Mary Ellen is not only a talented poet, but a woman of great spiritual and humanitarian strength who knows how to reach often marginalized students. She's the real thing and brings to the table a way and a presence, a special touch, which I can only term a calling, a gift, a kind of magic. A woman of indisputable mettle with a generous spirit of shared purpose and joint humanity that her writing and her very life embodies.

-Joseph Bathanti, Former NC Poet Laureate

Writing Workshops

Learn to deeply listen and write from the heart. Workshops are a form of self-nurturing, rich sharing, truth seeking, and allowing the nuance of your inner landscape to unfold visibly on the page. No experience is necessary. Whether you are a stay-at-home mother, retired engineer, or combat veteran, there are workshops for you.

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Poetry & Healing

Poetry is the language of our experience, our sacred story. It is the language by which we speak to our heart, and allow our heart to speak back to the world. Poetry creates meaning and beauty from the raw experiences that have made you who you are. 

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Tight on Time and Money?

For as little as $1/month, you can join me on Patreon and receive poems, inspiration, writing prompts, and insights from my teaching. For a little bit more monthly, you can participate on online forums, monthly workshops and get weekly emails.

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Work With Me

"You must ask for what you really want....The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep." (Rumi)

May the doors of your soul widen, and the world rush in to greet you. We can work together through local or remote one-to-one sessions, or by subscribing to my Patreon page. I also teach workshops and conferences which can be found on my events page.