Writing from Memory or Imagination
“Nicole is a wonderful, inspiring, and insightful guide who created a safe place to show up and reclaim my writing practice.” — Rebecca W.
~ Women and nonbinary writers with any writing experience are welcome. ~
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Amherst Writers & Artists is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to support the voices of established and emerging writers, to free silenced and marginalized voices, and to promote respect for the artist in all writers. AWA defines a writer simply as "someone who writes." The basic philosophy: Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level.
Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Method
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. Participants find a safe environment in which to experiment, learn craft, and develop each unique voice.
Following an intensive 40-hour leadership training I became an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops.
Here’s what participants have to say about the AWA method:
Here’s what participants have to say about the workshop facilitation:
“Nicole provides a safe & encouraging environment to learn & grow.”
“I have gotten so much from Nicole’s knowledge of writing & attention to the process.”
“Nicole is a very calm, supportive & skilled facilitator. She is a gem!”
“I really appreciated Nicole's positive yet firm facilitation.”
“She is warm, encouraging, & respectful of each person’s own voice.”
“Thank you for creating such an accepting, rich, fertile space in which to create.”
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