Every May, you are invited to a marathon of by-donation AWA writing sessions, Write Around the World. We’re offering groups nearly every day! Proceeds from each session in the fundraiser go towards AWA and support all the writers in our community.

Write Around the World (WAW) was all-online for the first time in 2020 and we’re keeping that going this year. We’ve found it’s a great way to bring our global community together. You’ll receive a Zoom link or other online platform invitation via email before the event. If you have questions, please reach out to us at info@amherstwriters.org.

These AWA writing sessions are facilitated in the AWA method: the groups are generative opportunities to write on the spot and share that prompted writing with others. You’ll receive positive, affirmative feedback about what is working in your writing and you always have the opportunity to pass. AWA groups are a non-hierarchical space—nobody’s an expert, and everyone’s ideas are respected. You are the authority on your creative practice. These groups are for writers of all levels, working in any genre. From experienced authors seeking to deepen your craft or free up your original voice to those who haven written creatively in years, you are invited and celebrated here.

FIND A WRITING SESSION by browsing our packed event calendar. When you see an event that you’re interested in, click on the title for more information and to register. You donate to the fundraiser each time you sign up. Join as many groups as you want!

If you’d like to MAKE AN ADDITIONAL DONATION, we thank you!