Soulfood Joytime with Susan and Alexandra Karacostas

Join Alexandra Karacostas and Susan Wooldridge
by the creek in Butte Creek Canyon for
Soulfood Joytime –Exploring our Inner Landscape with Poetry and Astrology 
 10am-4pm, Sunday, Aug. 7
Light lunch provided…. bring snacks to share, bathing suit and towel
Our writing/self-illumination workshop will bring joy as well as a revitalizing practice to our daily lives.  Individual “depth soundings” will help us dive into who and where we are now. We will uncover what holds us back and where we may push through with love and trust. Together we will explore in poems and astrological observations how to best connect with the divine joy that resides within us!
This workshop is limited to 9 participants, so sign up soon. To learn more and sign up, contact Susan, or Alexandra, or go to and


just learning how to navigate wordpress, thanks for being patient.  More soon,  love,  Susan

And now, chapters emerging.  One called Hidden in the Open and another called Cesar Stealing Words.     …..

Welcome to the Wordpool


Welcome, and thanks for visiting my website.

I’m happy to report that a new book about land and language is taking shape. I love the process and will do my best to report as chapters appear. My most recent chapters are about scratch paper and stealing words.

poemcrazy_cover_smallpoemcrazy: freeing your life with words

Meanwhile, poemcrazy: freeing your life with words (in a 26th printing!) has a life of its own and continues to bring surprise and delight into my world. It may well have brought you here today!   Poemcrazy is now available as an audiobook from

Listen to me reading poemcrazy.

foolsgoldFoolsgold: Making Something from Nothing (and freeing your creative process)

Foolsgold seems to help people loosen up and encourage their hidden artist to come out to play.

bathing_with_ants_cover_smallBathing with Ants

Bathing with Ants (my small chapbook of poems) has invited a trail of Argentinian ants into my house. Be careful what you name your books! Luckily these ants don’t bite and for now my kitchen is immaculate.

If possible, support a local bookstore and order books there. You might suggest they order several copies! Or if you want to order online, check out Lyon Books or Barnes and Noble online.

For more information on each of my three books, click on the book links.

New workshops are being scheduled in northern California this winter and spring. Check the calendar for times and places.

I’d love to visit your town, local library, living room (or kitchen!) for a workshop from two hours to two days. Contact me for creative play/writing evening, day or weekend retreats. Have pens (plus fool’s tools) will travel! My rates are reasonable (and flexible). I love to work with all ages and levels.

I appreciate your comments and notes. Contact me any time.