Julie Gardner, writer, educator, Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Affiliate and Nationally Certified Life-Legacies Facilitator, has led writing workshops and retreats in the Seattle area for nine years. After a move to Bainbridge Island in 2018, Julie loves offering a safe  and creative space for writing in a beautiful place,

For seven years Julie led a weekly writing group at Mary’s Place, a day center for women who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness. Some of the women’s writings from the group were published in Original Voices: Homeless and Formerly Homeless Women’s Writings.


Six Week Amherst Writers & Artists WritersGathering Series Begins April 24 at

Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network (BARN)


Legacy Work: Introductory Workshop April 26 or July 11 Bainbridge Island Parks & Recreation

 Come learn about legacy work, and try a few legacy writing exercises. Participants will get an idea of what legacy work they unknowingly might already be engaged in or want to consider doing. The goal of legacy work is to share your life, lessons and values with the next generation. Course number: 466166-01



Seattle Monthly Sunday Afternoon WritersGathering Begins in May. Register soon.

A Typical WritersGathering

Legacy Work

Original Voices features a new cover and discussion guide.

Original Voices features a new cover and discussion guide.

Original Voices: Homeless and Formerly Homeless Women’s Writings by the Women of Mary’s Place, edited by Julie Gardner, is on Amazon (paperback and Kindle). When you the gift of Original Voices you are giving a gif to Mary’s Place, empowering homeless women, children and families to reclaim their lives. All book proceeds benefit Mary’s Place.