I’ve been offering in-person workshops since 2013 in my beautiful mountain city of Asheville, NC. My deepest gratitude goes out to the many students I’ve had over the years, who have helped me develop Writing from the Top of Your Head into a truly transformative experience.

In order to make my work accessible to more and more people, I’m focusing my efforts on my online offerings and retreats, but I still offer occasional classes in the Asheville area as well as specialty online writing salons. Scroll down for latest news, and feel free to contact me for more information.

Listen to a typically loud and lively audio testimonial from one of Nina’s in-person classes. Unabashed glee, community, and creativity go together….


~Next LIVE in Asheville 6-week Writing from the Top of Your Head workshop will be held at Purple Crayon - an art space for women.

Dates: January 9 - February 13th, 2020, Thursday nights - 6:30-9 pm

More more information and to register go to:

~Next 4-week ONLINE Writing from the Top of Your Head WRITING SALON series meets Mondays 7- 9pm EST via ZOOM

Dates: November 11th, November 18th, November 25th, (skip December 2nd) December 9th, 2019

A 4-week mini-Schoolhouse adventure! Having a hard time getting started with your writing or creativity? In these 4 salons you’ll get a taste of the full schoolhouse. Learn power-filled coaching tools and go on writing adventures that are strategically designed to burst through creative obstacles. Read aloud and receive positive-only, supportive feedback.

You’ll learn so much in these 4-weeks, I promise! And it will all be SO much FUN! Cause writing shouldn’t be a stuffy academic classroom exercise. It can be a place of open-mouthed surprise, an amusement park ride, a brave quest into the unknown that brings up buried treasures…

  1. Week one: Ease perfectionism with the use of the coaching tool of “small and crappy.” You don’t have to write with the inner critic hanging over your pen!

2. Week two: Free Creative Flow. Learn to “seduce the muse,” “open the top of your head,” raise your creative antennae, and clear the rust from your pipes so you can write with freedom.

3. Week three: Just Be You. Being YOU is your most important tool as an artist! Experience really cool prompts that will help you trust your inner imagery and develop your own “personal image bank,” so you burst through fears that keep you from even getting started.

4. Week four: Playfully Play with Playful Structures. Experiment with alternative structures. There’s more than one way to tell and write a story. Playful structures help you get out of your thinking mind so you can surprise yourself and birth a whole new kind of WOW - written material.

SPECIAL PRICE only $180 (Mini Salon prices will go up in 2020!) 

For questions and to register contact Nina here:

Curious about in-person workshops or online salons?

Writing From the Top of Your Head is…

A magical space where we bring out our swords and eradicate our self-judgment.
A place where my adolescent self gets to meet my adult brain.
Everybody has such a personality and style and the more you hear their work the more respect you have for them….
I get to go to Goofball Island, and it’s not a place I get to go very often in my everyday life….