The pen to paper and seat-to-seat connection where writing is:

WHO: My Mission is to provide WOMEN a safe and supportive environment in which to find their own voices.

WHAT: The Write Place offers two types of writing groups for women. All ages, levels of experience, and genres are welcome.

Write to Grow focuses on personal growth.
It's an opportunity to:
  • schedule time for yourself
  • develop a deeper sense of yourself through writing
  • learn to trust your mind and your voice
This is a workshop for women interested in self-discovery. Participants write in class from prompts designed to help them explore their inner selves.

Write Now focuses on creative writing.
It's the opportunity to:
  • learn more about the craft of writing
  • gain perspective on your own writing
  • gain confidence in your own voice
This is a workshop following the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method. Judith K. Bingham is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.


Write to Grow
The 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesdays of each month
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Write Now
The 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesdays of each month
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


The Write Place
2611 E. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804
  • 1 mile southwest of Pellissippi Parkway, Exit 14
  • 1.7 miles northeast of the roundabout


Call 865-660-4799 or e-mail

Workshop includes:
  • six sessions
  • The Write Place Journal
  • handouts
  • light refreshments

PRESENTER: Judy Kagley Bingham, M.S.

Native to Blount County, graduate of the University of Tennessee, and veteran classroom teacher, Judy Bingham has been teaching and writing for more than 30 years. She is currently a writer, a reading tutor, and a leader of women's writing workshops at The Write Place.

  • Smoky Mountain Writing Project
  • Governor's Academy for Teachers of Writing
  • James R. Stokely Institute
  • Appalachian Writers' Workshop, Hindman, KY, master classes with Linda Scott DeRosier and George Ella Lyon; Karen Salyer McElmurray and Silas House
  • Write with Pat, Winston-Salem, NC, master class with Pat Schneider
  • Mountain Heritage Literary Festival
  • Tennessee Mountain Writers, won first place award in Writing for Young People
  • Peninsula Recovery Education Center, literacy volunteer, led clients in writing Alphabet Book of Recovery that won a first-place award from the Public Relations Society of America
  • Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua
  • Amherst Writers & Artists Group Leadership Training, Hawley, MA

  • Member:
  • Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
  • Knoxville Writers' Guild
  • AWA Affiliate

  • Publishing Credits:
  • My Reading Journal(s)
  • (Original concept, content and design by JK Bingham, for use by parents and classroom teachers for students preschool to middle school)
  • Tennessee Teacher
  • (Official Journal of the Tennessee Education Association)
  • Learning Magazine
  • (Creative Ideas and Insights for Teachers)
  • Tennessee Educational Leadership
  • (Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • The Round-about
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  • Context
  • (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

    Additional Workshop Presentations:
  • Write Around the Holidays
  • Touching Summer: Especially for Teachers
  • Gratitude: A Refresher Course
  • Cultivating Qualities that Count
  • YWCA Creative Writing Workshop
  • Your Animal Companion,Your Mirror (with Pattie Carney)

  • 865-660-4799

    Last updated February 27, 2013