Your Write Mind® workshops use the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, which is based upon the following beliefs:
- a writer is someone who writes.
- every writer has a unique voice.
- craft can be taught without damaging the writer’s self-esteem.
All workshops are conducted in a nonjudgmental, safe environment. We create this respectful atmosphere by:
- treating all writing as fiction.
- keeping all writing confidential.
- focusing responses on the strengths of newly-written work.
The leader also takes risks, writing and reading aloud along with participants.
The AWA method values every voice while simultaneously developing craft. The focus is always on the writing rather than the writer. No writing experience is necessary. Our workshops are not about punctuation or grammar.
You can learn more about the AWA method by clicking here: www.amherstwriters.com.
“No one has seen the night sky from exactly your trajectory. No one has loved exactly the people you have loved. Who will tell this part of the earth’s story, if you do not?”
— Pat Schneider, Writing Alone and With Others