Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Method

Wednesdays, Feb. 26 — April 1, 2020
10am — noon at The Sitting Room
2025 Curtis Drive, Penngrove, CA

This workshop series focuses on generative writing with the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, which uses prompts and positive group reflection to bolster your writing practice. Participants will find a safe environment in which to experiment, learn craft, and develop each unique voice. All genres and experience levels welcome.

$120.00 for the series; no drop-ins. Size is limited to 12.
Please use my Contact page to inquire or reserve a space.

I am an AWA affiliate, certified to facilitate workshops in the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by founder Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. 

What is the AWA method?
AWA defines a writer simply as "someone who writes." The philosophy: Writing is an art form that belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level. 

Everyone’s writing, including the group leader’s, is treated equally as fiction, or story, to protect confidentiality. If writers choose to read their work aloud, participants focus on what is strong and memorable in their responses. Timed writing sessions with a variety of prompts and immediate, positive feedback support the development of each writer.

Shut Up & Write!™ weekly writing sessions

Join us for an hour of writing every Tuesday at 9:30 AM at JavAmore Cafe in Penngrove, CA. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done!

RSVP at Meetup, or just show up. Please arrive 10–15 minutes early to order food/drink and get settled.