Peggy Tabor Millin

"Writing nurtures the inner life and transforms the outer world of women writers."
Peggy Tabor Millin - Writer. Mentor. Speaker.

Toward the end of writing her second book,  Peggy Tabor Millin realized she was not writing the book that was hers alone to write.

She started over.

Women, Writing, and Soul-Making: Creativity and the Sacred Feminine eventually emerged as a tangible manifestation of Centered Writing Practice™, the core of Millin 's teaching.  Her experience in writing the book reflected its final content: circular, feminine, and filled with inner knowing.

Centered Writing Practice is a process that meets writers where they are and takes them to the next step. Millin says that by focusing on the process, women "learn to let go of what they think writing should be in order to learn what it is for them. Then they can create beyond what they dreamed possible." Millin gently supports and validates each woman with a nurturing, grounded sense of possibility. "As long as you write, you're a writer," she says.

Peggy founded ClarityWorks in 1996 and developed Centered Writing Practice to explore how writing nurtures inner life and transforms the outer world of the writer.  As her writing groups evolved, she observed how writing shaped the lives of the participants, containing the power to heal, educate, and enlighten at deeper and deeper levels. She noted how the power of story grew, not just in the story alone, but in the sharing of it.

In addition to Women, Writing, and Soul-Making, Millin is the author of training manuals, magazine articles, short stories, poetry, and the nonfiction book, Mary's Way.  She has been the keynote speaker for two regional women's writing conferences and regularly leads workshops for The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Cherokee, NC), the Institute for the Advancement of Service (Alexandria, VA), and Great Tree Zen Temple for Women (Alexander, NC).

"We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace,"a quote from Mary's Way, gained national attention when it caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey. She first read the quote while reviewing Choosing Civility by noted author and Johns Hopkins professor, Dr. P.M. Forni. Since being featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the quote has echoed across the Internet with mentions on various blogs and websites.

Peggy is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and the Story Circle Network.

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Speaking and Teaching

Ms. Millin welcomes inquiries, comments, or requests for workshops and speaking engagements. She is a speaker who inspires her audience with her passion for the power of writing to change lives. Her workshops and retreats are designed for fellow writers, women, professional organizations, healthcare professionals, and spiritual groups.

She tailors her presentation in content and length to meet individual venue needs.  Groups of many sizes can be accommodated.

You may contact Peggy Tabor Millin by email or by calling 828.298.3863.

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... And then there’s Peggy, with her calm and easy presence sharing her wisdom and insights, always supportive, always available when we exude through the experience of putting pen to paper or when we crash in self-doubt with demons wild.

Betsy Fletcher, Washington
A participant in ClarityWorks' retreats and classes, Betsy also receives coaching. Rapid River Magazine published one of her poems in 2005.