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