Amherst Writers & Artists is a non-profit, international arts organization and network of writing workshop leaders. AWA-certified leaders have received the intensive training we offer in the AWA method, founded over thirty years ago by Pat Schneider, author of Writing Alone and With Others, Oxford University Press. 

Write With Us


Join an AWA-method writing group, workshop or retreat! We have trained hundreds of workshop leaders across the globe. Visit our directory to find a writing community near you.

Become AWA-Certified


Love the AWA method? Want to become trained to lead writing workshops using our unique approach? Join us at one of our 5-day intensive trainings in 2016 or 2017.

Write Around the World


Write Around The World AWA Global Fundraiser. Thank You to all who joined us for this successful fundraiser! It’s not to late to donate in support of training scholarships. Visit this page for more information.

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