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An online workshop facilitated in the AWA method, offering a safe space for caregivers to connect, express themselves and experience writing with a group of peers living with both the joys and challenges that come along with caring for other(s).
These workshops are designed to reduce isolation, stress and overwhelm for those who provide care on a personal level and/or as a professional care provider. Beginner, rusty, and experienced writers welcome.
Cost: No-cost bursary, $10, $20, $30, or *new* sponsor a spot for a writer experiencing financial barriers.
To sponsor a writer, add the Sponsor a Writer Ticket to Your Cart. Enter your name and email so we know who to thank for the donation. We will make the ticket available to a writer experiencing financial need. If you would like to attend the workshop yourself, please purchase a regular ticket to reserve your spot and receive the Zoom link.
Carla Hanson is fascinated by AWA’s radical and nuanced approach to writing, which empowers and helps writers of all levels refine their craft. Enchanted by the capaciousness of creative nonfiction, she favors personal essays, nature writing, place writing, and writing for spiritual growth. Carla Hanson has been a facilitator since 2007 and serves as the AWA board secretary. She is a retired high school English teacher and holds a master’s degree in English Composition. Carla grew up in northwestern Montana on the Flathead Reservation and is a member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes.
Sue Reynolds is a psychotherapist, a writer and a writing facilitator passionate about the Amherst Writers and Artists method. She is both past president of the Writers Community of Durham Region and past vice-president of the national Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (Canada’s version of the AWP). She has served on the board of AWA since 2014. For thirteen years she led writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre, a program for which she received the 2007 June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. Through workshops, international retreats, sanctuaries and courses, Sue helps writers dig deep to mine their own authentic treasure.