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Sober October Recovery Writing Challenge and Retreat

Do you want to stop drinking? Do you want to write every day? Do you want to celebrate your sobriety in writing? Do you have an addiction story you want to write? Then this 31-day online retreat is for you! 

*Free for members of Recovery Elevator or the Creative Cocoon with Charlotte Dune. 50% off for Healing Hive Members. 

What participants get:

1. Weekly Zoom writing workshops on writing for recovery.

2. Five guest speaker sessions.

3. Access to my online Writer’s Support Group, every Thursday at 8pm EST on Zoom which includes many published authors.

4. A pdf guide and workbook with recovery writing prompts.

5. Optional daily writing assignments

6. A chance to share your recovery story, or just write it down for yourself.

7. A selection of excellent personal essays from published authors on addiction.

8. A sheet to track writing progress and sobriety.

9. A certificate of completion for everyone who completes the challenge.

10. Entry to win a prize draw at the end to win sober goodies.

You can attend as many or as few sessions as you want. Sessions will be recorded, viewable only for the people who registered for this retreat, in case you need to miss a session.


(ALL EVENT LINKS ARE PROVIDED IN THE GUIDE WHEN YOU REGISTER. THIS WILL NOT USE THE CAFE RE LINK.) The complete list of optional writing prompts is also in the guide you will receive.

Sept 29 - See you soon email with instructions and SoberOctober writing tracker to download.

Oct 1- First Day Welcome

Friday, Oct 2- 7:00 PM, EDT — Welcome Sober Writers “Happier Hour.” Bring your mocktails, we will meet and greet and talk about the goals and challenges for the month.

Sunday, Oct 4, 1:00 AM, EDT — First writing workshop on zoom

Monday, Oct 5, 7:00 PM EDT — Guest speaker, Haris Adele, Decoding Your Recovery Story

Thursday, Oct 8, 8PM EDT — Writer’s Support Group on Zoom with other published authors

Saturday, Oct 10, 11 AM EDT — 2nd Writing Workshop on zoom

Sunday, Oct 11, 7 PM EDT — Guest Speaker: author of The Sober Lush, writer Jardine Libaire.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 8:30 AM EDT — Morning Live writing session on zoom

Thursday, Oct 15, 8:00 PM EDT — Writer’s Support Group on Zoom with other published authors

Saturday, Oct 17 - 11:00 AM EDT — 3rd Writer’s Workshop on zoom

Sunday, Oct 18 - 10:00 AM EDT — Spotlight Talk and Recovery Yoga with yoga-for-trauma expert, Lauren Aune. This will be a talk plus a short yoga session.

Tuesday, Oct 20 - 8:00 PM EDT— Writing Alcohol Is Sh!t: The Recovery Writing Journey, with author and Recovery Elevator founder, Paul Churchill

Thursday, Oct 22, 8:00 PM EDT — Writer’s Support Group on Zoom with other published authors

Saturday, Oct 24, 11:00 AM — 4th Writer’s Workshop on zoom

Sunday, Oct 25, 8:00 PM EDT — Burn the Pages special session on zoom

Tuesday, Oct 27, 7:30 PM EDT — I’m Crazy without Yoga, with Restorative Yoga for Mental Health expert, Amy Laskin. This will be a talk plus a short yoga session.

Friday, Oct 30, 7:00 PM EDT — Final meeting. Come in costume! Celebrate and goodbye.

Announce prize winner

Saturday, Oct 31- Send completion certificates in email and congrats to everyone! You made it! Happy Halloween!

Register here: https://gum.co/KlzVh

You must register to get the zoom links, writing assignments, and pdf guide/schedule. 

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