October 14th-16th

Program Cost:


Notes on Fee:

This fee covers the program, meals, and your choice of basic housing.

For details on basic housing, housing upgrades, additional nights, or shuttle service, please review this registration form, refer to Rowe’s website, or contact the office.

If you are a member, please log into your account to register with special members-only pricing.

About The Program

Check out Mark Matousek’s free recorded program, Making the Shadow Conscious: A One-Hour Workshop with Mark Matousek; his article, The Fiction of Being: Looking for the Untold Story; and his video, How Do You Live?


Challenging the story you tell yourself – about who you are, who you’re not, what you want, and what really matters – has the power to radically improve your life

Each of us has an untold story. Underneath the persona you show the world lies a hidden narrative you may not be aware of, or one that you deny altogether. When you explore this unrevealed story, and reveal the whole truth about your experience, you come to see the mythic dimension of your personal struggles and discover answers to questions that have eluded you. You begin to hear and access the powerful, authentic voice that has always been inside you.

In this transformative workshop, Mark will guide you on a step-by-step journey into your own interior, using his Writing To Awaken method. You will explore profound, targeted questions designed to reveal, engage, and challenge your untold story in a safe, intimate, and supportive setting. Our time together will also include group sharing, inspirational readings, and one-on-one work with him.

Through this process, you’ll discover the transformative power of telling the truth, and the power of writing as a path of self-discovery. A wealth of scientific research shows that a regular writing practice improves physical, mental, and emotional health in dramatic ways. Writing to Awaken has helped countless people around the world reach their creative and spiritual goals.

What You Will Gain:

Increased insight, mindfulness, and capacity for truth-telling

Understanding of the role and purpose of memoir and spiritual autobiography

Clarity of purpose and personal meaning

Deepened connection with your wisdom voice and the internal witness

Identification of personal artistic and personal strengths and areas for improvement

Improved writing technique, narrative skill, language use, and descriptive ability

Understanding of the writer’s path as it feeds, and is fed by, spiritual seeking

Comfort with your personal shadow and the gifts it contains


Who Should Take This Workshop:

Memoir Writers: This workshop provides memoir writers with rich new material to deepen their work, increase the truthfulness of their writing, and reveal the hidden story driving their personal narrative.

Writing Enthusiasts and Journal Keepers: Use writing in a whole new way. This method of expressive writing is proven to bring clarity and understanding to your practice.

Non-writers: Although we use writing for self-discovery, you do not have to be a writer to reap the benefits of Writing to Awaken. All that you need is curiosity, candor, and a desire for authenticity.

Meet the Presenter

Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek, M.A. is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on transformative writing for personal, professional, and spiritual development. He is the founder of The Seekers Forum, an online community for writing and self-inquiry, as well as the author of eight books including Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life, When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of LivingSex Death Enlightenment (an international bestseller), and Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery. A featured blogger for PsychologyToday.com, he has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including the New YorkerDetailsHarper’s Bazaar, The Chicago Tribune, O: The Oprah Magazine, and many others. A MacDowell Fellow and graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he is a founding member of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls.