Begins Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022



Like meditation, writing is a practice, and when we stay out of the result and surrender to the process, magic happens. Sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes we get distracted and the thing that is most important takes a backseat to the things that feel most urgent.

Women on the Verge of a Breakthrough is a weekly 2-hour gathering of eight dedicated women who come together to write and share their work in a creative and supportive environment that deepens over time. This is not a workshop to join for a month or two. Women on the Verge is a commitment to your writing. It is your sangha, your dharma, your place to connect, to grow, to take risks, and to soar.

Writers meet once a week live on zoom for stream-of-consciousness writing exercises, sharing of your works-in-progress and one-on-one feedback with your instructor/facilitator, Mary-Beth Manning.


While writers work alone, we need a community to find support and to stay connected. Women on the Verge hosts a group forum where you are able to stay connected to your fellow women in the group on a daily basis.


Each morning you will receive a daily writing prompt in your inbox. You are free to write on the prompt and share it with your fellow writers in the private group forum.


Each workshop ends with the setting of personal and creative goals for the week, so that each writer can stay on task and hold herself accountable to her goals.

"Mary-Beth has an intuitive ability to grasp the strength and profoundness of each story and to gently guide you towards finding your own way to express it."

Adriana Gradziel

CLASS SIZE: This workshop is limited to eight women.

WHEN: Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am (Pacific Time)


COST: $250/month

"There is something about the group process and Mary-Beth's mentorship that my inner muse keeps showing up for. That is testament to her non-judgmental care, guidance and gentle probing, eliciting emotional and creative breakthroughs for all of us! Mary-Beth, you are a gem, helping us polish our own gems! And they’re sparkling!"

Grace Moore

"I highly recommend Mary-Beth Manning. I will be forever grateful for her role in helping my work lift off."

Shaeri Richards

your teacher/facilitator Mary-Beth Manning


Mary-Beth Manning has been a professional actor for over thirty years. Her one-woman-show, Mother, was nominated for Best Solo Performance by LA Weekly, and an official entrant into the New York International Fringe Festival. Mother has run Off-Broadway and at various theaters on both east and west coasts. She holds a B.A. in Dramatic Literature and Theatre Arts from the College of the Holy Cross. She is also a dramaturge for theater productions as well as solo shows.