Learn About Amherst Writers Workshops

This site describes the empowering writing method developed by author and poet Pat Schneider,  AWA founder.

Wondering if you can write?

The answer is always yes at AWA workshops.

Founder Pat Schneider believed we are born with creative genius that deserves to be realized. Workshops follow her philosophy:

A writer is someone who writes, and every writer has a unique voice

Find your voice.

AWA has spent decades proving everyone can write and enjoy it, without criticism or judgment.

Workshops have been running globally since 1981. They are calm, safe (often joyous) spaces that respect your inner artist.

Find a workshop here.