lesbians!              

Wendy Judith Cutler, M.A.

In a circle of wise, wild and wonderful lesbians, we will write alone and together, guided into personal writing, deep listening, and sharing to inspire and nourish your own creativity, compassion and connection. We will create a nourishing, respectful and explorative environment to reflect, re-member and record our pasts, honour our truths and gaze into our futures. Bring your self, your journal and the desire to write.

Wendy Judith Cutler is a teacher, writer and lesbian-feminist who has taught Women’s Studies and Writing for more than thirty years. She has been involved in feminist, leftist, social justice and queer politics, community-building and culture for many decades. She is noted in Feminists Who Changed America: 1963-1975 and has had writings in numerous publications. She is co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection (Butterfly Press, 2014). She relishes the opportunity to inspire women to honour the wisdom and power of their own words. 

Her memoir-in-progress is about lesbian feminism in the 1970s entitled Memoir of an Undutiful Daughter.  Wendy lives on Salt Spring Island in BC,  with her lover-girl life partner (of twenty-nine years) and doggie Rosey and kitty Iris (Pippy). This is her first year attending the BOLD conference and she is thrilled.

Join us for a North American Lesbian Weekend!

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Thursday Sept 10 through Sunday Sept 13 

Coast Plaza Hotel 

1763 Comox Street @ Denman Streets, Vancouver

Theme: “She Who Laughs, Lasts”