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During the two hours, you’ll write on the spot to a prompt or two provided by the facilitator. Then, you’ll break into small, facilitated groups to read your writing aloud if you’d like. Writing that is shared will receive positive, affirmative feedback from the small group. We’re cycling through Fridays 1–3PM Eastern, Mondays 7–9PM Eastern, and Saturdays 1–3PM Eastern to include as many community members as possible. Each session is led by a new AWA facilitator, with even more facilitators supporting with leadership in our breakout rooms.
Learn about the leaders of this particular session below.
One of this program’s goals is to be a fundraiser for AWA. Tickets are available at a variety of donation levels. Please choose the one that best suits your budget. If you’d like to attend for less, you can join our AWA Writer membership and receive eight online writes per year for $5/month or $50/year!
Typically, the Zoom invite for these online sessions gets sent out via email the week of the event and again the day before or day of. Check your spam folders, and add AWA to your contacts. If you are experiencing technical difficulties, or do not receive an email, reach out to our Technical Assistant, Danielle McKinney.
DIANA DAMATO has a journalism degree, writes professionally and became a certified Amherst Writers and Artists facilitator in 2013. She has led AWA writing groups for ten years, including annual Write Around the World workshops and an AWA conference workshop and regularly participates in AWA professional development.
JEAN ZIMMER favors low heels, worn-out passports, handmade birthday cards, and decadent lasagnes. She also loves to help writers find their voice. In addition to being a proud and newly minted AWA workshop facilitator, she’s a career editor and published author.
BARBARA KRASNER an AWA-certified facilitator since 2013, leads online workshops in writing family history, writing the past, and Holocaust writing. She is the editor-in-chief of the forthcoming anthology, A Writer Is Someone Who Writes: Developing Your Craft through the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction and poetry and is the author of more than forty books.
MARIAN CALABRO has over 15 years of experience leading AWA workshops privately and at Adult School of Montclair, NJ.