About Joan Walters

Joan Walters is an AWA affiliate with a background in journalism & social work and experience mentoring young writers.

A writer since childhood, Joan sees AWA as a way to find equanimity in an off-balance world. She believes writing from the soul without fear of criticism is a path to creative fulfilment.

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More than 30 years at major news organizations, including long-time training editor for young writers. Master’s degree from the Medill School, Northwestern University.

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Art Blogger

Credentialed writer on the visual arts for more than a decade, posting since 2011 on Canadian Art Junkie, with 20,000 followers.

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AWA Affiliate

Formally trained to run workshops in the AWA method. Building a workshop practice with non-profit groups and anyone writing to make themselves whole.

AWA changed my writing life.

I am a journalist. I wrote daily. But I also slogged away in personal journals for years without feeling I was writing  anything creative.

Then I joined an AWA group and started to get somewhere. More on the AWA Method here .

Check the AWA main site for workshops you would be interested in attending.