Write Around the World

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Every May, AWA workshop leaders across the globe bring writers together.

Leaders help AWA raise funds (click here to learn more about volunteering) by offering donation-based writing groups. Proceeds from each session support AWA and its mission. New writers experience the AWA method and celebrate the unique creativity in each other’s voices.

Payment Options

Most groups are hosted online between May 1st and 31st, with open registration, sliding scale from $20-40. A few affinity groups, with registration open only to members of a specific community—for example, teens or LGBTQ+ people—are also on the calendar.

To help you take advantage of all the writing sessions our calendar has to offer, we have a bulk discount: $15 each if you purchase 5, or $14 each for a batch of 10.

We also offer a pay-it-forward ticket, which goes toward writers in need of financial assistance. Want to give a ticket to a writer or writing-curious loved one? We think it’s fantastic to invite a friend or family member to join you in WAW group, so we made it easy to gift a session!

If cost is a barrier, please reach out to see if we can discount or waive your donation.

Member Discount

If you are a Writer Member, you can use one of your eight free writes per year on WAW! Sign in to the Writer Dashboard to see the code you’ll use to claim that discount. If you’re not a Writer Member yet, you can sign up here for as low as $5/month—you’ll get this and other great benefits!

Time Zones

Explore what’s on offer and sign up below! The calendar automatically displays in Pacific Daylight Time, PDT. Please use this time zone converter to check against your local time.