Dr. Batya Weinbaum

Course Offerings



Batya Weinbaum editor of Femspec, has published fiction and poetry in a variety of publications and anthologies, several books of poetry, a short story collection, and a novel. She has won awards for both poetry and fiction.


She works with female archetypes in watercolors, acrylics and mosaics (see goddessvibe.org) and operated the feminist art installation Feminina Sube on Isla Mujeres in MX, 2013-2020. 


Painting from the Divine Feminine
Instructor: Batya Weinbaum
Fridays | 9-10 am | Online Event | $20/class


A special way to give, greet and connect with friends and loved ones in a spiritual way, and to honor your sacred ties with others in symbolic ways. You will need a notebook, pens, and watercolors or color pencils. I will give sketching instructions in a technique I learned from a Chilean painter in the 80s. We will explore how the archetype connects with our psyche and then color or paint. Goddesses explored will include Durga, Kali, Ixchel, and Inanna.


Testimonial:  "Don't think you can draw?  No worries!  This class is about feeling it, not getting it 'right".  Great information about the Goddesses from a very knowledgeable instructor.  When I connected to the divine being of the day, I found attributes that I could use in my everyday life!"


-Reverend Jenni Vinecourt (Church of the Angels, Cleveland)


Creative Writing Through Myth
Instructor: Batya Weinbaum
Fridays | 10-11 am | Online Event | $20/class


Each workshop will use a different divine female archetype and the myths surrounding her such as Durga, Kali, Inanna and IxChel as prompts for timed free writes of fiction or poetry.


Use these powerful female images to transform your life. Create modern day characters infused with ancient archetypal energy.



Speculative Poetry Workshop (4-week series)
Instructor: Batya Weinbaum
Mondays, May 2- 23 | 11am -12 pm | Online Event | $100 for series or $35/class


Speculative poetry is a genre of poetry that focuses on mythological other dimensional themes, characterized by imagining what might be rather than what is. Influenced by Beat writers such as Ginsberg, Waldman and Kerouac, this four week workshop will explore experimental free verse to achieve such means.


Testimonial:  "I hadn't written poetry in 20 years. Batya helped me find my poetic voice again and helped me give myself permission to write."


-Arvin, Bard College and OSU graduate



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