Shows & Events

In addition performing as a singer/songwriter and bass player, I teach a variety of classes, workshops, and retreats on creativity, writing, and contemplative arts & photography. Browse my upcoming offerings below, or contact me to arrange a private event or customized course for your group or organization.

Personal Sustainability and Creativity through Writing and Contemplative Arts with Melinda Rothouse & Katherine Semler Girona, Spain (outside Barcelona) October 9-15, 2023

More details and registration at (scroll down to Spain retreat listing)

The Art of Impermanence: New Beginnings (A Week-Long Contemplative Arts Retreat in Mexico)

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Casa Werma Retreat Center, Patzcuaro, Mexico

The Art of Impermanence explores the process of change and becoming, of the ephemerality of our everyday experience, through the lens of creativity and contemplative arts practice. Through a combination of daily mindfulness meditation practice and creative arts exercises, we will explore the vulnerability inherent in our existence as sentient beings, observing how all phenomena arise and pass away. Using an array of artistic media, including writing, photography, movement, sound, and visual arts, we’ll awaken to the fluid nature of life from the loving container and lush gardens of Casa Werma in Patzcuaro, Mexico.

$750 Program Fee (Does not include flights or accommodations)

This 4-day contemplative writing retreat is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your writing at Casa Werma a beautiful, nature-filled retreat environment. By observing with a curious mind and tender heart, resting in stillness and bearing witness, we are invited to reconnect with ourselves, our written words and the world around us.

This retreat is open to writers of all levels and genres and will include contemplative writing prompts and exercises, plenty of writing time, group discussion and sharing of your work if desired. This retreat is meant to inspire and encourage the writer in you, deepen your relationship with yourself and your writing and make some new friends in the process. All are welcome!

$700 Program Fee (does not include lodging)