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The mission of Heart. Soul. Pen. is to help participants find their voice on the page and in their lives. Heart. Soul. Pen. provides an experiential journey to explore self-expression through writing, sharing, and nurturing strength-based feedback. Participants leave with a deep sense of worthiness, connectedness, and with simple tools to utilize writing as a pathway to wellbeing, personally and professionally.

-Robin Finn, MPH, MA

Heart. Soul. Pen. Signature Workshops

Custom workshops for retreats, wellness events, organizations, and workplaces available upon request.

Find Your Voice ✍️ 

Transformative Personal Growth✨

Heart. Soul. Pen. offers a transformative writing experience that goes beyond traditional writing workshops. You don’t need to be ‘a writer’ to discover the magic of personal growth and self-discovery through expressive writing. 

Creativity Without Pressure✨

The focus is on the process of radical self-expression, self-care, and authenticity rather than achievement. This approach makes the workshops meaningful for any woman searching for a deeper connection to her voice. 

Writing for Wellbeing 🧘‍♀️ 

Community and Connection✨

Robin creates a safe container where everyone’s story is welcomed and respected. Participants find a deep sense of belonging and create meaningful connections with others along the  journey. It is a radical remedy for loneliness.

Backed by Science✨

Expressive writing leads to increased personal development, self-discovery, stress reduction, and improved coping. Writing and journaling can be important additions to any self-care or healing practice.

    HotWriting™🔥 

    Empowering Self-Expression✨

    Unleashing your truest words, stories, and self-expression around midlife, menopause, and life transitions—without apologizing—allows you to navigate your feelings, take control of your narrative, and feel nurtured in a supportive community.

    Holistic Well-Being✨

    Menopause affects physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Heart. Soul. Pen. integrates writing as a powerful tool for self-discovery and stress reduction and adds to a comprehensive approach to menopausal health.

    No prior writing experience is necessary. All writers, nonwriters, creatives, and searchers are welcome!

    Upcoming Events + Classes

    Heart. Soul. Pen. Women’s Writing Workshop (Online)

    Mondays, April 1  – June 10 (no class April 8 & 22, May 27)
    4-6:30 pm pst/7-9:30 est; 8 weeks on Zoom

    In-class writing, sharing, discussion, and the opportunity to make creative commitments to build a regular writing practice. Writers of all levels, journal writers, searchers, and creatives are welcome. SOLD OUT.

    Heart. Soul. Pen. Women’s Writing Workshop (Live)

    Wednesdays, April 10-June 5 (no class April 24)
    7-9 pm pst; 8 weeks live in North Hollywood

    In-class writing and sharing, discussion, and the opportunity to make creative commitments to build a regular writing practice. Writers of all levels, journal writers, searchers, and creatives are welcome. 

    Hot Writing with HerStories (Online)

    April 14th at 4 pm PST

    Join Robin and HerStories for a Hot Writing session – free.

    Writing Through Parenting Challenges: Author Talk & Writing Workshop (Online)

    April 17th at 4 pm PST 

    Join Robin and CHADD LA for an author talk and writing workshop- free.

     

    Author Talk with Zibby Writers (Online)

    April 29th at 10 am PST 

    Join Robin and Zibby Writers for an author talk.

     

    Book Launch PARTY! (Live)

    May 2nd at 7 pm PST
    BookSoup | West Hollywood

    Join Robin in celebrating the launch of her new book on May 2 at Book Soup in West Hollywood- free.

     

    Heart. Soul. Pen. Writing Workshop (Live)

    May 23rd at 6 pm PST
    Zibby’s Bookshop | Santa Monica

    Join Robin as she ignites your creative spark in a Heart. Soul. Pen. writing workshop at Zibby’s Bookshop.

     

    Heart. Soul. Pen. Literary Reading & Celebration (Live)

    June 6th at 7 pm PST
    Adat Ariel| Los Angeles

    Hosted by Robin Finn, students will read and share their work. Free!

     

    UCLA Publication Party (Live)

    June 7th at 7 pm PST
    Skirball Cultural Center | Los Angeles

    Join the Writers’ Program as instructors read from their recent publications in this annual tradition.

     

    Book Talk (Live)

    June 12th at 7 pm PST
    Private Home| Northern California

    GRoW @ The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Live)

    June 24th
    The Wallis Annenberg Center | Beverly Hills

    Robin is offering a writing workshop as part of the summer arts retreat.

     

    Barnes & Noble, Philadelphia (Live)

    June 26th at 6 pm EST
    Barnes & Noble |
    1708 Chestnut St, Philadelphia 

    Robin will be in conversation with author Jamie Fiore Higgins. 

     

    Camp Isabella Freedman (Live)

    June 29th – July 7th
    Retreat Center | Berkshires

    Robin will be in residence for the week. 

     

    Scarsdale Adult School (Live)

    July 8th at 1 pm EST
    Scarsdale Adult School | Scarsdale, NY

    Robin in discussion about her new book.

     

    Once Upon A Daisy (Live)

    July 11th at 7 pm EST
    Delray Beach, FL

    Join Robin for an evening of Heart. Soul. Pen….and petals!

     

    UCLA Extension Women’s Writing Weekend Workshop (Live)

    July 27-28, On-site UCLA campus

    Robin teaches the Women’s Writing Weekend Workshop as a 2-day intensive that invites writers to find their voice on the page and embrace the worthiness of what they have to share.

     

    Past Events:

    Testimonials…

    The Heart. Soul. Pen. workshops we’ve offered have created connections across demographic and geographic lines among writers of varying experience levels, and inspiring attendees.  Robin’s warm, lighthearted energy and strengths-based feedback encourages everyone to write freely without fear of judgement, and often to continue on the work they create during the workshops.”

    Columbia University Alumni Association of Southern California

    “I thought I hated writing. In less than an hour, Robin turned that around. I got to be creative, I got to laugh, and I got to connect with my colleagues. I even lost track of time. Turns out that writing is fun and it’s for everyone.” 

    –Participant, Marco Polo app

    “In our writing workshop with the wonderful Robin Finn, we wrote about ourselves and our journeys using her prompts and guidance. Many of us shared our writing, and it was an incredibly moving, beautiful and bonding evening. We often express things in writing which we don’t give voice to. This was a powerful opportunity to do that. We will do another one!”

    –Chana Heller, Director Jewish Women’s Initiative, Aish HaTorah

    Midlife is a time of ‘ughs and fabulosities.’ Heart. Soul. Pen. will help women dig deep to rediscover the power of their authentic voice and unleash the inner sparkle that is uniquely their own. Buckle up, it’s time to write and unleash the storyteller within!” 

    —Dr. Sarah Milken, “The Flexible Neurotic” and host of the Midlife Reinvention Podcast

    “Robin is amazing! I never realized how writing could play such an important part of self-expression. Her exercises were thoughtful, and her insight was inspiring. Everyone in the group loved it – including me! We will definitely be doing this again.”

    Corey Spiegel, Founder of FindYourLightHouse.org

    “How many writing instructors have written a NYT personal essay that went viral?  Enter, Robin Finn. She has a gift for instilling confidence and helping you recognize the power of your words.  For anyone feeling creatively stuck, Robin’s clever writing prompts and thoughtful insights remind you that to write is to play.” 

    –Katherine Chang, Writer/Producer of Hallmark’s A Brush with Love, President of Columbia University Entertainment

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