Cohort 10 Starts Monday, July 1st

One of our core practices at Foster is our Cohorts. This simple but powerful month-long communal practice helps us deepen into our writing and produce a piece of work that stretches us both as writers and as humans.

In Cohorts, participants explore a question, complexity, or muse that’s alive for them, write from that place, and express something meaningful. As part of the Cohort, they also have access to peer support, Office Hours with professional coaches, and professional editing via the Foster Chrome extension that they can access according to their capacity and desire.

Each Cohort is four weeks long and begins on the first Monday of the month. Cohorts can be engaged at various participation levels with low, mid, or high capacity. The minimum requirement is to join the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which are each 90 minutes long.

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Foster Cohort 10, July 2024

Our Foundations Cohort is an introduction to Foster’s ecology of practices and provides entry-level instruction and containers for:

  • Meditation and mindful writing
  • Somatic experiencing and writing
  • Noticing & naming
  • Peer writing coaching
  • Peer review & revision
  • The concentric circling technique of sharing your work
  • Professional editing
  • Finding the others

Together, these modalities help us write from a more embodied, emotionally-rich place, navigate more directly to truths worth sharing, and move beyond various forms of resistance to publish courageously and find the others. By the end of the one-month journey you’ll be able to practice this ecology on your own, toward truer expressions of creativity and self. You’ll know how to tap into creative flow states on demand, write emotionally-rich prose, and publish in a way that finds other resonant souls online. You'll also receive a Foster Foundations certificate and NFT to signify this baseline training in Foster’s practice.

Who is this for?

  • Writers who want to go deeper into the developmental aspects of their creative practice
  • People who are familiar with these modalities and want guidance “pointing” them at writing and creative art practice
  • Writers and people who want to partake in a collective and community of practice that’s co-owned, co-operated and collectively intelligent to its core

Since Foundations includes extra attention and support for writers new to Foster’s practice, we have only 25 spots available. The next Foundations Cohort will be held in October 2024.

An Ecology of Practices

Throughout the four weeks, writers participate in workshops that encompass mindfulness and somatic experiencing techniques to access our deepest truths as well as instruction in the craft of writing and revision to help us refine our written expression.

  1. Week 1: Be with our deepest questions, complexities and muses. Write about the emotions, thoughts, and ideas we notice arising.
  2. Week 2: Feel into what’s emerging in our body-minds as we ponder our topic. Write about how we feel about what’s arising.
  3. Week 3: Reflect on what we’ve written so far. Share with our peers and editors in Foster and revise as necessary.
  4. Week 4: Attract the resonant others. Express what we’ve written and share it with kindred spirits both inside of the Cohort.

Support Systems in Cohorts

There are four forms of support we offer during the Cohort that are optional for writers who'd like to go deeper into practice.

Writing Circles: These 90 minute containers are our foundational practice at Foster, and each one is an opportunity to share what you’re experiencing in your writing and receive support from peers.

Peer Coaching: You’ll be matched with a partner and led through a powerful peer coaching framework that you can use for breaking through barriers.

Office Hours: Our team of experienced writing coaches will hang out each week in dedicated office hours, available to dive deep into whatever is preventing you from your fullest expression.

Editorial Support: Using the Foster Chrome extension, our collective has over 50+ professional editors waiting to help you on your draft as it evolves. This could be as simple as breaking through the difficulty you’re having tying your piece together, or as open-ended as generating ideas with the help of our collective as your thought partner.

Facilitators for Cohort 10

Join a Foster Cohort

A simple but powerful month-long series of workshops that helps participants deepen their writing practice and produce a piece of work that stretches them both as writers and as humans.

  • Access to Foster Writing Circles, editing network, and community
  • Support from professional coaches and mentors
  • Peer coaching to forge deeper relationships with others
  • Expert-led workshops designed to help you unlock your best writing
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