Hosting Small Group Sessions

My book sessions will not be offered in 2023. This chapter of my play is concluding. Thank you to everyone who participated in one of these many books!

I enjoy hosting group book discussions where we can harvest secret messages together. This is my sign-up page for current offerings.

Currently In Session (Sign-ups closed. Sessions full):
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
The Imaginary World of _______, Keri Smith
Sing Me The Creation, Paul Matthews
Living Color, Natalie Goldberg

Past Sessions:
The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp
The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg
The Artist's Rule, Christine Valters Paintner 
Women Who Run With the Wolves, 
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Wreck This Journal, Keri Smith
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

Testimonials

"Most artsy fun I've had in a while...I am full of gratitude for the inspiration & creativity this group shared. I hope our paths cross again! 

— Sarah
“Thank you Mandy for the discussion, it was a magical way to start the day. My heart feels expanded, my imagination awakened. I want to spend the day veiled in story.”

— Cora
“Thank you again for continuing the book discussion. It has meant more to me lately. This group is very therapeutic for me, so thanks again.”

— William
"Thank you, Mandy, for leading us so creatively, with grace & compassion. You created such a safe space for all of us to freely share & I am so grateful for that.

This was a powerful experience for me & I am thrilled I got to share it with such beautiful, like-minded souls!!"

— Patricia
“It's been a lean reading year so I didn't have many to choose from. This is the standout. I usually re-read this book each year ( it is definitely in the category of This Book Changed my Life)

It has so many life lessons beyond just writing. So many lessons that apply to a creative life in general. This year I had the honor of reading it with @secretmessagesociety which made it all the more magical.”

— Cynthia
“Thanks for hosting The Artist's Way gathering. It sure was fun and productive. You've got such a great spirit and generous way of inviting others to be their best selves. Thank you for your presence and how you put yourself out in the world.”

— Debra
"This group has been so timely for me as I am rewriting my artist statement. You all are really helping me put the things I am passionate about into words. 

I have enjoyed it so much. Mandy, I do hope you have another Monday book club with a book in a similar / same vein. I love our conversations." 


— Heidi
"Please know what a comfort and value your creative offerings are. 

I have so much clarity and peace today. Over and over your secret messages offer insight and direction." 
— Teresa
“I was so deeply moved by our meeting yesterday, moved, inspired, awe-struck, all the other deeper etc's”

— Julie
Secret Message Society