Meryl Cook

Meryl Cook is an author, contemporary fibre artist, speaker, creativity expert and former homeopath. She specializes in connecting people with their creativity. She shares her process for unblocking creativity as a way of finding a renewed sense of purpose and discovering your next steps in business and in life.

Since 2016 Meryl has spoken and taught creativity workshops across Canada and in the US. She holds a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical and Industrial Psychology.

Meryl’s first book One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity, (December 2016) is the story of her reinvention through creativity. Her second book One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook (November 2017), shares tools for beginning the process of reinvention through journaling and sketching.

Meryl teaches her self care framework through her popular and often sold out creativity workshops such as: Journaling to Reignite your Business (Teaching) Creativity; Journaling as a Life Skill; Creativity as Healing Energy – Design your own Healing Image; Hook a Healing Mat; Chakra Colour Love; Hooking from the Inside Out – Inspired Design for Healing Energy; and The Creativity Workbook Toolkit – Looking inside for Answers (this is a writing and sketching/journaling workshop). She works at the individual, group and corporate level.

Meryl travels and speaks widely about how to use creativity as a vehicle for self care. Her main messages are that small steps can have a massive impact if we take it One Loop at a Time, and that we all have a wisdom and a  capacity within us. We can turn inside for answers. Her message is as practical as it is inspiring.

Meryl is a Council member of the International Association for Journal Writing and a member of the Writers’ Council for the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
  • Established writers/authors: those with numerous publications in magazines, journals, or anthologies and/or a full-length book publication.
  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, participant-to-participant) feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at