Join us for a live Zoom writing workshop and we’ll reflect on the magic that happens when we take time to unplug.

When was the last time you really took time for some quiet reflection? No emails. No calls. No podcasts. For most of us — it’s been way too long. 

 Disconnecting from technology creates the space for creativity to emerge and allows us to be fully present with what is happening in the moment. 

During this workshop we will:

  • Participate in four guided writing exercises to elicit each writer’s unique voice
  • Uncover insights about our past and present experiences 
  • Learn new tools to get our creative juices flowing
  • Share our writing with a community of international women writers

After completing Pink Pangea workshops, women have written for major publications, launched their own blogs, or continued to write in their journals. Others have simply enjoyed trying something new. Each participant will receive a recording of the workshop.

Date: September 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Location:  Zoom
Cost: $12 USD limited spots*
Register here: 

Once you submit your payment we will email you to confirm your registration (within 24 hours), to your PayPal email address. Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Unplugged: A Writing Workshop

Workshop Reviews

“The workshop provided a safe and inspiring space to think about my own writing, and hear from other travelers and writers. I came away with some concrete tools, and an idea or two for future pieces!”
– Rachel Romesburg Rice

“I love traveling. And I love writing. So when a friend told me about the Pink Pangea writing workshop, I went right away. And it opened a new sphere of writing for me.”
– Britta Kollberg

“Participating in an online workshop with Jaclyn Mishal, is the next best thing to being on a retreat in some exotic location with her. Sitting comfortably in my study wearing pajamas and slippers, I felt that I was almost in the same room with her, enjoying her challenging writing prompts and exercises.”
— Naomi Baum

“Pink Pangea’s online workshop helped mediate an important realization. When I sit down to write a travel-oriented piece, I feel stuck. I feel trapped in my home country, when most of my best travel memories are from abroad. However, the workshop helped me tap into a creative atmosphere. It can be all about your mindset, not your physical location.”
– Danielle Corcione

“Thanks for the thought-provoking writing workshop today! I needed to be reminded that to be a writer….we have to write, then write some more. Loved it!”
– Sue G. Sparling Collins

“After finishing the workshop, I felt a sense of purpose and drive, as I knew the immediate steps I had to take to make my blog successful. A week later, that feeling has not faded in the slightest.”
— Sydney Paulsen

“I do yoga, a practice that I use to establish a connection between my mind and my body. Poses and breathing exercises help relax the muscles so that, as the body tension releases, the mind can trail back to a more peaceful state. This workshop was kind of a yoga practice for the creative brain.”
— Silvia Solis

Travel Workshop

About the facilitator

Jaclyn Mishal is a co-founder of Pink Pangea.  Since 2006, Jaclyn has worked in the travel industry, connecting thousands of individuals with international academic, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to her work devoted to making the “gap year” mainstream, Jaclyn played an integral role in developing international service learning programs.

An entrepreneur, writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities.

Jaclyn has led writing and Fearless Living workshops internationally in partnership with colleges and companies, including Google, Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Wagner College, REI, Global Yoga Journeys and Hostelling International. Each year, Jaclyn leads writing retreats in Costa Rica, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Greece and Portugal. According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise.

Jaclyn holds a B.S. from Binghamton University. She is a certified yoga instructor, whose travels have taken her through the Middle East, Europe, North America Central America and Southeast Asia.

Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother survived the Holocaust and her paternal grandmother fled Baghdad, Iraq. To them, Jaclyn dedicates her work to providing a space for women to share their stories.

Read on for more testimonials from Pink Pangea writing workshops and retreats here. Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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