Write Around the World with Amherst Writers & ArtistsPlease join us for our annual writing marathon fundraiser!

During the week of October 15—21, 2017 workshop leaders across the globe will bring groups together to Write Around the World and raise funds in support of AWA and its mission.

If you’d like to join as a writing workshop leader, please contact us or visit the event page for more information. If you’d like to write with a group near you, please see the growing list of participating workshop leaders below.


We are so grateful to everyone who participated in 2016! To read the writing that came out of last year’s marathon, please visit our blog.

Thank you to all who are joining in this global event! You uphold and carry the AWA Method so that voices around the world are supported and strengthened. Your contribution is at the heart of this success. We look forward to writing with you and reading your words.

PARTICIPATING WORKSHOP LEADERS & EVENTS:

Lisa Colburn, Market Street Writers
Location: Leesburg, VA
Monday, October 16

Dana Cunningham Anderson, Writing Alive! Workshops
Sunday, October 15 from 2 – 5 p.m. at The Center for Contemplative Arts in Manzanita, Oregon
Saturday, October 21 from 9 – 11 a.m. Pacific Time on the telephone

Maureen B. Jones, Writing Full Tilt
Location: Amherst, MA
Sunday, October 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Kate Madara
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Valentine Leonard
Location: Online via Skype
Friday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time

Jeri Okamoto-Tanaka, JOT Workshops
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Friday, October 20

Kathleen Olesky

Vicki Pinkerton
Location: Mount Albert, Ontario, Canada

Emily Stoddard, Voice & Vessel
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Wednesday, October 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Amy Torres


This event is sponsored by Northampton Cooperative Bank, a Division of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, partners with AWA for over 25 years.