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Writer's Circle: How To Write A Gratitude Letter With Melanie Vetter

A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support! 

Keep your writing projects in focus by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After each gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

In November, we are excited to have transformative writing coach Melanie Vetter teaching a how to write love and gratitude letter workshop.

It’s easy to put off writing your deep thoughts and feelings. You’re busy. You worry about saying the right thing or how to say what you really feel. You mean to do it, but you just keep putting it off.

Sharing your love, gratitude, hopes and dreams shouldn’t be hard

You’re a great friend, sister, brother, daughter, son, mentor or parent and you want to share the feelings in your heart for the people you care about. You worry that the people who matter don’t really know how you feel and you want them to know.

You have stories and wisdom, hopes, dreams, love and gratitude to share with someone special. But you struggle for a great way to tell them – a way that they will hear, and also feel, all your love and gratitude.

Gratitude letters are a wonderful way to share your love and gratitude in a way that feels good for the reader and you.

Melanie will guide you through how to write one and how it can deepen your connection with a friend or a loved one during this special lunchtime workshop in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

The Writer's Circle is facilitated by Hivery Member, Thais Derich. Thais Derich's memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews' 2017 Book of the Year Award. Second Chance was also a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s Baby Anthology. Thais is an international writer and public speaker on "Being the Hero of Your Life" and "Seeing Invisible Choices" in childbirth and beyond! She is also the founder of the "Write Your Impact" book program.

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

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The Writer’s Circle is one of The Hivery's monthly member events. Mark your calendar for the second Thursday of each month from 12:30-1:45pm to join this program.

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About Melanie Vetter


Melanie Vetter is a transformative writing coach and storyteller helping you connect with your children and the other special people in your life. Melanie explains: “You want your kids to be resilient, confident and kind and feel loved. You want your relationships with the people who matter to you to be close and connected. I help you write meaningful stories and letters to guide your kids and share love, gratitude and hopes and dreams with the people you care about, building deeper trust and connections and stronger relationships. I am so grateful that I am able to help my clients build the relationships they dream of with their kids and loved ones, and create the family and relationships they deeply desire”. You can find out more about Melanie and her company Wellfleet Circle here.


"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 


Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS winner of the 2017 Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction; Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016; Kaitlin Solimine author of EMPIRE OF GLASS short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize; Jill Dodd, author of The Currency of Love, and Victoria Piontek, literary associate and author of The Spirit Of Cattail County.