Happy New Year
Welcome to your storyspace

2020 Offerings from
Faraway is Close/Shebana Coelho
The workshops/sessions I facilitate mix writing, metaphor, movement, dance, visualizations and invite the softest, kindest, wildest creative self to come out and play in their own true light.
This, for me, has been a process of decolonizing, celebrating what is indigenous to my spirit and my hope is to share that liberating process in a way that illuminates your journey
so you - we - all of us - live our brightest light in
a network of resonance and healing.
write * journey * embody
a seven day writing adventure in a magic mountain town in southern Spain
June 1 to 7, 2020
Capileira, Granada
What will emerge when you give yourself the gift of a retreat to evoke la naturaleza dentro – your true nature - earth wind fire water and ether –and embody the encounter in writing and movement? 
** 4 spots remaining ** (max. 10 participants)
Early Bird Discount- Register by March 10

If you can’t go this time or prefer other dates, please be in touch or sign up for our advance notice email list. We may do one more session this summer.

*step into your story*
– a special package of guided sessions for 3 months to
jumpstart your writing/creativity projects in 2020.

I’d love to work with you to manifest your memoir, fiction, metaphor, hybrid writing, solo performance – or any creative project that is calling you. I've found that often, when you open up your stories to another nurturing point of view, unexpected insights and pathways can illuminate
the storyspace  
Give yourself the gift of exploring the garden, lit with sun and shade,
where your resonant visions live and write them, speak them, move with them, manifest their mystery.
This 3 month package features
  • 3 hour-long individual sessions with me in person (in the Santa Fe area) or via Skype
  • nurturing responses to your work
  • receive inspiring emails + audio messages once a month (for 3 months) -
all to catalyze your creativity/writing projects in 2020
so you start the new year by stepping
brightly into your storyspace

Fee $345 usd

Please contact me at writeoutloud13@gmail.com with any questions
Contact: writeoutloud13@gmail.com / cell 609 651 5840

Proceeds from sessions purchased by January 14, 2020
will help me to offer free creativity workshops and mentoring to communities in American Samoa. Read more about the project here (scroll down)


Read TESTIMONIALS here and here from folks
who have worked with me as a story consultant and workshop participants 

*write - one on one*
private, individual, guided writing sessions 
prompts * triggers * flights of fancies * thoughtful responses *concept editing
to generate new work, edit older pieces.
Sliding scale – contact me for rates

virtual workshops
recorded versions of workshops that you can do at home
These are recorded versions of two workshops I offered last year. 
I’ve recorded them as audio sessions that guide you with prompts, visualizations, writing exercises and there are links to other readings, writings, music, video.

After purchase, you'll receive an email from me with a link to a Dropbox folder (you don’t need to have Dropbox to access it) with all the audio and pdf files.

Download and then
Listen, savor, write - at home, at your own pace, your own time,
and whenever you’re done, email me a few samples your writing
and I'll respond with a brief email.

(p.s: please don't upload the audio files to social media – thank you)

Gratitude in Metaphor and Movement: 2 sessions/audio files - $60 usd
write and embody prose and lyric
squares of sufficiency, of thanks
Faraway is Close Mongolia –
4 sessions/audio files - $80 usd
Create from the encounter with stories and songs of MONGOLIA and other faraways..

featuring recordings and stories from my year on the steppes of Mongolia – and the city too!
cross cultural encounters in metaphor and movement to awaken the
stories under the skin,
indigenous to each of us,
the stories only we can tell. 
SHEBANA COELHO is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, originally from India, who has conducted Faraway is Close cross-cultural creativity workshops in New Mexico, Hawaii, Mongolia and American Samoa. She received a Fiction Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Fulbright to Mongolia. Her stories, poems and articles have been published in US and international journals and her multimedia documentaries have been broadcast on BBC Radio Four, Public Television (PBS), and the Discovery Channel among others. She is currently developing and touring a solo play, The Good Manners of Colonized Subjects. Read more at shebanacoelho.com