I work with spirited, heart-centered people who feel blocked or stuck in their creative expression and in living the life they dream of.

I help you to powerfully unleash your creativity and unique gifts and follow a heart path to actually have your dreams come true. I help you to co-create a life of passion, possibility and deep play.

freedom to write testimonials

"Maxima! I wanted to say Thank YOU for your lovely shepherding of our sensitive writer souls. . .somehow, just that sweet couple of hours has ignited my writer self once again, after a very long hiatus." -Barbara

"I loved the experience of discovery, of new writing and new perspectives unfurling naturally like the opening of a flower, not following a plan or prescription, which is where I always get stuck, but instead allowing the work to write itself, because it's been there all along, waiting for the pen to outline its form. I also loved the support of the community-writing with others by my side is a much more nourishing experience than writing alone." -Kristen

"I love feeling the freedom to write and read what I had written. The collective voices I heard were amazing-each telling their own story with reflections of what they are as a person....Take it to free up your inner voice and grease the paper with that rusty ballpoint!" -Justine

"It has opened a window to myself-to expression, to connect again to the voice that speaks to me and wants to be known and heard through language on paper-and ever so much more. Totally loved it!" -Anonymous

"Sometimes, Max, I think of you as a wizard or a wandering minstrel-muse, playing with words rather than strumming a lute. You lift veils from my eyes, you unplug my ears so I can listen more clearly. Though my gait is often unsteady, I feel safe with your experiments. Thank you. Thank you." -Anonymous


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Creative Writing Workshop

Generate powerful writing, blast through writer’s block,

and blossom as a writer.

Every one of us has a poet, a storyteller, a voice within us needing to be heard. Remarkable writing occurs when we pay attention to that voice and develop it in a supportive setting.

Open to writers in all genres and at all levels of experience, we write together and share our writing in a supportive and highly stimulating environment, delving into the art and craft of writing well.

This approach is profoundly effective for cultivating our authentic voice and freeing our muse, for all sorts of writing—from poetry to screenplays, memoir to fiction, from writing as healing to writing for publication, from beginners to experienced writers.

* If you have a story, poem, or words inside you and need support to get them onto the page…

* If you want to develop your authentic voice and take your writing to the next level…

* If you love to write but struggle to make time for it…

* If you need new inspiration, momentum and creative community…
                               This is for you!

You can join us for this class live at my home in Grass Valley

OR you can join the live class via conference call (and/or Skype, if you have it) from anywhere in the world.

8 Weeks • Mondays • 4:00 - 6:30 pm

October 6 - December 1 (no session on Nov 24) • $347

Join Us Now and Free the Writer Within!

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You can also pay in two monthly installments of $175 each. Click here for this option.

For more information: call Maxima (530) 263-9780 or max [at] maximakahn.com

*Deposits are non-refundable. If you attend the classes and decide before the start of the third class that it is not for you, you will be refunded your full payment less $100 processing fee.

About Maxima Kahn

Maxima Kahn is a writer of poetry, fiction and essays. She has taught workshops on writing, creative process and creative dance since 2004.

Her popular courses in creative writing, creative dance and the creative process, including The Artist’s Way, have helped hundreds of people to free themselves from creative blocks and inhibitions and realize their life dreams. She also works with bold, spirited people individually and in groups, giving them the tools and steps to listen to their own heart’s guidance and co-create with Life to actually have their heart-felt dreams come true. 

Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Westview, Eclipse, Borderlands, The Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Poem, Rattlesnake Review, Hardpan, Leftview, Spillway, the Nevada County Poetry Series Anthology, and elsewhere. She is a featured reader at literary events and formerly taught creative writing at the University of California, Davis Extension. 

Maxima is an award-winning composer and an avant-garde violinist, having performed with such groups as the Relentless Compassion Orchestra, the Tiny Monsters, and Sawbones. As a dancer, her primary love is Contact Improvisation, which she taught for many years. She brings this deep body-intelligence and awareness to all of her teaching. 

Maxima believes we each come to this life with unique gifts we are here to share and that the world needs. In the giving of these gifts, we find a life that is rich, joyful and deeply fulfilling. Maxima calls these gifts “your unique brilliance.” She helps her students to find and cultivate these gifts in ways that bring them the greatest joy and meaning.