A completed application for the Initial Workshop Leadership Training includes the form available for download below, completed, and a $300 non-refundable deposit towards the training tuition.


Application 2017 (93.7 kB) (requires free Adobe Reader)

Please fill out the above form and send it, along with contact information for two references and your writing sample, as an attachment via email to amherstwriters@gmail.com or via postal mail to the address below.


Once accepted, the $300 is a non-refundable deposit towards the $2250 training tuition. If your application is not accepted, $250 of the deposit will be returned less a $50 administrative fee.

To pay your deposit via check, please mail it to the address below:

Amherst Writers & Artists
PO Box 1076
Amherst, MA 01004

To pay your deposit online, please submit it via Paypal:

Training Date & Location

IMPORTANT: If you’re a Canadian citizen looking to pay in Canadian dollars for the Canadian training, please visit this AWA Canada page.


Amherst Writers & Artists reserves the right to determine whether each individual is prepared to uphold the principles and practices of the AWA Method. We do not guarantee Certification as an AWA Workshop Leader.