Welcome to Writing Alchemy
Workshops with Victoria Erickson.

I have a very strong pull to create magic. It’s been in my blood since the day I was born when I learned what creation meant. To me, to create means to pull different threads of several things together to create something new.

Using writing as a medium meant pulling from different imagery, experience or memory in the imagination or outer world to form a new story, and then to breathe it into existence on the page, the way different colors form a new mosaic. My workshops themselves operate in the very same way.

I gather groups of amazing folks in inspiring destinations to play, activate all senses, and unleash blocks that might interfere with writing ability. My technique is a combination of intuitive and experienced writing knowledge, energy work, and an intense sensitivity to the body, and what it desires to say. Every workshop will have a different theme. Every workshop will tell a new story. Every workshop will be beautifully life altering.

My writing workshops are actually
just another form of storytelling.
They are a call to dreams.
They are an invitation to go deeper.
They are a held, safe container.
They are a place to learn, feel, listen and experience.

And best of all, you do not already have to be a writer to attend my workshops because I can help you become a writer, and also, because they are not just about writing.  
They are the place where together, we’ll tell our stories, let down our guards and truly connect from the heart and core to remember and reclaim the true essence of life.
They are also the place where we’ll co-create a new world.

An alchemic, magical one.

I have also developed and cultivated an international tribe of writers from all past workshops and retreats in an online private community so you’ll have the feeling of home and support long after my events.
Denver Alchemy

Testimonials

“Thank you for pulling so many poems out of my belly. You are an alchemical linguist, a soul spelunking storyteller, a force of nature. You have made magic of the desert.”

- Erin Merelli  from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas
“What a transformative time. After too many years of blocking and hiding from flow, I began the journey back to remembering. Thank you to the marfa tribe for being my guides to a more expressive, connected, and open version of myself. I am truly grateful and inspired. Victoria, I have never experienced anything like your alchemy. Thank you for being my guide, and holding such belief in all of us who are pulled to you, to your gift, your energy, your genius! Looking forward to more, much more!”

- Kimberly Caldwell  from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas

“The desert was such a dream. Writing under the moon in such a magical space that channels nature’s creative flow right through you is sacred. The inspiration and growth I’ve received from sharing and creating with such raw beautiful souls this weekend is more than I could’ve asked for. Until our paths align again.”

- Kathrynn Hensley  from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas
“Victoria Erickson it was magical! You’re more than just a great writer and teacher- you have a contagious spirit that brings out the best in everyone around you. I left Marfa a better person.”

- Dean Balding Baxter from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas
“If you have had an ache, a stirring to put your stories of your soul onto paper, Victoria Erickson leads the most amazing workshops. She has helped me find the fire and ways to release it into words, opening me in every zoom and in person workshop. Once you find this flow, you can write in most magical pieces in 4-5 minutes.”

- Sarah Bowers from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas

“I’m so fortunate to have been able to share time and space with each of you. To have the opportunity to flow with like minded people. I will forever be grateful. Everyone has left an impression on my heart. Stay beautiful.”

- Julia Robinson from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas
“Loved being able to be there, such magic and beautiful souls all in one spot, a dream come true.”

- Crystal Wood from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas
“All the feelings. It was so beautiful to see the community you’ve built.”

- Lillie Duncan from Writing with the Moon with Victoria Erickson in Marfa, Texas

“Victoria has the ability to help you to summon your muse from the depths of your soul and cellular memory so that you write from your body to move people from the heart. She’s a powerful coach and mentor and I highly recommend her. Her workshops have changed my whole outlook on how I write - it’s all energy and she knows how to tap into the frequency of the heart.”

- Trinidad de Luz
“A group of strangers came together this weekend to write, but something much bigger happened. A tribe was born. A bow of gratitude and (soul)recognition to Victoria Erickson, who summoned these magical humans from across the US, with the craft of her language, which I know is connected directly to God.”

- Erin Merelli from Writing Alchemy words & the west with Victoria Erickson in Denver, Colorado
“I found God in these moments. Tears naturally flowed upon entering this space. I am home. This is home -- surrounded and embraced by sensitive souls who have a burning desire to create, to share, to love. With all of the losses I have endured in this lifetime, I have gained so much more.”

-Sarah Bowers from Writing Alchemy words & the west with Victoria Erickson in Denver, Colorado
“We had a beautiful soul take over our grand Lumber Baron this weekend. Her name is Victoria Erickson and she held a writing alchemy retreat. Some amazing people flocked to her from around the country and I got to witness a tribe in the making. It was beautiful.”

-Elaine Britten Bryant
“I have always found writing to be healing. Victoria Erickson helped me to understand the extent of healing that can occur with pen to paper and using the voice. Now, I am using writing as a healing tool in therapy. My clients amaze me with the healing they are doing.”

- Angel Nelson from Wanderjourneys Peru creative writing & yoga retreat
“So... in retrospect I have come to realize that the Writing Alchemy Weekend was my personal "Columbus Day" I embraced my impending journey and sailed courageously towards the brand new sunrise only to discover my true self.”

- Mark Kennedy from Writing Alchemy words & the west with Victoria Erickson in Denver, Colorado
“What a precious day of living from the stream of creative overflow. Slowing down to revel in meeting & experiencing the profound depth of Victoria Erickson. Pausing to feel the joy emerging from writing & circling with writers, kindred spirits speaking, listening, holding sacred space to invite hearts to crack open & unearth the reverent beauty of stories we all innately hold.”

- Meredith Kingsley Swim from Writing Alchemy words & the west with Victoria Erickson in Denver, Colorado
"It's always such a sweet surprise when artists live up to their artistry! Thank you again, Victoria, for a challenging, inspiring, expansive, and wonderful experience. You are a gem in what often feels like a treasure less realm. Looking forward to our souls converging again in the future."

- April Rose from Writing From the Roots with Victoria Erickson in Austin, Texas
"Colorado burst with a vibrancy of color and soulful warriors this weekend. I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Denver for a writing alchemy retreat that was led by Victoria Erickson at the Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens. The flow of energy and connections shared with each individual has made my heart burst with love and gratitude. I left inspired with my soul reinvigorated. Bravery, vulnerability and raw truth outpoured from each beautiful soul. It was incredibly special to witness the courage and fierceness of the written word erupt from the pages that bared the flow and stream of conscious thoughts.”

- Jori Frances Smith from Writing Alchemy words & the west with Victoria Erickson in Denver, Colorado
“Traveling back to the states with the word, “unfuckwithable” in mind after such an amazing adventure in Peru with my wonderful new friends. I’m so at peace and in touch with myself, nothing negative can bother me.”

- Alexis Ann from Wanderjourneys Peru creative writing and yoga retreat
"Victoria, for a challenging, inspiring, expansive, and wonderful experience. You are a gem in what often feels like a treasure less realm. Looking forward to our souls converging again in the future."

- April Rose from Writing From the Roots with Victoria Erickson in Austin, Texas
“ My heart wells up with joy from this adventure. I know that no matter how many pictures I show or stories I tell of this retreat, others will not be able to grasp the magic of this place. This time. This love. But knowing I am using capitalism simply to catapult me to a time and a place in the future where I am living out the fairytale every day makes going to sleep and waking up to an 8-5 a little easier. I'll never be the same.”

- Angel Nelson from Wanderjourneys Peru creative writing & yoga retreat
“Sometimes you meet women who just unravel you, lift ou, love you and feel like home all at once. Thank you Victoria  for bringing this space of alchemy to the surface. I bow deeply to you.”

- Sara Martin from Writing Alchemy words & the west  with Victoria Erickson in Denver, Colorado
“I think Victoria’s writing classes really need to be called something else-because they are way more than just a writing workshop!! They are pure magic-unity-acceptance-understanding-healing-transforming-other wordly-tribal-ancient-mystic-futuristic-awareness-truth!!! Need I go on? Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you!”


-Mona Saroya
“This has been one of the most transformational, soulful, magical, and meaningful experiences of my life. So grateful & blessed to have embarked on this journey with the 8 beautiful souls I had the honor of traveling with for 10 days.”

- Carmen Carreon Smith from Wanderjouneys Peru creative writing & yoga retreat