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Event Series Event Series: From Memory or Imagination

Memory or Imagination (8 weeks for women)

February 6 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST


This 8-week series (Tuesdays, Jan. 2–Feb. 20) is for women and nonbinary writers. All genres and experience levels are welcome!

We follow the AWA method in each 2-hour workshop session:

  • A variety of creative prompts plus immediate, positive feedback supports the development of each writer.
  • No matter the genre, everyone’s writing is treated as “story” so that we focus on what’s strong in the writing.
  • If participants choose to read their own writing aloud, we mirror back what is memorable: phrases, images, impressions.
  • Writers are welcomed into a brave, playful space in which to experiment and develop their craft.

What participants say:

As an emerging writer, I found this AWA workshop to be a highly affirming and validating experience. Nicole worked to establish a community ethos of emotional safety and mutual trust from the very first meeting. In keeping with AWA philosophy and practice, she created a space where the uniqueness of every voice was honored and celebrated, week after week. I grew as a writer as a result of her facilitation. She listens carefully, responds thoughtfully, and has a warm, inclusive energy that nurtures creativity. — Deb F.

I have needed a safe space to start dabbling again and for my reluctant muse to peek out from behind the block of cement she has been frozen in for years. It was great to have a place that was designed for play and experimentation. I relished that someone else was in charge, and that I could play with or ignore the prompts. I also really loved the positive feedback, and hearing the AWA feedback was really impactful. I felt seen and heard. — Carolyn M.

For more info, fill out a Workshop Inquiry Form. A brief conversation is required for new participants, prior to registration, in order to ensure a good fit. Please include a phone number!


February 6
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Nicole R. Zimmerman
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