Writing Workshops


New in the Fall 2014 Season: Mobile Writing Workshops
We're bringing the writers guild to you at your community group or church. 


Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild Presents 

Write Your Story 
Writing Workshops 

Instructor – Michelle Rayburn 


Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild (WWCWG) invites you to consider hosting a half-day writing workshop for community group or your congregation at your ministry location. We will bring the instructor(s) and all of the resources needed to help your aspiring writers learn the craft of writing well.

“Write Your Story” is a three-hour hands-on workshop packed with practical writing instruction for those who want to write personal memoir. Participants will learn how write to their stories using creative storytelling techniques, including dialogue, word illustrations, and humor.

The cost to host a seminar is $35 per person with a minimum of 10 participants. All instructional materials and handouts are included in the cost. All you have to do is provide a location, and, if you desire some simple refreshments.

A “Write Your Story” seminar is perfect for anyone who wants to:
  • tell about an experience or event that happened to them. 
  • write a personal memoir for their family. 
  • explore the possibility of writing for publication. 

SCHEDULE (Choose whichever works best for you)

Morning Workshops 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Afternoon Workshops 1:00-4:00 pm

Evening Workshops 6:00-9:00 p.m


About your instructor:

Michelle Rayburn is a speaker, freelance writer and a musician with a passion for helping people connect the dots between faith, creativity and everyday life. Drawing on her ministry experience, her creative hobbies and her previous work as a registered nurse, she helps others discover the joy of finding God in everyday life.

Michelle is the author of The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: When God Turns Trash to Treasure (2013). Her writing has also appeared in the Christian Communicator, Focus on the Family, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Vista, Queen of the Castle Magazine and more, and she has written several Bible studies for ChristianBibleStudies.com. She offers freelance editing and communication services for other clients. Michelle is president of the Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild (WWCWG) in Eau Claire, Wis. She also teaches at writers conferences and coaches other writers through the jungle of social media and blogging.

Michelle has her MA in Ministry Leadership with a counseling emphasis from Crown College. She has been married to her husband Phil for 24 years. They have two college-aged sons. Their family serves in ministry at a Bible camp in north central Wisconsin.

How to register:

To inquire about hosting a workshop, Contact Michelle here, and include "Write Your Story Workshop" in the subject line. Or, contact Michelle at 715-382-6030 (mobile). The group coordinator earns free tuition to the workshop.