Amherst Writers & Artists is a non-profit, international arts organization and network of writing workshop leaders. AWA-certified leaders have received the intensive training we offer in the AWA method, founded over thirty years ago by Pat Schneider, author of Writing Alone and With Others, Oxford University Press.

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Join an AWA-method writing group, workshop or retreat! Visit our directory to find an AWA workshop leader and a home for your writing.

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Love the AWA method? Want to become trained to lead writing workshops using our unique approach? Join us at one of our 5-day intensive trainings in 2017.

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